Styrofoam Tier In Wedding Cake - Question

Decorating By Evoir Updated 2 Feb 2010 , 2:19am by BlakesCakes

Evoir Posted 1 Feb 2010 , 10:52pm
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Hi all

I have a bride to be wanting a fondant-covered stacked square three tier cake, with the middle tier (9 inch square) just styrofoam, as the wedding size is fairly small. We cannot shrink the overall size of the cake, due to the cake topper she wants.

I have never done a cake with a styro tier before - and I have two questions:

1. What percentage of your normal cake tier cost do you charge for a styro tier? (where I am the styro costs about $10, my ingredients would be about $25 + time + electricity etc). Note: I am not asking "how much do you charge", just what proportion of a normal cake you'd charge for styro.

2. When stacking, I'll put dowels in the bottom tier, then the styro level...do I need dowels through the styro to hold up the top tier? Whats the best number of dowels for a 6-9-12 square with the 9 as styro?

Thanks so much in advance for you advice icon_smile.gif

- Eve

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BlakesCakes Posted 2 Feb 2010 , 2:19am
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1. What percentage of your normal cake tier cost do you charge for a styro tier?

80%


2. When stacking, I'll put dowels in the bottom tier, then the styro level...do I need dowels through the styro to hold up the top tier?

No


Whats the best number of dowels for a 6-9-12 square with the 9 as styro?

If using Wilton plastic dowels, 4. If using wooden dowels, 6.

HTH
Rae

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