How Do They Stack These Cakes ??

Decorating By chelseabg Updated 27 Feb 2011 , 11:01pm by tryingcake

chelseabg Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 10:48pm
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Please help my best friend asked me to make her wedding cake. Ive done a couple but never really used dowels or tiers... i cant seem to figure these cakes out and thats what she wants
anyone know how they stack these cakes what materials they use?
Chelsea

http://www.weddingasnwers.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/square-wedding-cakes-picture.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_D_zYCwo3o1Y/TAYj6r9MYlI/AAAAAAAAAj8/6YsghGyLvPA/s320/2187282080103744212S425x425Q85.jpg

http://www.thecakelist.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/square-wedding-cake-025.jpg

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WykdGud Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 11:12pm
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You can do it one of two ways (that I know of):

1. Use pillars a couple of inches taller than the layer below to leave a gap; or

2. Use a foam block as a separater that is several inches less wide than the layer above it (i.e. the layer of cake on top is 8", use a 4" wide block of foam).

tryingcake Posted 26 Feb 2011 , 11:14pm
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One of two ways and very easy as at that.

You know the cakes with shorter versions of this style:
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1737152
or
http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1435955

- and the flowers cover the spacers

or regular short columns and the flowers cover the empty space, like this (but the colums will have to inside more

http://www.thecakelist.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/wedding-cake-pillars.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_U56yhynHDXY/S9Iqi1FJUxI/AAAAAAAAA3c/Dmcr6c6P8p0/s1600/weddings-cake-purple-round-3-tier-purple-ribbon.jpg

or even a shorter single pole as in this cake (my wedding cake)
http://family.webshots.com/photo/2787900370051689275wEPdNw


wa-la!

chelseabg Posted 27 Feb 2011 , 1:24pm
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Thanks everyone for the help! i bought the foam ( guessing im going to use dowels etc) but i also treated myself to the wilton crystal clear separator set hoping that its the most solid choice ... im going to test try top two levels icon_smile.gif
if anyone has used them let me know
thanks ..
p.s lovely wedding cake "tryingcake"

tryingcake Posted 27 Feb 2011 , 11:01pm
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Can't wait to see what you end up doing.

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