Stack Tiered Cake With Offset Tiers

Decorating By Pebbles1727 Updated 30 Jan 2012 , 9:27pm by Pebbles1727

Pebbles1727 Posted 29 Jan 2012 , 3:38am
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Hi Everyone,
it seems that it's becoming quite popular with brides to be interested in the style of cake where all tiers are shifted to the edge on one side. The pics this recent bride has showed me totally defy gravity to me as the 4 tiered cake shifted to one side is sitting on the narrow pedestal cake stands. I think it has to be styrofoam because in really life it will not stand. For those who do, have done it, any tips/ideas? I'm extremely concerned the whole thing will just follow over, LOL
Any help?
Thanks in advance, P

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KoryAK Posted 29 Jan 2012 , 8:08am
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If it's a pedestal stand I call styro. There's no way that will work in real life. Cake yes, on stand no.

Pebbles1727 Posted 30 Jan 2012 , 2:12am
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How would I make a real life cake work? Anything different needs to be done to make it stand. I'm worried that it will still fall over with being so off centered....

michellew Posted 30 Jan 2012 , 2:27am
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there is a tutorial on here for topsy turvy cakes if that is what you ate after.

Beaty419 Posted 30 Jan 2012 , 2:37am
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Do you have a pic of the cake she is wanting so we can see what exactly you are referring too?

KoryAK Posted 30 Jan 2012 , 3:14am
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Oh no, the cake is totally do-able. I do it all the time. But a cake with a center of gravity so far off to the side will not stand on a pedestal.... though I guess if they were set on it you could do the bottom tier as real cake (and center it on the pedestal) and then have the upper tiers be styrofoam.

Here are a few pix of this style:
http://www.spdak.com/web%20galleries/wedding/wgc_media/source/Alaskan%20Wedding.JPG

http://www.spdak.com/web%20galleries/wedding/wgc_media/source/Autumn%20Meeting.JPG

http://www.spdak.com/web%20galleries/wedding/wgc_media/source/Dogwood%208.jpg

Pebbles1727 Posted 30 Jan 2012 , 4:47am
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Yes Kory, that's it, the last 2 links of yours. I'll see if I can attach the picture of what she is wanting. They stand with no problem? What do you use for supports?
Thanks, P
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KoryAK Posted 30 Jan 2012 , 6:37pm
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I use doubled, unwrapped cardboard circles and plain old drinking straws. icon_smile.gif

They stand just fine, it's just that one side is heavier than the other be be a little more careful when you carry it. And definitely transport cold.

Pebbles1727 Posted 30 Jan 2012 , 9:27pm
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Thanks! I use SPS so that should work just fine then. I have to transport it over an hour away but I have a cake safe, but I may still consider stacking on site.
Thanks for the help, P

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