? For Those Of You Who Have Done A Fountian Wedding Cake

Decorating By luelue1971 Updated 10 Jun 2008 , 10:01pm by luelue1971

luelue1971 Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 1:35pm
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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.

Thanks.

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MnSnow Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 7:05pm
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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.

luelue1971 Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 9:12pm
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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.

indydebi Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 9:35pm
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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.
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=155123
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.

luelue1971 Posted 10 Jun 2008 , 10:01pm
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Whew! Thanks for the reassurance. Im so afraid of it falling before the reception. That would be so horrible.

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