OhMyGoodies Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 8:19pm
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Ok I'm going to attach by img link a picture of a cake that someone has ordered for April for a babyshower. I need help!!!!!! MAJOR help! lol I have no idea where to start on this and have no idea on how to stack it and everything.

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It is from http://www.freedsbakery.com/ and as stated a customer has ordered this cake and I fell in love with it when I saw it. I do NOT like "recreating" or "copying" someone elses work but she is hell bent on it being the same as this photo.

I have NEVER stacked a cake or used a tier system before and I've never dowled a cake before so I need major help on this one. As well as what you would charge for it and what size tiers would you use to achieve the look. I was thinking it was maybe a 10" on the bottom, a 6" in the middle and a 4" on top but I'm not sure.

I want to thank you all in advance for any and all help you can give me and if it would be easier to PM or email me the directions on stacking, tiering, and doweling, feel free to do so icon_smile.gif Thanks so much everyone!!!!

HUGS! Becky

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jterrill Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 8:36pm
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Hey, it is easier than you think. Go get the supplies from your local craft store and follow these instructions from Cake Central. You will need cake boards, cake stand plates, pillars and dowels. These articles are great! Or you can go buy a Wilton book and they always have the same steps in back of each book.

http://www.cakecentral.com/article49-Building-The-Cake-Combination-Pillar--Stacked-Construction.html

http://www.cakecentral.com/article23-Teired-Stacked-Cake-Construction.html

Have fun and good luck!

Bettycrockermommy Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 8:44pm
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OhMyGoodies ,

You can do this! Here are some links that will help you.

http://www.wilton.com/wedding/makecake/building/dowelrod/dowel_tiered.cfm

http://www.wilton.com/wedding/makecake/building/dowelrod/dowel_stacked.cfm

I am thinking that it looks more like a 12" on the bottom with an 8" on top and the top tier a 6". In my area, I would probably charge between $100 and $150 for this. There is a lot of detail work with this and also the cost of the plastic decorations.

It is a beautiful cake, and I can't wait to see your version of it.

Good Luck!

OhMyGoodies Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 8:47pm
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Thank you for your help! Now my only issue is they show clear pillars, how would I do that? Now if I use a seperater plate on that second tier would I ice OVER it or just place it ontop? It doesn't show one just shows the pillars sticking up and that was a big concern for me on how to construct it as it's shown...

Momof4luvscakes Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 8:52pm
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I think they may have used the push in pillar set. I have that set and use it quite a bit!

Bettycrockermommy Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 9:22pm
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I agree that the pillars look like push-in pillars. You can get them at the Wilton store or probably at any Michael's. http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E3119FF-475A-BAC0-56858282E1C02DE1&fid=63EB9DD6-475A-BAC0-5CC92A385169EC6C

nefgaby Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 9:26pm
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I agree, push in pillars set from Wilton, go to Michael's and check if they have them (my Michael's does not carry them) or order them at wilton.com or try eBay. Good luck!!!

Tennille Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 9:37pm
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I have made a cake exactly like this one and it was very easy (my first cake). I'm sure they took the design from a Wilton cake. Go to the Wilton website and type in "Baby Go Round" in the search box. Under the projects section you can go to this cake and it gives you all the directions that you need. I bought the plates and pillars from Wilton that were in the directions but I'm sure they can be replaced with something similar.

Hope this helps.

OhMyGoodies Posted 19 Jan 2007 , 12:57am
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For some reason my last message didn't post. So I want to thank you all for your help. I'm going to do a practice cake here soon and see if it's dueable.

I've emailed the customer to find out colors, flavors, fillings, and servings and such so I'm hoping she answers my email with some answers lol. I offered her different suggestions for saving some money as this cake is very labor intensive and will be rather expencive and if she would rather we can base the cake on servings or on a price range which ever she'd like.

Well again thank you all for your help! Any further suggestions or tips are greatly welcomed and appreciated! icon_smile.gif

Becky

OhMyGoodies Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 11:52pm

I want to thank you all so very much for all your help!!!! I've decided that I'm going to save up a little bit and get the supplies needed to do this cake and make a practice cake to make sure I can do it for the paid order. I don't mind buying all the supplies because I'll need them again anyway I can just charge her a portion of what the supplies cost because although I'll probably use them again I wouldn't have bought them right now or anytime soon lol.

I think I'm going to try to find the clear push in pillar set and practice it as soon as I can and if I can't get it to work then we will either find another cake that is dueable with my lack of skill or she'll find another decorator lol. Thanks again everyone!

Also if anyone has any further tips or advice for me feel free to drop me a line icon_smile.gif I'm open to any and all suggestions!

chaptlps Posted 19 Jan 2007 , 1:04am

Yep, I do agree that those look like the push in pillers, You can get that particular set from pastrywhiz.com or sugarcraft.com. It's the "Bakery Crafts" Delivery system. The kit comes with the piller setup and the delivery boxes for the cake.
The pillers themselves come in either white or clear.
The kit on top is the princess crown kit, also from bakerycrafts, You could also get that from pastrywhiz or sugarcraft.

Aster Posted 19 Jan 2007 , 2:29am

Well I can't help you any more with stacking, but I can tell you where the sugar dec-ons came from. I just love those I use them all the time.

https://secure.lucks.com/bpcsom/nxcsc.nsf/ItemInformation?openagent&SID=E4D9C6BF73351AF088257268000D154C&Item=32804&

OhMyGoodies Posted 19 Jan 2007 , 6:16pm

Ok I must be the worst at shopping at new sites because I've been to Lucks, Sugarcraft, and Pastrywiz...with lucks I can't find a price on them nor a way to order them, with Sugarcraft and Pastrywiz I can't find the Delivery system thing you mentioned. I did find the sugar candies that are used on the sides of the cake which are very affordable! But I can't find the other thing you mentioned lol.

But I thank yall both for your links and suggestions and I'll keep looking maybe it'll just pop out on the page at me lol.

Bettycrockermommy Posted 19 Jan 2007 , 8:20pm

OhMyGoodies,

I had the same trouble as you when I went to Lucks.com. I wonder if you need to register to buy?

chaptlps Posted 20 Jan 2007 , 12:06am

Here are the links to the pages
http://www.sugarcraft.com/ at least i hope this one works for ya
http://www.bakingshop.com/bc/weddingcake0002.htm
Now the page at pastrywiz that first cake on the page has clear pillars, they just filled them with matching color of frosting. I think that's the kit that you are looking for (don't worry bout the fiddly bits on the pillers you have to buy them seperate anyway)

OhMyGoodies Posted 20 Jan 2007 , 12:50am

Chaptlps thank you so much for the direct link to bakingshop.com it helped so much!!!!! I'm not going to purchase it right now, but I will make sure I come here and grab this link when I'm ready for purchasing. Right now I think I'm going to check my local supply shop and when I head to the mall next weekend check around for a Michaels in that area and see if maybe they have something similar or exactly what I'm looking for that way I can save on shipping fees icon_wink.gif My local store doesn't carry very much but they have expanded on their wedding cake supply items so maybe they have clear pillars icon_biggrin.gif I hope so lol.

Again thank you all so very very much for all of your help as always you guys came thru for me with lifesaving info!!! icon_wink.gif I'm still awaiting a reply from the customer, but I'm sure that's just because she doesn't have a working computer at home anymore and can only access online at work, as a nurse she's always too busy to stop and check email so lol.. But hopefully it'll be a slow night at the hospital and she can get back to me soon icon_biggrin.gif I'll keep yall informed and will post my practice cake of whatever she decides to go with. icon_smile.gif

Thanks again!
Becky

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