How To Make The "riser" Tiers Between Cake Tiers?

Decorating By MiriamG Updated 28 Apr 2010 , 6:00pm by MiriamG

MiriamG Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 3:29am
post #1 of 9

I've seen a lot of beautiful cakes that have tiers or dummies in between larger tiers, which give the cake more height and make the upper tiers look like they're almost floating on the lower tiers.

Like this showstopper: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1650180

How do I achieve this? Are these styrofoam dummies? Or some other materials?

Thanks!

8 replies
JanH Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 3:49am
post #2 of 9

Wilton's tailored tier separators:

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=ED71F2FC-802D-F658-0D505D3CAD8EFE15&fid=ED71F32B-802D-F658-07C7F119679A3EDB

But you can use appropriately sized dummies to do the same thing.

HTH

debster Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 3:49am
post #3 of 9

Looks like styrofoam circles wrapped , but if it's that they did a darn good job.

Tracy7953 Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 3:51am
post #4 of 9

I am only guessing but that looks like ribbon wrapped dummies to me. Gorgeous cake!

debster Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 3:51am
post #5 of 9

Hahahahahaha JanH I have those. Dummy me.

JanH Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 4:24am
post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by debster

Hahahahahaha JanH I have those. Dummy me.




They're convenient, and if you used your HL or Michaels 40% off coupon - not a bad deal. icon_smile.gif

MissRobin Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 1:27pm
post #7 of 9

So do you just dowel right through those styrofoam dummies when doweling for transport???

tracycakes Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 1:48pm
post #8 of 9

I just buy styrofoam circles at Michaels in the size and height that I want and cover them in ribbon ( or fondant). I use SPS so I just use the sps under the styrofoam and set the cake on top.

MiriamG Posted 28 Apr 2010 , 6:00pm
post #9 of 9

Thanks, everyone! Pardon my ignorance, but what is SPS?

Quote by @%username% on %date%

%body%