Using Perspex Separators Between Tiers

Decorating By niccicola Updated 30 Nov 2010 , 6:36am by sweetooth0510

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niccicola Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 4:34am
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I have a client who wants 6", 8", and 10" square tiers with a square Perspex separator between each. She is going to have the florist fill them with calla lillies.

How do I make sure the cakes will hold up?

What size separators should I purchase?

Any other ideas/forseeable problems? I'm thinking I'll have to use foam board as the base of the top 2 tiers, otherwise I think the cardboard will flex and bend and the cake will fall (the portion not on the separator)


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leah_s Posted 27 Nov 2010 , 1:48pm
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"square Perspex separator "
link? Absolutely no clue what you're talking about.

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niccicola Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 3:31am
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Yes, the second link is more what she wants. Square not rectangle. And no wording.

Thanks for any help!

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cheatize Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 5:30am
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It looks to me like you would dowel and board the cakes as usual.

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sweetooth0510 Posted 30 Nov 2010 , 6:36am
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Hi. I've done a wedding cake with a square perspex seperator. Definitely use board for under the top cake and then dowel the bottom cake as you would any normal stacked cake. I dowelled and then covered the top of the dowel with a slightly thinned down fondant to cover the holes.

My best tip would be to assemble onsite and not travel with the seperator and top tier attached. The seperator can move and the top tier is not as stable due to the height.

A blob of royal icing matching the cake colour in the centre of the box will hold it, and once the flowers are in it will be covered up.

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