Has Anyone Used Wilton Crystal-Look Spiked Pillars?

Decorating By cherrycakes Updated 2 May 2010 , 10:37pm by cherrycakes

cherrycakes Posted 2 May 2010 , 4:45pm
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I have been asked to use Crystal-look Spiked Pillars on a wedding cake for the top tier (the bottom will be stacked using SPS) and I just can't believe that these pillars are sturdy enough for a cake (it will be an 8"). Has anyone used them and do they work better than I am imagining them to work? Thanks!!

http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E3119FF-475A-BAC0-56858282E1C02DE1&fid=63EB9DD6-475A-BAC0-5CC92A385169EC6C

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Goonergirl Posted 2 May 2010 , 4:59pm
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I had your same concern the first time I used them. But they are surprisingly sturdy. Your top tier will be just fine. Here's one of the cakes I used them in. http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1459818.html

shelly-101 Posted 2 May 2010 , 5:02pm
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i haven't used those ones but i have used some similar and i thought the same thing but it turned out to be just fine i delivered the cake unstacked and then stacked it at the venue. hope this helps

terrylee Posted 2 May 2010 , 5:21pm
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I have used them and find them surprisingly sturdy too. They lock into the clear plate tightly and stand firm....Your cake sould be fine....post pictures.

gscout73 Posted 2 May 2010 , 5:32pm
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I prefer to use push in pillars. They are more stable than the old fashioned kind with 2 separater plates. I have the acrilic pillars with the twist and they are so beautiful. I like them better than this style. But you will be fine.

Sandy

cherrycakes Posted 2 May 2010 , 10:37pm
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Thanks everyone for your assurance! I definitely won't stack the top layer until I deliver it.

gscout73: these pillars only use the separator plate on top as they go directly into the lower cake. I agree with the push in pillars because these pillars are also not my style, but thankfully it's not my wedding either!

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