Has Anyone Used The Wilton Tall Tier Cake Stand?

Decorating By kweenofengland Updated 16 Jan 2009 , 3:10am by KoryAK

kweenofengland Posted 14 Jan 2009 , 5:38pm
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help! I am interested in purchasing the wilton tall tier cake stand:

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E30BB93-475A-BAC0-52555DC793C1FEC1&fid=3E33109F-475A-BAC0-514197B5E889D67F

but I am not sure how it works or what a cake looks like on it. It doesnt appear that the columns are adjustable in height, so trying to figure out if this is going to be more like a tiered cake stand or a stacked cake stand? anyone have a pic of a cake on this stand? thanks for your help!

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MikeRowesHunny Posted 14 Jan 2009 , 5:50pm
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I have it and I've only used it like a cupcake stand. I also have the 4 arm branch attachment for satelite cakes (plus the 4 extra 10in plates), the corer for taking the middles out of cakes you want to stack, and a taller post for in between the tiers (just one though). I have just bought a beautiful acrylic cupcake stand, so this is now surplus to my requirements. I was going to Ebay it and the extra bits & bobs, but if you (or anyone else reading this!), wants to make me an offer via PM, I'd be happy to consider them. I've only used the stand once so it is as new, and the other bits I've never used!

This is my use of the stand:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_57328.html

I know you can stack whole cakes on it, I can't remember seeing any photos though (there are some on the bottom of the link you posted)!

kakeladi Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 2:49am
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I certainly DO NOT! recommend that thingicon_sad.gif The plates that hold the cakes are slightly funnel shaped not flat. You have to cut a hole in the center of your cake & board for the center post to go thru; makes it hard to stack. Being that the plates are not flat transporting the cakes is a nightmare.

kweenofengland Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 5:03pm
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wow Kakeladi...thanks. yeah, i totally want to use it for cakes and not cupcakes. I am glad you chimed in cause it sounds like a lot of money to not use it. What is my best option for stacking tiered cakes? columns and plates? I have my first wedding cake coming up in June and i am trying to prepare for it ahead of time! thanks for you help!

mrswendel Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 5:11pm
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I have the stand and have used it for both cakes and cupcakes. I agree with Kakeladi, using it for cakes is a pain, having to cut through the cake and cake board and then sliding them down the centre columns. And it is impossible to transport them because the bottom of the plates aren't flat so you almost have to balance them and hope you make it to your destination! Even when it was completely stacked with cakes and flowers, it still didn't seem completely stable. Now I use it as a cupcake stand.

kweenofengland Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 5:14pm
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I love this forum cause you guys just totally saved me some money. i am sure i will be back with more questions and looking for recommendations!

jammjenks Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 2:53am
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Originally Posted by mrswendel

I have the stand and have used it for both cakes and cupcakes. I agree with Kakeladi, using it for cakes is a pain, having to cut through the cake and cake board and then sliding them down the centre columns. And it is impossible to transport them because the bottom of the plates aren't flat so you almost have to balance them and hope you make it to your destination! Even when it was completely stacked with cakes and flowers, it still didn't seem completely stable. Now I use it as a cupcake stand.




Oh my gosh...I could have written this very post.

My first wedding cake ever was on this stand. It looked pretty when assembled, but I thought, "If this is how all my wedding cakes are going to be then I may stick to birthday cakes only." I absolutely LOVE this stand for cupcakes, but you should look into SPS or something for cakes.

KoryAK Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 3:10am
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If you do want to use it transport the cakes on plates sitting in smaller than outside edge cake pans and they will be just fine icon_smile.gif

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