Cake Tier Separator

Decorating By bbstephan Updated 30 Jun 2011 , 12:04am by CWR41

bbstephan Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 7:21pm
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I must make a four tier cake (6-8-10-12) and need separation between the 8" and 10" to put a ring of sugar flowers. The bride does not want the flowers to extend past the 8" round- wants it more like 7" width and 4" tall under the 8" tier. What is the best support to use? I've only ever used straws and a middle dowel to support tiers, with no separation. What do I use to support the 6" and 8"? Is a 6" styrofoam dummy with the flowers stuck in it strong enough to support those two tiers (and then a dowel down through the cakes)? I appeciate your feedback!

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leah_s Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 7:29pm
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If you'll switch to SPS, you use the CG-4s legs for the regular tiers and the multi-piece set to create the separation.

bbstephan Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 8:10pm
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I unfortunately do not have time to order that system...would the 6" cake dummy work for support for the 6" and 8" on top of it?

CWR41 Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 9:35pm
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Originally Posted by bbstephan

I unfortunately do not have time to order that system...would the 6" cake dummy work for support for the 6" and 8" on top of it?




Yes, a 6" dummy will support the weight of the above tiers.

bbstephan Posted 29 Jun 2011 , 10:43pm
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Okay, thanks! Would I be pushing it if I used a 5" dummy? I realized that using a 6" would give me hardly any room for the flowers!

CWR41 Posted 30 Jun 2011 , 12:04am
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Originally Posted by bbstephan

Okay, thanks! Would I be pushing it if I used a 5" dummy? I realized that using a 6" would give me hardly any room for the flowers!




A 5" dummy would certainly handle the weight... your 6" and 8" tiers including buttercream wouldn't weigh more than 7 lbs. I'm sure a 1" cube of styrofoam could withstand a lot more than 7 lbs. of pressure.

Because it will be top heavy, as long as you are skewering the foam well, it won't topple.

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