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How to use Wedding Cake Separators

Date - 12th June 2017 / Author - Billie / Category - Cake Decorating, Wedding Cake

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.

Dowelling

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.

Assembly

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 🙂

Billie xx

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Comments 2 comments to this post

12th June 2017 at 8:15 pm / Joanna / Write:

Hi Billie
Thank you for a superb video.
I want to start baking and decorating, Wedding cakes after seeing this video, I feel confident to do it. Did you go to a cake decorating school, to get good skills as demonstrated? Are there courses, for Wedding Cake? Any info or advice, will be greatly appreciated.
Thx

12th June 2017 at 8:15 pm / Joanna / Write:

Hi Billie
Thank you for a superb video.
I want to start baking and decorating, Wedding cakes after seeing this video, I feel confident to do it. Did you go to a cake decorating school, to get good skills as demonstrated? Are there courses, for Wedding Cake? Any info or advice, will be greatly appreciated.
Thx
Joanna

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