Help With Seperaters Please!

Decorating By jessielou Updated 6 May 2010 , 6:00am by tmac670

jessielou Posted 4 May 2010 , 11:13pm
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I posted this a week or two ago but didnt get any replies....any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Im sorry if these are questions that have been asked and answered in other threads. I searched several times and wasnt able to find anthing.
I am doing a four tiered wedding cake this month and the bride wants seperaters between the tiers. Ive never done this before and the more I think about it the more nervous i get!!!
I plan to use styrofoam covered in fondant and edible giltter or disco dust as the seperaters.

Questions:
Do I use all the same size diameter? Or do i gradually get smaller along with the tiers?

How do I support it properly? With dowels under the styrofoam?

How do I put in a center support without driving it thru the foam and ending up with foam pieces in my cake? Or do i just stack it and leave it with no center support?

Im driving myself nuts worrying about this cake!! TIA Jessica

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glendaleAZ Posted 5 May 2010 , 1:14am
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I would think that the separators need to be whatever size your design calls for.

I wouldnt stack the cakes before I reached the reception site this way you dont need a dowel through the entire cake.

I would use some kind of food glue, such as royal icing to adhere the cake to the foam separator.

Put dowels (I prefer plastic wilton tubes) in each tier with cake, with the exception of the top one.

I've attached a couple of pictures of cake with separators to give you an idea of what others do.

hope this helps
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jessielou Posted 5 May 2010 , 1:20am
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icon_eek.gif oh my !! That first cake is GORGEOUS!!!!!! Thankyou so much for the help. Thats what I was thinking I just wanted to make sure. icon_smile.gif

glendaleAZ Posted 5 May 2010 , 3:08am
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Glad to help.

I agree. These are a couple of my favorites from the galleries.

jessielou Posted 5 May 2010 , 4:51pm
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Do you know who made that first one? I would love to know how they made the black lacey pieces...so pretty!

KHalstead Posted 5 May 2010 , 5:15pm
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this is the only cake I've made so far with separators and I just used foam discs (from the floral section) and covered the edge with ribbon (you could do the fondant like you've planned)....I put an sps plate w/ 4 legs on it in the bottom cake, set the foam piece on top of the plate, then set the next cake on the foam, then put a plate w/ legs in that cake, set another separator on the plate, then the last cake on that foam separator. Easy Peasy!!

Don't stack until you get there and it's just simple stacking, you should already have your dowels and plates on each of your 3 cakes, ready to go and then just stack em' up!
LL

KHalstead Posted 5 May 2010 , 5:32pm
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Originally Posted by jessielou

Do you know who made that first one? I would love to know how they made the black lacey pieces...so pretty!





I'll betcha it's string work!! It IS fabulous!

jessielou Posted 5 May 2010 , 9:10pm
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Thanks! Sounds easy...I dont know why im so nervous about it!

glendaleAZ Posted 6 May 2010 , 4:53am
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No sorry. I think I found the picture under one of the cake shows/contest in the galleries.

tmac670 Posted 6 May 2010 , 6:00am
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It's lace extension work-- a kind of string work--

here's a tutorial...


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