Trim off the tops with a serrated knife to make them level.
be taken off for Chandler to eat. :o)
You could also use a piece of cardboard covered with plastic wrap or foil.
Hot knifing is heating water in a pan and letting your spatula get hot and then smooth your icing. You will have to heat your spatula every couple of swipes on the cake.
This will help support the 6" cake and not become unbalanced
or sink down on the bottom cake.
If you don't use straws (or doll rods)
and a separator plate (or board) your cake will look lopsided.
With a 32 shell tip, add shell borders on the bottom part on both layers.
Always start in the back.
Use a 32 shell tip to make a reverse shell for the top borders on both layers.
Push them down in about a 1/2 an inch (this is why you wrap them in plastic wrap).
Use straws, doll rods or sucker sticks (shown above) to help hold the towers in place.
I pushed these all the way down until they hit the separator plate.
(Yes, I have hairy arms, but they look even WORSE in this photo.)
or make flags from card stock or paper, tape and a toothpick,
and then add the greeting on them. :o)
then add a little icing using a 18 or 21 tip. It will help hold the tooth pick still.