i've got a wedding cake coming up very soon and the lady wants flowers to placed in between cake layers like in the picture below. how do i do this? i've read somewhere that you use styrofoam blocks and stack them like you would with the cakes then insert the flowers with wires. is this true? my cakes will be 12, 10,8 and 6 inch round cakes. what size blocks would i need? please can someone help as i will need to buy them today.
thanks for your help, but i'm still confused. that tall tier stand is expensive too. is'nt there an alternative way?
I would use 7" pillars: 4" in the cake below, 3" exposed. Set flowers around perimeter in open space. Be absolutely certain that flowers are "cake safe"--not sprayed or preserved. Even then I prefer to have plastic wrap with some icing on it between the cake and the flowers.
Mitch Turner shows how to do this in her "Spectacular Cakes" book. She recommends the styrofoam blocks between tiers with the flowers then inserted into the blocks.
For sizing, she specifies the blocks to be 5cm high and 10cm smaller than the cake they are to sit on. The dowels are then cut to the height of the cake tier + block and placed against the edges of the block to keep it in place.
I hope that helps.
finally i got the reply i want. that was very useful. i actually got her book but did'nt understand the sizes. you clarified it for me better. thank you