Supporting a narrow, heavy cake topper
My friend just asked me to make her wedding cake and I'm so excited to take on the project. She's already purchased a cake topper for her Renaissance-themed wedding: It's made of pewter and it's rather heavy (1.25lbs). The figurine base is also pretty narrow, and I'm concerned about it tipping over. Is there anything I can do besides dowel supports to stabilize the figurine?
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I LOVE the Cake topper. Is it a fondant or buttercream cake? I think the best thing to do is mount it onto a sturdy base. You may have to custom make one. I would make the base out of wood most likely and finish it off with fabric trimmings that can be glued. Not sure what kind of glue I would use though to mount the figures to the wooden base. I will ask my Facebook friends to help out. There is usually someone from the cake decorating group that will come up with something helpful. Good luck and please show us a picture of your finished cake on this cake photos page or cake decorating pictures.