Thank you all so much for your great advice! I hadn't thought about the punch idea. Never worked with the frosting sheets before....sounds like it might be the way to go. Do you have to freeze them first, before punching out the shapes?
Does anyone know where you can purchase those mini black heart-shaped confetti pieces? I want to use them to make little bow-ties for groom cake pops. Thanks for any and all help. Also, do you know if it's possible to JUST get those shapes without having to buy a whole ton of different ones together? I know that you can get poker shaped ones, but I don't need all the other pieces....just the hearts.
Does anyone have a good way to adhere sugar gems to the sides of a cake that have been covered in fondant? I was thinking clear piping gel, but is it strong enough, and will it dry enough, to keep the gems from slipping off? Royal icing is strong, but it would probably show through the clear sugar gems, right?
I'm making a three-tiered, square shaped wedding cake which will be iced with IMBC. Only thing is, the bottom tier is a fake (styrofoam). Can IMBC be applied directly onto styrofoam, or does it need to be prepped in some way first? Any suggestions and help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Thanks for all the great suggestions. I should have mentioned that the tiers are square, so I think I'll stay away from the separator plate as I've only seen them in rounds in our local Michaels. Cakenewby, I'm not using fondant on this cake, just IMBC.