I know this is such a basic technique I should already know to do but I don't! Please help!
I need help with the cake stand structure and support.
Here is a picture of a wedding cake I have due at the end of this month. The only difference is the bride wants each cake tier separated with flowers in the gap. She doesn't want cake on top of cake. I'm not sure how to separate the tiers? What support system do I use? Any help would be great! Thanks!!
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I would use the wilton hidden pillars for that particular look.
I would use floral foam wraped in plastic wrap or styrofoam and secure it with RI and surround with a few dowels cut to the same height to keep it in place and support the next tier. Then insert the flowers directly into the foam. I hope that helps.
The hidden pillars or SPS with longer legs may work best here. I did gumpaste flowers between tiers for my friend using styrofoam separaters. My separators were significantly smaller in diameter than the cake sitting on them. I used SPS but it did make me nervous that they were not super stable. http://www.keeponcaking.com/2010/09/pleated-fondant-tutorial/
I covered the styrofoam in fondant and placed it on the SPS plate. I assembled on site. My learning experience was not to wire or pick the flowers, because they may show if it's not dense enough. It would have been prettier (and more similar to your picture) if the flowers were flush against the separaters. So next time I would just glue them with royal to the separaters.
I love that cake by the way with all the bling! Fun fun.