Advice On Use Of Separators

Decorating By dimbim Updated 7 Aug 2014 , 1:10pm by dimbim

dimbim Posted 7 Aug 2014 , 1:56am
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Hi there,
 I have a wedding cake coming up and i'll need to use separators like the one in the links below:

 

http://api.ning.com/files/50ZQXoFZl1USvrRJuMgdPtQSqTB8dKQJ9Pm8OBgGg2lsIrOoh0z7Er247t4eTgtWt4*j7tIB5cIaWa1fOXyjxpl-xhSqnLKd/cake998.jpg

http://static.weddingwire.com/static/vendor/475001_480000/476036/thumbnails/600x600_1320352209539-IMG2331.jpg

 

I will highly appreciate any advice in relation to my questions:
Do i need to dowel the separators? if so, how please?
How do i glue the cake on top of the separator to ensure it stays in place??
Any other advice with regards to stacking cakes with separators will be highly appreciated.

 

Thanks very much

Abimbola

 

2 replies
kakeladi Posted 7 Aug 2014 , 4:10am
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...............Do i need to dowel the separators? if so, how please?.....

   What is used are styrofoam discs wrapped in ribbon/fabric.  You put a cake board top & bottom - the same size as the disc. Depending on the size of the tiers yes, I would dowel under the disc - if it is a 6" disc, then put the dowels around a 5" circle inside that 6" space.  For one tier above the separation use 4 dowels; If there are more each lower tier will need 1,2 or 3 more dowels depending on the sizes and how many more tiers it is holding up.


...........How do i glue the cake on top of the separator to ensure it stays in place??........

  Basically the same as you would if it were cake - a generous blob of icing :)

dimbim Posted 7 Aug 2014 , 1:10pm
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Hello Kakeladi,

 

Thanks so much for your helpful response, very well appreciated. Thanks for your time!!!

Abimbola

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