Imbc 4 Tiered Cake Question

Decorating By Addictive_desserts Updated 28 Jun 2012 , 7:13pm by KoryAK

Addictive_desserts Posted 28 Jun 2012 , 12:33am
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Hi, I'm doing a 6-8-10-12 imbc with polystyrene separators!
similar style to this,
http://mywoodworkingsolutions.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/floating-cake-stand-assembly-guide.html?m=1

How do I prevent the buttercream sticking to the polystyrene above it?
Thanks for your help!

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KoryAK Posted 28 Jun 2012 , 2:13am
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I always add a layer of cardboard to the bottom of any dummy layers. If you are doing traditional pillaring instead of the way the photo shows (a lot more unneeded work for this style of cake IMHO) then it will prevent the dowels from sinking into the softer material and make it food safe. Then use whatever method (or non-method) you usually use.

Addictive_desserts Posted 28 Jun 2012 , 4:12am
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Thanks what is the best way to achieve this look in the simplest way?

I thought it would be best to use styrofoam dummies instead of the building it out of timber!

CWR41 Posted 28 Jun 2012 , 5:30am
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Originally Posted by Addictive_desserts

How do I prevent the buttercream sticking to the polystyrene above it?




Waxed paper or powdered sugar.

KoryAK Posted 28 Jun 2012 , 7:13pm
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Yep, styro dummies. You need supports under them, but not supports inside them to hold up the tier above. I like a couple of center dowels all the way through to make transporting in one piece safer.

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