Turn A Wedding Cake Upside Down

Decorating By JustKat Updated 9 Mar 2010 , 3:59pm by jobueno

JustKat Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 4:23am
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Hell all,
I have been asked by a Bride to turn her Wedding cake upside down. 4 tiers total...8" on bottom, followed by 10", 12", and an 14" to be the top.
I assume a PVC post to be bolted thru the middle, but it is obvious ordinary cake boards won't work, and I also think simple dowels cannot support the weight. There are a few pics on the net, so it can be done.
Any thoughts ?
Thanks so much.

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indydebi Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 4:32am
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Why would simple dowels not hold the weight? If you put a 10" round on top of a 12" round, the 10" round is sitting on 4 dowels that are place inside the 10" circle.

So a 10" round on top of an 8" round, the 10" cake is sitting on 4 dowels that are placed inside the 10" circle. Same dowels supporting the same weight.

Remember, the bottom tier is not supporting the cake ... your support system is.

I hope leahs pops in here ... I'm betting her SPS system would work great in this design.

An important thing to be sure is in place is making sure the cardboards (or flat plastic plates) that are under each tier will hold that tier (ie. make sure the overhang will support the cake and not "droop".

JustKat Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 4:40am
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The 14" is on top of the 12, on top of the 10, on top of the 8".
Plastic plates would work.
can the cake be supported this way?
Thanks!

indydebi Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 4:43am
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Yes. I would watch the center of gravity It really needs to be centered so it has good balance. Do you have time to practice the set up with smaller cakes? You wouldn't even hae to really ice them .... just put them on cardboards and stack them to see how it works out.

JustKat Posted 19 Dec 2009 , 12:08pm
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The 14" is on top of the 12, on top of the 10, on top of the 8".
Plastic plates would work.
can the cake be supported this way?
Thanks!

jobueno Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 3:59pm
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Than You for the prompt reply and all those fotos. i knew I could count on my CC friends to help. I had done a search here but couldn't come up with anything. Thanks again.

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