Just recieved a cake order and I'm in need of some adivce. Its for a three tiers but they want the flowers stacked in between the layers of the cakes. Now how am I to do this? Do I stack and place the stryo in between each layer after putting in the support dowels then cake on top of the styro?
I also am in need of this advice. Thanks in advance!
Yep that's how you do it. If you use dowels your center dowel will go through the entire thing. I used SPS so there is no center dowel. This was my first cake doing this.
Things I learned:
Make your styrofoam separators closer to the size cake the will support
Make your flowers small enough to tuck in between the layers. Mine are slightly too big. I think a slightly taller separator would have looked better.
Cover you separators in corresponding fondant (that I at least did)
Make at least 6 extra flowers in case of breakage
Make smaller filler flowers and buds for the topper and if you want them between the layers.
If you use real flowers you can squish them all together to fill space but with gumpaste they leave small gaps and you have to account for that. I hope that helps a little.
I've done two cakes like that. The first was a dummy cake and I used styrofoam separators between the tiers. Because it was a dummy cake I didn't have a dowel issue. the second cake was a real cake and I used Wilton separator plates with dowels....similar to SPS....I just wired the flowers together in small bunches and laid them on the cake in between the layers. The pictures are in my photos.
You can also use the Wilton Tall Tier cake stand or any center post cake stand as well.
Kitagirl, i just went snd looked that up. That would Have saved me a lot of frustration next time I'll know