I'm making a 4 tiered cake over the Wilton fountain.
A 14", 10" 8" and 6" all iced in buttercream. The 14"& 10" will be stacked and the 8" and 6" will be stacked. There will be 4 3" pillars between the 10" and 8".
All of this will sent on a 14"Wilton plate with 4 Wilton Roman columns to support it. Of course there will be another 14" plate under the fountain.
There will be some sort of topper on the 6" also but I don't know what that will be.
That seems like alot of weight on 4 tiers. My question is have any of you done this successfully. Any tips on making it as sturdy as possible?
Any help is appreciated.
I have done fountain cakes several times. I believe the fountain must be used with 16" plates and 6 pillars. You may want to check on that.
With using 6 pillars it is stable. Also there is a flower ring that surrounds the fountain. It looks beautiful when it's filled with flowers.
The fountain I am using is the fanci fountain and it says 14" or larger plates.
I hope this is all sturdy enough to handle the 4 tiers.
I started making cakes in the late 70's, when fountains and stairs first appeared, so I cut my cake-making-teeth on fountain cakes. These stands will hold a small child!
Here's a pic of one of my older cakes using 4 pillars.
It's only 3 tiers, but it's nice and sturdy .... even with the fountain sitting on top of a cake instead of on top of a table.
You'll be fine. I promise.
Whew! Thanks for the reassurance. Im so afraid of it falling before the reception. That would be so horrible.