I really like the look of this cake:
She used a styrofoam block in between the layers. do you think it would be possible to stack a 3 tier like this? Using regular dowels and using the styrofoam separators (wrapped in colored foil) with a long dowel down through the middle?
It would be a BC 3 tier rounds of 6/8/10. I would like to transport it assembled
What do you think?
I think I have seen some 3 tiered like that. I would attach the blocks with glue to the bottom of the cake board to make sure it doesn't slide, well in advance to give it time to dry. IF you are using strofoam make sure that the glue that you use is safe for it or else it will melt it or won't glue it at all. I'd also use 1 or 2 extra boards to make sure that the edges don't bow from the weight.
That;s my cake
How far is it to be transported? What is the drive like? potholes? tight curves? city driving?
Yes, it should be possible to do what you want.
Make sure your base board is extra sturdy *and* big. For the 6,8,10 I'd use a 14" base board, either triple cake boards or get a cakedrum.
Also use extra dowels: in the 10" I'd say at least 5; in the 8" use 3 or 4. (Odd #s are best) Normally I only use 3 straws or even none to support a 6" round, but with the transporting you are doing go on the safe side
cakeandpartygirl has a good suggestion about glueing the cake board to the styro. Since mine was a dummy display cake (b'cream iced styro tiers) I didn't have to worry about that Elmer's white glue would be good OR even royal icing.
Covered foamcore board is very sturdy,cut and iced as one unit with the cake. I inserted dowels into my foam (underneath) before I placed on the cake, makes it much more stable since the foam is so lightweight it controls movement during transport. Center dowel for sure! good luck, nice design.
Thank you everyone for responding so quickly! I was making a big batch of BC and just now got to check my post
@kakeladi - I really like the design of the hanging flowers the best - since you see alot of stacked design on CC and I have only seen this one with hanging flowers.
As far as delivery conditions: the drive is mostly freeway, very flat. Its getting warm out here in the Southwest and warm is 95-100 degrees. but the venue is air conditioned.
I have a large board *14 inches* and I learned the dowelling from tonedna1 who puts 5 or more in her stacked masterpieces so I'm good with the stacking part. I was just unsure how to secure the styrofoam pieces which will be wrapped in foil.
I am not sure I understand about the foam core board though...
The foamcore board replaces cardboard cake boards that are used under each stacked cake. It will not flex and holds the weight of the tier especially when the tier will extend passed the styrofoam seperators. My 15 birthday cake in my pic's has a foam seperator, but I did apply the gumpaste appliques at the venue.
I get it!!! I am so excited...
Thanks a million for the help... I can't wait to try out this on a wedding cake