Fresh Flowers Between Tiers

Decorating By Lisas13717 Updated 20 Aug 2013 , 2:39pm by Lisas13717

Lisas13717 Posted 18 Aug 2013 , 1:17am
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Hi,

 

I am doing a 3 tiered wedding cake 6, 9, 12..the bride wants fresh flowers between the 6 and 9 (about 3 inches high..) can I possibly use a cake dummy 4x3 and stack the 6inch tier directly on the dummy? Or any suggestions??

 

thanks so much!!

 

Lisa

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lorieleann Posted 18 Aug 2013 , 3:59am
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i used the SPS with the extra tall legs. It was very stable.  I did stack on site though and worked with the florist to put in 14 dozen roses and peonies.  (pic is in my gallery, the one under a tent) A combo on the SPS leg heights for the different tiers could give you a good structure. 

Lisas13717 Posted 18 Aug 2013 , 3:58pm
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AThank you so much for your response..beautiful cake and that's the look I'm looking for. I am using the sps for this cake, but they are stacking it themselves. I was worried the pillars would show, but they don't. Is there Styrofoam to push the flowers into? Could you please tell me what I need for materials between the 6 & 9 inch tiers where the flowers will be? Thank you so much, Lisa

lorieleann Posted 19 Aug 2013 , 7:37am
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What do you mean that they are stacking it themselves? You aren't going to be putting the tiers together at the venue?  Honestly, that seems a disaster in the making if they aren't totally familiar with stacking with the SPS system and getting the cake board right on the little spike. 

 

I though that the florist was bringing oasis foam and she thought we were using a big blob of buttercream.  I *just* had enough buttercream to put the stems into and to help prop up the upper layers.  I had lined the top of the cakes with a circle of parchment and the caterer cutting it got instructions on how to remove all the roses and how to take apart the cake.  It was a hot mess inside those pillars!  And it took way more flowers than we estimated.  It was hot and the blooms were wilting something fierce, making them squish down a bit more. 

 

I guess that oasis would be a good foam to stick the flowers into, but with so many little roses, i wonder how well it would stand up to being poked to shreds. I could see using a piece to secure the larger and longer stems and then filing in the space between with buttercream glue in there--so a combo of the both. 

Lisas13717 Posted 20 Aug 2013 , 2:39pm
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AOh that's a great idea. Thank you so much for all of your help ! Lisa

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