Dummy Cake Assembly Help

Decorating By ebcake Updated 22 Mar 2016 , 5:04am by ebcake

ebcake Posted 21 Mar 2016 , 5:10pm
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I would love some advice on making a 4-5tier dummy buttercream wedding cake.

I am making a dummy cake for an event- it will be covered in buttercream and have an old fashioned wedding cake look with buttercream piping, separators and columns. I will decorate the styrofoam dummy in advance and then assemble on site.  Will the separator plates just sit on the top of each tier? Should I attach them in some way? Because it will be rather tall and the styrofoam is light, I'm worried about it falling over. Also, If I want to do a double height tier should I glue or tape two dummy cakes together?

I'm thinking of doing an  18" round base, topped with the tall Roman columns then a 12" tier, short columns, 10" tier, tall columns and a 6" tier at the top. I may make the 12" and 6" tiers double height. Please help!

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kakeladi Posted 22 Mar 2016 , 4:16am
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Styro is very stable:)  No need to attach the plates unless you really want to.  If so, just put a dab of fresh b'cream under the plate.  No need to glue or tape the dummies together.  Again just a dab of b'cream w/hold them together.  If you look through my pix on here, some of them were dummy cakes for display in my shop over the years.  

kakeladi Posted 22 Mar 2016 , 4:30am
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There were all made as display cakes for me shop.              http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1383943/different-shapes       http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1332904/peach-and-blue-wedding        http://www.cakecentral.com/gallery/i/1330216/hearts-aflutter     


ebcake Posted 22 Mar 2016 , 5:04am
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Thank you so much. I ordered everything today and have kind of figured out an assembly plan. I will have a little bit of time to play around with it so I feel comfortable. Luckily I found taller styro dummies so I wont have to even worry about gluing them together. 

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