I Would Like Confirmation I Am Stacking A Spaced Cake Correctly, Please

Decorating By FioreCakes

FioreCakes Posted 31 Mar 2014 , 10:03pm
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I am making this wedding cake for a friend in September. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakeboxsoc/7594987036/in/photostream


I am going to make the tiers 14,10, and 6, so a little bigger than the original picture.


I have experience with stacking cakes and I will be using the SPS system as always. This is my plan after looking up other threads and I want to make sure everyone agrees before I do my practice run in a couple weeks. I am practicing to make sure it will, in fact, be stable! 


Here is the stack from bottom to top. 


12" diameter, 1 inch thick foam spacer covered in ribbon

14" bottom tier on a 14" diameter, 3/4" thick foamcore covered in ribbon

8" SPS 

8" diameter, 1 inch thick foam spacer covered in ribbon

10" bottom tier on a 10" diameter 3/4" thick foamcore covered in ribbon


so since they don't make a 4" SPS, next I was going to put bubble straws in the 10" tier, put a 4" cardboard on that, then the 4" foam spacer, then the 6" tier on the 6" foam core. 


I figured I would glue the foam spacers to the SPS and then royal icing glue the foam core the cake is on to the foam spacer. 


This will be stacked on site for sure!!


Do you guys think this is the best way to stack this? Also, do you think the 2" difference between each tier and the spacer below it will achieve the look in this picture?


Thanks so much for any advice you can offer!

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