How Do You Stack A 3-Tier Cake For Outdoor?

Decorating By CupcakeQT82 Updated 2 Jul 2012 , 7:40pm by Spooky_789

CupcakeQT82 Posted 2 Jul 2012 , 11:26am
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I have to make a 3-tier wedding cake for an outdoor wedding. We've been having major heat waves and I'm wanting a very sturdy way to stack this cake. It is 12", 10", and 8" square wedding cake with all layers covered in fondant. What is the best way to stack this in this heat wave that will stand strong?

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poohsmomma Posted 2 Jul 2012 , 11:45am
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SPS-It's the only way to go!

CupcakeQT82 Posted 2 Jul 2012 , 12:29pm
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Originally Posted by poohsmomma

SPS-It's the only way to go!

So I've never used them yet - what I'm nervous about is the tiers not being exactly the same height as the poles you push through . . . how do you ensure this?

poohsmomma Posted 2 Jul 2012 , 1:39pm
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I always overfill my pans so I am sure to have the height needed. However if by some fluke I do not get the height I need I use the Wilton plastic pillars that can be cut with scissors; they fit into the plates very well. (The SPS pillars are a little hard to cut.)
Leah_s has a sticky here on CC that gives great info on how to use SPS.

aprilismaius Posted 2 Jul 2012 , 4:04pm
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CupcakeQT82, I order my pillars from Susan Carberry's website, the Cake Cottage dot net. The pillars she sells work with the SPS plates, but are cuttable with a PVC pipe cutter, so you can easily adjust the height.

Spooky_789 Posted 2 Jul 2012 , 7:40pm
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Pipe and flange system as demonstrated by Cami5271 on the Wilton forums.

There is also some discussion over in the Wedding Forum right now about how to best cut the hole out of the cake for this, and one member has great experience using a canoli former for it.

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