Stacking Cakes With A Tier Separated With Flowers

Decorating By todolomio Updated 19 Jul 2008 , 7:27pm by leah_s

todolomio Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 9:30am
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Hi everyone!

Last night my client calls me and says she want to add flowers to her cake order. The problem is...I don't know how!!!! Originally the design was for the cake tiers to be stacked on each other now, she want to seperate the top tier from the bottom tier with flowers. Can anyone help me with this problem because the cake is for Sunday morning!!!

HELP!!!!

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KoryAK Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 10:05am
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Well, you can do a regular single plate, push-in pillar style thing and insert the stems right into the lower cake (of course make sure they are non-toxic ones and I always put the stem into a drinking straw first) OR you can do a 2 plate system with 3" pillars, fill that with floral oasis and stick the flowers into that. The Wilton crystal plates are good for this because they have a lip that will catch any runaway water.

jammjenks Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 2:37pm
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When I did this one, I used the 7" push in pillars and separator plates from Wilton. I placed the pillars in and just stacked it up and added borders on site. The flowers are real hydrangeas so I put a circle of wax paper under them. It was the easier wedding cake I have ever done!
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loriemoms Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 6:55pm
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I actually took two plates (SPS) and cut the pillar to 3 inches and then made alittle "stand" out of the two plates. I then put the oasis on the bottom plastic plate wrapped in plastic and pushed the flowers in. It worked out nicely. I have also used in pushed in pillars, cut alittle shorter, to place the flowers and put them on wax paper that had a bunch of buttercream piled on them, cut the stems kind of long and then let them rest on top of each other..
LL

leah_s Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 7:15pm
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When I do a cake with separations, I use the mulit-piece SPS leg. I use the 5" main piece plus 1, two inch extension. Assemble as normal, then just stick flowers into the air space created. The stems don't go into the cake, of course, but are just in the airspace in the middle with the flower heads to the outside. I do not use Oasis, as I dont' want water anywhere near cake. And the flowers don't need it anyway.

leah_s Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 7:16pm
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When I do a cake with separations, I use the mulit-piece SPS leg. I use the 5" main piece plus 1, two inch extension. Assemble as normal, then just stick flowers into the air space created. The stems don't go into the cake, of course, but are just in the airspace in the middle with the flower heads to the outside. I do not use Oasis, as I dont' want water anywhere near cake. And the flowers don't need it anyway.

millermom Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 7:19pm
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I am so glad somebody posted this! I have a cake order with fresh flowers for August.

loriemoms, which method did you use on the cake you show here? And what do you mean by the "pushed in pillars?"

I have 3" pillars with the 2 plates that I had planned to use, and put the oasis between them. Will this work?

Thanks to anyone who can help!

leah_s Posted 19 Jul 2008 , 7:27pm
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Push in pillars are a Wilton product. Then have taper ends whichh IMO create a cake waitin' to fall. Seriously, you don't need Oasis.

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