Stacking A Tier Onto A Sheet Cake

Decorating By MamawJ Updated 31 Jan 2010 , 3:54pm by MamawJ

MamawJ Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 3:38pm
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I have been reading so many helpful tips about stacking tiered cakes, but I have a question I haven't been able to find an answer for--maybe it's the same, but I don't know!!! I am amking a baby shower cake. They want the baby bum cake but also a sheet cake, so I am planning to do a 1/4 sheet cake (double layered) then I want to put the baby bum cake off to the left, but on pillars. What precautions should I take to make sure it doesn't sink or tip???

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jammjenks Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 3:44pm
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As long as you dowel it properly it will not sink. I use bubble tea straws for all my tiered cakes, so I'd use four of them under the baby part.

indydebi Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 3:45pm
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What kind of pillars?

If you're using the push in pillars, http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E3119FF-475A-BAC0-56858282E1C02DE1&fid=63EB9DD6-475A-BAC0-5CC92A385169EC6C , it's super easy. Just push the pillars into the bottom cake, attach the plate and place the upper cake on the plate.

Hidden pillars,, http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E3119F0-475A-BAC0-5772682F766C019C&fid=63EB9DA7-475A-BAC0-522158B536D3E04A ,, can be cut down to size, to be flush with the top of the cake. A plate is attached to the tops of the pillars and the cake placed on the plate.

Here's some "how to assemble" hints from the wilton site. http://www.wilton.com/cakes/tiered-cakes/ The concept is the same whether the base cake is a sheet or a 2-layer tier.

MamawJ Posted 31 Jan 2010 , 3:54pm
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I love this website! Everyone is always so quick to help!!!! Thank you so much!!

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