Also bake 2-layer 6, 10 and 14 in. cakes and position on same-size separator plates. Ice cakes smooth in buttercream. Prepare cakes for
Separator Plate and Pillar Construction. Mark sections every 2 in. across and every 1/2 in. down with toothpick. In royal icing, pipe tip 2 drop strings, 1 in. deep, in each 2 in. section. Pipe 5 additional drop strings, 1 in. deep, beginning at each 1/2 in. mark. Add tip 2 dot at each drop string point.