How do you make tiered cakes that have flowers or whatever in between the tiers, at first I thought to use pillars but in the many pictures I've found you can't see any pillars. Is there another way to do these cakes? Here's a picture of what I'm talking about. Thanks for any help you may have!
Hi, I tried to do a similar cake to that ( its in my pics) And I used a regular support system for tiered cakes ( dowels) and a foam in between each tier. If you do use flowers- make sure they are small enough. Mine were too big!
Styrofoam cake dummies in a smaller size than the tier below and above.
Do you dowel through the styrofoam??
Yes. Maisy Fantaisy has a book about cake decorating and she explains it really well: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0715326872/?tag=cakecentral-20
My public library has it so whenever I need directions, I just get it out
Thank you for posting! i have wanted to know how they do it also. I have the maisy book but i never saw it. will be taking a better look at that book.
I think she has 2 books. The flower tiers are in Sweet and Simple Party cakes.
I used styrofoam between my tiers of this cake.
The problem was they weren't wide enough so the toothpics showed. Make sure you use the right size styrofoam and as someone else mentioned the right size flowers. This was my first time doing a cake like this and the other mistake I made was not making filler flowers to fill in the gap. Thankfully it was for a friend. Also just a note, I covered my styro with fondant so the part that did show looked seamless with the cake.
I use SPS for my support so no center dowel was needed.
The truth is it probably makes sense to buy the flowers/fruits first, and then match up the styrofoam size to what you have.