I am doing my first wedding cake in a couple of months. It is a basic yellow cake with buttercream square cake. The issue is that it is a square seven tier cake. I will be using real cakes and dummy cakes in the construction. If anyone could give me some advice on the best way to make the constuction more sturdy I would appreciate it.
In what order are your real and dummy cakes? Are you using pillars? This all makes a difference.
If you're doing stacked cakes, I prefer the bottom ones be styro. They stack onto each other with no doweling and they make a very nice and sturdy base for the real cakes atop. Less leveling, less filling, less work.
I just did one this week. It was 4 tiers and the bottom 2 were dummies.
6" real, 8",10",12" dummies, 14", 16" real, and 18"dummy. No pillars, she just wants it stacked. The good thing about this is it is a simple white BC iced, bead detail around the base of cakes. She is supplying rhinestone trim, and real flowers for decorating.