Tiered Cake??

Decorating By joettabrashear Updated 19 Oct 2007 , 4:37am by JanH

joettabrashear Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 10:03pm
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I cannot find cake pillers at walmart
they have the cake plates but not the pillers

if i bought the plates there does anyone know if places like hobby lobby or Michaels or kroger has the pillars? i have looked on ebay but am afraid to but just anything afraid i will be missing pegs or legs and have to order a bunch of different things...

what all will i need to make a tiered cake for a baby shower?
plates, pillars?

what i am wanting is a cake on the base then maybe another one stacked on top, then one large pillar maybe a foot (give or take a few inches) up the center and have one small cake on the top...
the two bottom tiers i think i would want 10 and 112 inches or 8 and 10
and the smaller cake at the top anything smaller than 8 inches

what supplies will i need for this to build such a structure?
please not criticism i am new to the cake world and this site.

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mrsbink Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 10:11pm
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haven't made a tiered cake yet, but if you go under the articles section there are a couple of articles about how to build one that might help you. icon_biggrin.gif

KeltoKel Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 10:12pm
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The bottom and center cakes will need the pillars - or dowel rods. I get these rods at any craft store. They are just skinny looking wood sticks (like the size of a pencil.) You cut them to your desired length. Each cake needs to sit on a "plate" or cardboard circle. The rods go in the bottom layer, which holds the middle cake.
You then put rods in the middle later, which holds the very top cake.

Hope this helps.

jibbies Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 10:17pm
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Welcome to CC joetta.
Michaels and Hobby Lobby both sell plates and pillars, I don't think Kroger does, I could be wrong, I've only shopped at Kroger 2 times in the last year, and that was for odds and ends because it was on the way.
Where are you located? If you let us know that maybe we can direct you to a cake supply store close by.
Do you have any on the Wilton yearbook or any other cake decorating publications?
Wilton has a center support cake system. Here is link to one I did with it years ago.
Hope this helps!


indydebi Posted 18 Oct 2007 , 10:44pm
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Here are a number of helpful hints on various cake constructions.

JanH Posted 19 Oct 2007 , 4:37am
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Cake construction methods from a different perspective. icon_smile.gif

Here's a site with cut-away views of the different cake construction methods:
(Also with complete directions.)



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