Bake and cool 2-layer cakes and prepare for
Separator Plate and Pillar Construction. Prepare cakes for rolled fondant;
cover cakes and smooth with Fondant Smoother. Attach ribbon to base board and top and bottom cake borders with Fondant Adhesive. For placement of center strand of pearl beading, mark cake sides 2 in. from bottom with toothpick. Attach beading, cut to fit, around cakes at markings with Fondant Adhesive. Repeat, attaching a strand above and below center strand. Attach separator plate on 12 and 16 in. cakes with icing. Attach pearl beading around plate with adhesive. Fill pillars with remaining pearl beading.
At reception: Assemble cakes. Position ornament.?
**The top tier is often saved for the first anniversary. The number of servings given does not include the top tier.