How Do You Stack?

Decorating By mollysuzie Updated 24 Oct 2011 , 4:31pm by heyjules

mollysuzie Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 9:31pm
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I was wondering which stacking method you prefer. Using the plastic cake separator plates and sticking the "feet" in to keep each layer together...or separating each layer with cardboard and using dowels? I'm just getting into wedding cakes and want to use the best method. Thank you for your help!

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JanH Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 9:42pm
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SPS instructions (with 30 pages of comments):


littlestruedel Posted 23 Oct 2011 , 9:42pm
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I think most people here will recommend the SPS system, but as it is hard for me to locate in Canada, and I don't have time to have it shipped from the states, I will be using bubble tea straws in my upcoming wedding cake. I have heard that the Wilton system isn't the best because the legs don't fit snugly into the seperator plates, but I don't have direct experience with it myself.

chelleb1974 Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 3:20pm
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I use a combination of methods. I use bubble tea straws and the Wilton seperator plates. I straws for support in the bottom layer(s), and the Wilton plates with the little feet so I know the seperator plate won't be sliding around on the cake. I have stacked and driven many tiered cakes and have not had any issues/problems with them yet.


bakingkat Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 3:52pm
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I have made many bakes using bubble tea straws and cardboard (wrapped in plastic) and one wooden dowel down the center and have not had any issues with transport, shifting or stability.

heyjules Posted 24 Oct 2011 , 4:31pm
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I use cake jacks. They are plastic dowels, but they have plastic screws on them so you can adjust the height. I always hated cutting dowels, so these are great.

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