Separator Plate Cake Construction
Set tiers on separator plates, which are 2 in. larger in diameter than cakes.
Dowel rod cakes and position separator plates on tiers with feet up. (Note: Connect only same size separator plates with pillars.)
Position pillars over feet on separator plates.
Carefully set cake plate on pillars. Continue adding tiers this way. **Assemble cakes when you arrive at the reception or party.
This is the classic separator plate (2-plate) and pillar construction.