I am making my first 3 tier wedding cake next month and have questions on when to decorate and when to stack...I am using the SPS system.
The bottom tier is going to be a 14" square bottom with black dots (small) and black fondant ribbon wrapped around the bottom.
The second tier will be a 10" round with the fondant ribbon border and will have scroll work all over the cake.
The third tier will be identical to the bottom tier.
I guess my questions are 1.) would you put the fondant ribbon on each tier and then stack, or stack and then put the ribbon on and 2.) would you do the dots/scroll work first and then stack, or stack and then scroll?
My only concern is messing up the dots/scroll work and ribbon if I decorate and then stack, but I don't want to stack and decorate and then mess something up on the other tiers!
Any seasoned pro's out there that are willing to give some advice on what has worked for you in the past?
Thanks so much!!
stack and then put fondant ribbons on
scrolls: if hand piped I would have to do it before i stacked cuz i cant pipe up that high
dots: i would do after ( unless piped, then before)
I am getting a little nervous! This is my first wedding cake and I just want to make sure my process is as smooth as possible.
you will do great!!
you can lightly place some wax paper on the lower layers as you decorate the upper layers in case of drips or clumsy fingers like mine!
you can do it!