I cant' say for sure how it was done, but I think if I was going to copy the design that I would use a separator plate both under and above each tier. So the balls rest on a plate. You could even glue the balls to the top plate so that they are secured in position.
I think that you need good plates that are the appropriate size and then the globe separaters that wilton sells or fondant covered wooden balls?? Thinking out loud here..... Square cakes to start and then know the proper angle to trim it at... If you imagine it as a regular tiered cake with pillars it's not as scary.... Good Luck!! I love that movie!!
Hi I would have to say that I am not sure about the balls, maybe styrofoam covered in fondant. Or wood balls painted white, flat tops and bottoms, you could possibly drill holes through the balls for your dowel rods. and I am guessing white square separator plates. Hope this helps.
I think that you need good plates that are the appropriate size and then the globe separaters that wilton sells or fondant covered wooden balls??
This is what I was thinking too
you could possibly drill holes through the balls for your dowel rods
That's a good idea-for added security.
i am not sure how it is done either but i would use dowels and styrofoam/polystyrene balls. basically using the theory of pillars but with icing/fondant covered polystyrene/styrofoam balls you can buy them from craft supply shops.
Hmm... I don't know if this will help. Wilton make a Globe Pillar and Base set seen here:
Maybe this will help with some support issues or at least give you the ball size you need. Hope this helps.