Using wedding cake separators is a great way to add some interest to a cake. The cake tiers appear as if they are floating on a bed of flowers and what’s not to love about that?
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For my separators, I use shallow polystyrene dummies of 2″ depth and I always make sure the diameter of the dummy is 2″ smaller than the cake that is sitting on top of it.
So, if I have a 4 tier cake (12″, 10″, 8″ and 6″) I will have an 8″ separator between by 12″ and 10″, a 6″ separator between my 10″ and 8″, and a 4″ separator between my 8″ and 6″.
I attach a thin cake board to the bottom of each separator to protect my cakes from the polystyrene.
I then dowel underneath where each separator will sit.
To mark the area where the dowels will need to be, I score around the separator into my fondant then push a dowel in, mark it just above where it comes out of the cake.
I cut the dowel then cut four more to the same height and push them into the cake tier. I do this for the bottom, third and second tiers.
When I assemble the cake, I stick each separator to each cake, then stick each tier together using royal icing.
The gaps can then be filled with fresh flowers. I used royal icing to make sure they held in place securely.
If you are doing any cake making this week, take photos and use #yesdarling on Instagram so I can see what you’ve been up to 🙂