""floating Tiers"...

Decorating By staceyboots Updated 27 Nov 2008 , 12:32am by staceyboots

staceyboots Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 6:51pm
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....i think that's what you call them.

has anyone ever done a cake using the styrofoam separators (wrapped with ribbon) between the tiers? if so, i need some help:

the cake will be one (1) 6" round, one (1) 9" round and one (1) 12" round.

(1) what size foam separators will you use?

(2) how high should the separators be?

(3) should the tiers be smaller than the plates that they are sitting on or can they be the same size as the plates?


i now that someone can help...i'm dying to try one of these setups!

oh...if you have any photos can you post them here?

thanks!

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leah_s Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 7:53pm
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foam separators?

leah_s Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 7:55pm
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"Floating" is the setup where each cake is on an independent stand.

staceyboots Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 7:58pm
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oh...i just checked and they are similar to the Wilton Tailored Tiers icon_redface.gif

staceyboots Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 8:56pm
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here is a photo that i found on the internet...just scroll down to the turquoise and brown cake (sorry, but the attachment features doesn't seem to be working)


http://www.yummycakecompany.co.uk/Main%20Pages/Wedding%20Cakes.html


does anyone have any tips on how to make this type of cake?

Doug Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 9:34pm
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foam cake dummies covered in cloth (use spray adhesive that is "repositionable" when first applied and smooth cloth on like would fondant. --- that or find very WIDE ribbon that is height of foam dummy and wrap that around it (as top and bottom wont show).

then use plates and SPS (keeping LEAHS happy) or those (whispers real low) -- dowels -- (gasp the horror!) to support plate of same size as dummy on top of bottom tier.

if you have the wilton center column support cake stand then could make hole in each dummy and slide over column and now it is purely decorative coverup of center column.

kakeladi Posted 26 Nov 2008 , 10:02pm
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.....cake will be one 6" round, one 9" round and one 12" round.
(1) what size foam separators will you use?
I suggest 4" smaller than the cake going on top of it....so you will need a 6" and a 4" (The 6" cake will go on the 4" and the 9" cake on the 6" piece of foam.) Put support under each one.....dowels, straws or SPS.
2) how high should the separators be?
I suggest 2 or 3" separators.
(3) should the tiers be smaller than the plates that they are sitting on or can they be the same size as the plates?
They should be the same.

staceyboots Posted 27 Nov 2008 , 12:32am
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everyone,

thanks so much for your replies! i can't wait to try this style of cake

thanks again!

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