## Seperator Plate Sizing????

By Bleighva Updated 3 Apr 2013 , 7:04am by CWR41

Bleighva Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 3:58am
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Question...... I have a wedding cake coming up and I haven't worked with stacked cake construction with the top tier being elevated by pillars.  Right now we are set to do a 12", 8" square cake with stacked construction and then seperate the top 6" square cake with fillable pillars....  My question is that I read on the Wilton site that the top cake ( the 6" square) should be placed on a square seperator plate that is 2" larger in diameter, so that would mean that I would be putting the 6" square cake on a 8" square decorator plate.  But if the seperator plate that the 6" sits on and the the one it connects to on the other side of the pillars are supposed to be the same size (both 8" square plates), is that going to be a problem with my 2nd tier being 8" square? Hope this makes sense

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CWR41 Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 4:13am
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Odd sizes are available:

(Use 7")

Bleighva Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 4:20am
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Well the problem is that I am going to be using these fillable pillars

made by Wilton and I believe they will only work with Wilton Separator plates due to the shaped ends where the plate and pillars connect so I don't think I can use another kind of plate (wilton only sells in even numbers)..... right?

CWR41 Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 4:54am
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Originally Posted by Bleighva
(wilton only sells in even numbers)..... right?

Wilton used to have odd size plates... if you can't find them, just glue your pillars to your own "plates" made from cake drums, foam core, or cake boards.

Bleighva Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 5:05am
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yeah for the square all wilton lists is even numbers..... is the 8" plate going to be too big under the 6" considering the bottom plate would also be a 8" and going on an 8" cake for the 2nd tier?  Is there a general rule that between the top tier of 6" to the 2nd tier should be a 4" gap?  So a 6" 3rd tier seperated by pillars to a 10" second tier to allow for room of that 8" plate?

CWR41 Posted 3 Apr 2013 , 7:04am
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Originally Posted by Bleighva

yeah for the square all wilton lists is even numbers..... is the 8" plate going to be too big under the 6" considering the bottom plate would also be a 8" and going on an 8" cake for the 2nd tier?  Is there a general rule that between the top tier of 6" to the 2nd tier should be a 4" gap?  So a 6" 3rd tier seperated by pillars to a 10" second tier to allow for room of that 8" plate?

Odd sizes have been discontinued.

Yes... too big -- you need 7" plates.

Ideally, yes when using only even sizes that are separated, but some people separate with only 2" differences regardless of what it looks like -- that's why odd size plates became available in the first place (I think it looks too tall and towering, but not as bad with only one separation compared to 2 or more).

Yes, that's ideal, but those aren't the sizes you're going to separate.  (You could easily separate the 8" from 12" using 10" plates if a design change is considered, otherwise you'll probably want to stick w/7" separators.)