So a bride of mine wants the attached cake structure to be replicated (minus the hexagon at the bottom- so its going to be the top five tiers) I have previously done cakes with Styrofoam separators but all those cakes had one separating tier. This one as you can see has 2. Do you think its something that I should worry about? Those who have done something similar, is the structure hard to balance/ instable? The tiers are not going to be awfully big (5-7-9-11-13). So I am thinking of using a 7 inch disc under the 9 inch tier and a 5 inch on top of it (and under the 7 inch). Any input would be greatly appreciated :))
that's probably right-- it's hard to tell because of the silver things and the roses blocking the view -- looks like they are silver 'feet' mimicking a footed cake stand maybe --
the only thing i'd think is the foam pieces might be smaller than you suggest -- one inch there is not that much graduation and you want to show that distinction off there -- i'd want to have the different sizes ready and get the best look if it was me -- i have tons of foam so i would set it up in advance but even then sometimes you need to get it all done before you can really tell --
no worries on stacking with all your good supports in there-- you just keep piling 'em up there and away you go --
Perfect, thanks :) So a 6 inch disc under the 9 inch maybe? I am just scared if its more than 2 inches, the cake might become unstable? You think it should be fine?
Aa 6 under the 9 is fine -- a 4 or a 4.5 under the 7 -- that's why I like to set up all my dummies first to see which one I like best -- just depends what looks best to you
AI want to do a cake with a separator like that. What kind of cake board do you use for the cake sitting on the smaller foam separator? I did a practice cake and used a regular cake circle and that obviously wasn't sturdy enough as the icing on the sides slid.
I plan to use the acrylic plastic circle. Maybe a foam core one would be enough but rather safe than sorry.
........did a practice cake and used a regular cake circle and that obviously wasn't sturdy enough as the icing on the sides slid.............
Not sure exactly what you experienced; did the icing slide off the cake or the cake circle bend where no support was under it?
I suggest the results you experienced had nothing to do w/the cake circle you used. I have made dozens of cakes w/a smaller styrofoam separator and *never* did the icing sides slide.