Support For 4" Round On 6" Square

Decorating By jonahsmom Updated 7 Apr 2010 , 9:20pm by KHalstead

jonahsmom Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 5:47pm
post #1 of 11

I'm going to be doing one of these in about a month. It has to travel two hours on lovely Iowa roads so I want to make sure it is well supported. I see that there is no 4" SPS (which I LOVE) so, how should I go about supporting the top tier? The tiers will both be 4" tall.


10 replies
Iggy Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 5:52pm
post #2 of 11

One Wilton size dowel through the center down into your bottom board will hold it in place.

KHalstead Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 5:57pm
post #3 of 11

I use a 4" wilton plate and just hot glue the plastic pilllars/dowels into the plate and use it like SPS plates

Joybeth Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 5:57pm
post #4 of 11

Yes the dowel would work but you also need either dowels or some type of straw beneath the 4 inch cake to support the weight.

Joybeth Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 5:58pm
post #5 of 11

Good idea KHalstead!!

jonahsmom Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 6:02pm
post #6 of 11

I didn't even know there was a 4" wilton plate. Thanks KHalstead!!!!

jonahsmom Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 6:07pm
post #7 of 11

KHalstead -

Would you mind sharing where you get your 4" wilton plates? The smallest I can seem to find is 6". Maybe I'm confused?! (Been known to happen a time or three!) icon_biggrin.gif

KHalstead Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 6:18pm
post #8 of 11

I get them right at the craft store!

Joybeth Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 6:19pm
post #9 of 11

You can also find them direct from wilton or on ebay. Unfortunately I don't have a good supply store in my area so I always have to find stuff online.

jonahsmom Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 6:25pm
post #10 of 11

All I see online is 6", but I will check out Hobby Lobby after work!

KHalstead Posted 7 Apr 2010 , 9:20pm
post #11 of 11

yeah, I looked online and couldn't find them either........I wonder if it's something they aren't making anymore??? Why would they stop making them?? I know they're wilton plates, it has wilton right on the bottom. I haven't needed to get any for probably 3 months or so.....but I bought them at A.C. Moore........I'm wondering if it's discontinued now?? that would really stink!!!

Quote by @%username% on %date%