I am making a 10 in with a 6in cake on top. Can I use the Wilton cake plate or will it not provide the support needed? Of course I do not want it to crack the icing or cake.
make sure you dowel the cake.
Are you talking about a separator plate? It would be better to use several cake boards stacked then wrapped in cake foil (not aluminum foil.)
With proper support/dowling yes, you can use that plate.
Now let's talke about that It will have 'knobs' on one side that fit into pillars.....what are you going to doabout those? Just ;ush them into the cake? cut them off? let the stick up, covering them somehow - maybe w/flowers?
What leahs suggest is probably the best answer.
What I meant was a 12 inch cake plate on the bottom as my base. The 2 layer 10 in on top of the cake plate. Then the second layer 2 layer 6 inch. Is the plate strong enough so that it will not bow and crack my cake?
We still need to know if you're askinng about a separator plate or something else.
Yes the Witon 12in seperator plate
I would not use a separator plate as the bottom plate. They are not made for that use and will not really provide support.
You can use the wilton plate and dowel sets. The are quite strong and will be fine. If I stack cakes I cut the dowels the height of the cake so the plate, when the dowels are thru the cake, sits directly on the cake. For stacks cakes I use a 6" plate for a 6" cake, 8" plate for a 8" cake....etc. But I always use the combination. I have a little saw and miter box just for my cake stuff..to cut the plastic dowel to size.