Wilton Clear Cake Divider Question...

Decorating By type2 Updated 2 Apr 2012 , 1:29pm by type2

type2 Posted 30 Mar 2012 , 8:16pm
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HI! I will be making my second wedding cake in about a month and my first bride was a friend of mine and she had a vintage/country wedding a chose this cake stand:
http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=2F1EA59E-423B-522D-F30AE2F059565F21&killnav=1
So I got lucky and did not have to attempt to stack my first tiered wedding cake. HOWEVER now, I have to try and stack a 14", 12", 10", + 8". I saw this on ebay and was wondering if anyone has ever used it or have any advise on how to go about stacking this cake.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wilton-Crystal-Clear-Divider-Set-Cake-Stand-Cupcakes-Wedding-Replacemen-Legs-/360424099207?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item92b09fb4de#ht_1001wt_1163
Would this make the cake more sturdy? I'm not sure if I'm reading the description right but it sounds like this would be used in place of cake boards and dowel rods. I would really appreciate any kind of help. Thanks!

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auntginn Posted 30 Mar 2012 , 8:43pm
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Yes, you can use it to support your cake. But I don't use mine for stacked cakes. But as regular pillars. You would have to cut down the legs I believe. It depends on the heighth of your cakes.

I also wouldn't put my cakes directly on the plate but use a cakeboard first and then the cakeboard on top of the plastic plate.
Bakery Craft sells some that are great for stacked cakes and easier to cut down the dowels.

HTH

CWR41 Posted 30 Mar 2012 , 9:11pm
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Originally Posted by type2

HOWEVER now, I have to try and stack a 14", 12", 10", + 8". I saw this on ebay and was wondering if anyone has ever used it or have any advise on how to go about stacking this cake.
Would this make the cake more sturdy?




The Wilton setup isn't for stacked cakes, it's used for separated construction with the crystal legs exposed as pillars. These pillars shouldn't be cut - they definitely aren't more sturdy, they have been known to snap in half or crack during the intended use. They aren't hollow, they're solid.

The Bakery Crafts setup is a much better option. The columns are hollow, sturdy, can be cut to height, and can be used for either stacked or separated construction:
https://www.bakerycrafts.com/ItemSearchResults.aspx?SrchStr=sps

auntginn Posted 30 Mar 2012 , 10:21pm
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I agree they are not sturdy enough, but because I find all of Wilton product to be inferior.

However, I have a similar from Wilton and the pillars are definately hollow. They are not easy to cut, I'm sure I would need a some kind of saw to do that job. lol..

type2 Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 1:29pm
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Thank you guys for answering my questions! I think I'm just going to use bubble tea straws and stack it the normal way. I just though the dividers would make it more sturdy and easier to construct.

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