Tall Cake Stacking

Decorating By Tee-Y Updated 13 Nov 2013 , 7:25pm by Tee-Y

Tee-Y Posted 8 May 2013 , 11:03pm
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Hello my fellow CC'ers. I would love a little insight please on how to go about stacking this cake. The balls will be Styrofoam.





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shake n cake Posted 9 May 2013 , 3:01am
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Wow! I don't have any advice but that's quite the cake! Good luckicon_smile.gif

Tee-Y Posted 13 Jun 2013 , 7:37pm
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Well I finally got it done someway somehow, thanks anyways.



Annabakescakes Posted 13 Jun 2013 , 7:45pm
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HOLY COW!!!! GREAT JOB!!! (Yes, I am screaming!) So, how did you do it, because it is wonderful!

remnant3333 Posted 13 Jun 2013 , 7:53pm
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You did a spectacular job!!! WOW!!! Your cake looks better than the picture of the cake you used as your inspiration!!! Great job!!!

SPCOhio Posted 13 Jun 2013 , 8:08pm
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AHoly crap that's a lot of frickin cake! It looks great, too. Kudos to you, especially if you put that monstrosity together by yourself!

manddi Posted 13 Jun 2013 , 8:42pm
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AOh my... Wow! Just wow!

vgcea Posted 13 Jun 2013 , 9:34pm
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ABeautiful work!

Smckinney07 Posted 13 Jun 2013 , 9:52pm
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AI just saw your beautiful cake, You did a fantastic job! I was wondering what you came up with, if you wouldn't mind sharing? Did you use some sort of metal/plastic structure? I'm super curious to see what it looks like inside lol!

Stitches Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 12:48am
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Ditto from me, you did a GREAT job!

tdovewings Posted 14 Jun 2013 , 12:53am
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I am in awe! What a balancing act! 

dawnummsulayman Posted 16 Jun 2013 , 4:15am
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That cake is gorgeous!

maggie1965 Posted 16 Jun 2013 , 7:33pm
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WOW you have done an awsome job...well done xxx

Tee-Y Posted 16 Jun 2013 , 9:02pm
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Thanks everyone, well in a nutshell, I screwed a long pole, a curtain rail actually which I double wrapped with cling film to a large round wooden  board. covered the board with fondant then arranged the base cakes about six 9' cakes around the pole with a gap in the center where I put two 6' styrofoam rounds with holes in the centers through which I passed the pole. Next came the smaller  7'' rounds on top of the 9'' dowelled cakes. Next came the fondant covered and decorated styrofoam ball which I had also drilled holes into and slightly flattened the top and bottom for balance.  I carved out a hole in the centers of all the cakes,dowelled them minus the topmost tier and passed the pole through them till I got to the top,then I cut off the excess pole, put the top decoration, sugar flowers,beads and voila! I was done. All side stencilling was done prior to setting up the cake. HTH. 

Claire138 Posted 16 Jun 2013 , 9:57pm
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Wow, simply stunning.

knlcox Posted 25 Jul 2013 , 5:10pm
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You figured it out beautifully!!!! I would have had no advice for you because I have no idea where to begin stacking that!!! Great job!!!

passion4baking Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 2:03pm
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Wow what an amazing job!

BatterUpCake Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 2:35pm
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Phenomenal..That would scare me to death trying to do that. How wide did the bottom turn out to be?

sewsugarqueen Posted 10 Aug 2013 , 3:22pm
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You did a fabulous job both decorating and stacking.  Just saw post today and thought it would need a major pipe support.  You came up with right ideas. icon_biggrin.gif ( wish there was a genius face to put here)  Very curious how did you move the cake or was the stacking done at location.  Even with cake dummies that cake had to be very heavy.  Very smart move on wood base bottom for support for that much cake.  I heard a pastry chef once say the Hardware store is your best friend...guess it's true.


Please post more of your cakes in future...

beccaskitchen Posted 11 Aug 2013 , 6:17pm
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sooo much better than the original pic!! love it!

Tee-Y Posted 13 Nov 2013 , 7:25pm
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AThank you so much everyone for the lovely compliments, cake central is the best!!!

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