Okay, I am in the final stretches of finishing a wedding cake. I baked 12, 10, 8, and 6 inch squares. I have had some shrinkage. Now my cakes are not 12, 10, 8, and 6. They are more like 10.75, 9, 7.25, and 5.5. Needless to say, the SPS separator plates now show underneath the tiers. This wedding cake does not have any borders. The bride chose a ribbon for bordering.
Should I use the 8-inch plate under the 10-(9)-inch cake and the 6-inch plate under the 8-(7.25)-inch cake? I would just not have a plate for the top tier, just the cake board. I can still use the SPS columns to support it.
I am not stacking until delivery.
Does this sound like the best solution?
It is normal for cakes to shrink after baking. Usually the difference is made up when icing is added. Is it totally necessary for the cake plate not to show?
Yes, you can use plates just a bit smaller than the cake without a problem.