Layered Wedding Cake Tips Please!

Decorating By Jackie8921 Updated 17 May 2010 , 3:46pm by happy2bake

Jackie8921 Posted 11 May 2010 , 10:41pm
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I am making a wedding cake this Saturday and would like any tips or hints that you all might have from previous cakes you've done. I've never made a wedding cake before and this one is going to be HUGE!

Cake layers are 20, 16, 12, 9 and 6. I am layering them one on top of the other and am extrememly worried about it.

Any tips or precautions would be appreciated. Thank you so much!

12 replies
connie0603 Posted 11 May 2010 , 11:01pm
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I'm also going to be making my first wedding cake and wonder about leveling the torted large layers. Does each layer of the tiers get leveled? I can't see that it will end at 4 inches after knocking off the round tops of both layers. What do you think?

KayMc Posted 12 May 2010 , 12:42am
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Wow! Good luck! I hope you've made a practice cake for the size of the wedding cake you're making! I'd be scared to death if I hadn't made at least one practice cake. Show us pictures when you're done!

leily Posted 12 May 2010 , 2:35am
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best tip I have for you is make ALL your icing now, make your cakes now and start decorating Thursday night and friday. Do not do it saturday, if the wedding is saturday.

What are you planning on using for supports for each tier?

Jackie8921 Posted 12 May 2010 , 2:45am
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I already have all my flowers made and will have all the frosting done by today.

For support I bought some oak 5/16" round dowels (they seemed steardier)...

If you have any other tips, I'd really appreciate it!

Thanks so much for the replies! icon_smile.gif

leily Posted 12 May 2010 , 3:00am
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what are you using for your support under each tier? cake boards? foam core? plastic plates? wood?

out of curiousity, have you ever done a tiered cake before?

Jackie8921 Posted 12 May 2010 , 3:35am
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I have... but nothing this big. I'm going to double up cake boards. And I have a 22" cake platter that the entire cake will go on, so it can hold everything no doubt.

Would you recommend useing plastic boards instead?

ErikaK Posted 12 May 2010 , 4:02am
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How difficult is the design? I sometimes deliver the cake to the site and set it up on location if I am worried about the cake during the trip there, or the physical weight of the cake itself. If the cake is simple enough, you can stack the layers together on location (with supports already set up) and decorate the final designs (ribbon around bottom, basic borders, etc.) I also usually mark the cake before I deliver it to speed up the piping on site time. I sure hope this helps!

Jackie8921 Posted 17 May 2010 , 3:03pm
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cake came out amazing! I'm attaching a picture for you all to see. Thanks for all the advice! icon_smile.gif

sandy1 Posted 17 May 2010 , 3:15pm
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Jackie, you did a beautiful job on the cake!!!


GL79 Posted 17 May 2010 , 3:28pm
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Everything about this cake looks perfect.
Congratulations on being your first cake, you did a wonderful job.

CookieMeister Posted 17 May 2010 , 3:32pm
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Very nice!

happy2bake Posted 17 May 2010 , 3:46pm
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This cake is beautiful! You should be very proud!!

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