I Need Help Putting A Cake On My Cupcake Tower!

Decorating By kandu001 Updated 16 Jun 2009 , 11:21pm by PattyT

kandu001 Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 8:24pm
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I just bought the Wilton 4 tier Dessert Tower and it holds about 30 cupcakes, but the top tier has a little knob like thing on it. I need to be able to put a 6in cake on the top tier. Does anyone know what I can do?

Oh, and it is made out of durable plastic.

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LynnZClaire Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 8:31pm
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eh' I've looked at those stands and never bought one for that reason. A lady suggested I cut a hole in the bottom of my cake...I guess thats all you can do really....look up some of the homemade cupcake cake stands here on CC. I make my own stands for that very reason...the only stand out so far is the wilton one w/ the random, little, pointless knobby thing on top, lol.
Good luck!!

cheesecakes-galore Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 8:32pm
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I have a six tier one and I was wondering the same thing. I haven't had to put a cake on top yet, but I was wondering about cutting a hole in the cake board the same size as the knob and setting it on. How deep is the knob on yours?

kandu001 Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 8:39pm
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It's like a good inch thick. My friend (who the cake is for) said to cut a hole in the cake. I hope she was kidding! I want to try to maybe make another tier, but how? AAAAHHH this is so frustrating. I wanted to just make my own stand, but I'm short on time.

jammjenks Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 9:38pm
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I have the Wilton tall tiers stand. For the top tier you can do it a couple of ways. The first time I used it, I cut the bottom off of a styrofoam cup and inverted it on top. Then sat the cake (board) on that. It was not as sturdy as I would have liked, so I did it differently after that.

Cut a sizeable hole in three cardboard cake rounds. Then make a cake drum out of them, wrapping them all together in whatever you choose to cover them with. Then it should fit right on top.

Win Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 9:49pm
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Originally Posted by jammjenks

I have the Wilton tall tiers stand. For the top tier you can do it a couple of ways. The first time I used it, I cut the bottom off of a styrofoam cup and inverted it on top. Then sat the cake (board) on that. It was not as sturdy as I would have liked, so I did it differently after that.

Cut a sizeable hole in three cardboard cake rounds. Then make a cake drum out of them, wrapping them all together in whatever you choose to cover them with. Then it should fit right on top.




Both are solid ideas and close to how I got around that knob. Instead of a Styrofoam cup, you can cut a hole in a Styrofoam floral disk and place it down over the knob. This makes it more of a solid surface for the cake to rest upon. I used double-sided tape for added stability --did not want that top tier to get knocked off! I found this to be quite a good solution.

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1274849

TheCakeDude Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 10:10pm
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I found the same thing out a few weeks ago when doing a cupcake tower. I ended up putting the cake on a Wilton cake plate (the kind used for columns with feet on the bottom) and that gave it the lift it needed! Hope that helps!

kandu001 Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 10:55pm
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Thanks everyone for the awesome ideas! I have a bunch of cake boards and drums at home now, so I'm going to try that idea first. We'll see how it goes! Thanks again!!

PattyT Posted 16 Jun 2009 , 11:21pm
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I've just done two cakes on top of cupcake towers my DH made. They have a screw cap on the top - not as big as the Wilton one sounds, but about 3/4".

My method is similar to the ideas about making with the cake boards/drums. I cut 2 pieces of foam core to fit the stand - say 8" round. 1 piece of foam core is 1/2 thick, the other is the thinner 1/4 (?) thick. I cut a a 2" hole in the center of the 1/2" thick foam core then put the thin one on top with 2-sided tape. (I didn't cut a hole in the thin one). Wrapped them together like one board with contact paper. Then I added some "feet". I used those stick on rubber bumpers you can get in the home/discount stores where the felt furniture protectors are. Then cover the sides of the cake board with ribbon to coordinate with the theme.

This was enough to clear the cap on the top of my tower - but if you had to, you could use two thick pieces of foam core with holes, plus the thin one on top.


Good luck!
Pat

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