Panicking, What Should I Do?

Decorating By kymscakes Updated 21 Jun 2008 , 10:48pm by kymscakes

kymscakes Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 4:55pm
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I am doing a 4 tier wedding cake this saturday, 6", 8", 10", 12". Each tier separated with 3" pillars with fresh flowers in between. I wanted each cake to be flush with the separator plate. I CAN NOT find a 6" plate! Is it going to look stupid if all the other tiers are on the same size plates and the 6" on top is on an 8" or is there somewhere that has overnight delivery???

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mindywith3boys Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 5:09pm
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I would call the people at Global sugar art. They are nice people. If they can get to you they'll tell you. Where are you located? Maybe there is a caker here that lives close to you that would let you barrow one?

kymscakes Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 5:18pm
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I think I will call them, I'm in Buffalo, NY. The only decent size bakery supplier around is out of stock.

kerri729 Posted 19 Jun 2008 , 5:21pm
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I have the same problem, so I use an 8" plate. I use the Wilton Hidden pillars, and mostly stack cakes, so I can hide the excess plate- if you can't get the 6" in time, maybe decorate the base of the 6" cake with more fresh flowers to sort of hide it?

AlamoSweets Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 5:17am
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I have done this in a pinch and it sounds like you are in a pinch. You can either buy a 6 inch round piece of plexiglass or a 6 inch round piece of glass and glue the dividers to the bottom of it. Put the cake on a 6 inch cake board that can be attached to the clear plexiglass or glass so you can't see through it. Make sure the cake board is turned so the white is visible through the clear glass. Sorry, this is the best I could come up with. Good luck.

KoryAK Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 7:17am
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I have done similar cakes and used no plate at all (you heard me ladies) just 2 cardboards and the pillars. Stack on site of course and use a little royal at the top of the pillars. That little top tier has barely any weight to it. You may want to add any bottom border once the cake is in place. Oh, and to transport to venue, just set it on a ugly ol' cardboard round so you can move it.

Sugar_Plum_Fairy Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 7:38am
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I was actually going to suggest a cross between what AlamoSweets suggested and what Kory suggested. Why not use a cake board cut to the correct size and hot glue the pieces to its bottom to use with the pillars?

Just an idea.

wgoat5 Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 1:45pm
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wonder why they don't keep more 6 inch seperator plates ????

just for info to you guys about Wilton..

I was in a cake shop not to long ago... EVEN Wiltons fountains and things are being discontinued...
I heard people that had just bought their fountains can't get parts for them because they are discontinuing that line of stuff... pillars...cake systems....fountains... I know a few people fuming over spending a ton of money on fountains and now can't get parts for them icon_sad.gif

kymscakes Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 1:54pm
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I decided to just go with the 8" plate. I have been so busy, I just couldn't be streesed out about it anymore!!! The cake is done, ready for delivery tomorrow, it turned out so pretty I don't think anyone will notice, especially once the flowers are in place.
I do have one more question, the bride bought me a big ole' Lennox cake topper, should I place a support under that too or just set it on the cake?

-K8memphis Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 1:56pm
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For sure, it's done all the time. Umm, foamcore board is my weapon of choice because otherwise the brown edges of the cardboard shows through more readily. I just cut it to size.

AlamoSweets Posted 20 Jun 2008 , 2:04pm
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DEFINITELY put a support under the topper!

kymscakes Posted 21 Jun 2008 , 10:48pm
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Panicked for nothing....can't even tell, love how it came out! Sometimes it just makes me feel better to know the people here feel my pain!

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