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"How to Make a Princess Castle Etwin Gordon So we've iced both of our cakes for our castle cake and the next step you want to do is rod you're cake. This is a that will prevent you're top cake from falling or sinking into you're bottom cake. What you're going to need is at least four rods, about a quarter of an inch thick, wooden rods. These are great supports to hold up you're cake. Then we'll need an edible marker and also a sharpener and of course you'll need some sort of cutting shear or clippers to cut the rods because these are wooded all the way through. What you want to do is, it's a six inch cake I'm using for the top, I'm just going to use this six inch buoy just so I can score out exactly where I'm going to put my rods so it will hold up my top cake. I'm going to place this here temporarily. Right in the middle of our bottom cake and then I'm going to use a knife to go around the four sides and score the icing a little bit. This is going to help me find the perimeter where I'm going to place my rods. Now what want to do is at least put four rods in when you're doing a six inch cake. Put one in each corner, this will help hold up our top cake. Take an edible marker and mark it right on the very top of where the icing is to the rod. We're going to do each one. It doesn't matter if this gets on the icing because it's edible. Now what we want to do is cut each one of them. Then stick it back into our cake. Now that we have all four done, it's time to add our top cake to our bottom. You will need a regular or straight spatula to pry the top cake off the board. Then set it down using the lines that we made earlier as our guide. That's going to put it right on top of the four rods that we've put in."