this is from an amazingly tallented woman in CA. how would you go about using a stand like that? she uses them in a lot of her cakes. does the tier underneith need to be foam? please help!
It could be a styrofoam dummy, but it can also be done with real cake. It would be supported the same way as using a wine glass as a separator.
The stands look like wood to me. The two could be screwed together with a threaded rod much like a threaded center pole. If so, I don't believe the pole or possible threaded rod is full length because the upper tiers are leaning.
The bottom tier looks like a dummy to me. But like the other post, it can be done! I always wondered how they supported it, it would need to distribute the weight somehow, what if you got a cardboard underneath the fondant, with supports under that...then the stand on top would have a wider board to distribute the weight without being seen? Never done that technique nor have I researched it! I will be interested to see what others say!
I would love to learn how to do it too, never done it before
thanks for the responses everyone!