Wilton Pillars And Plates

Decorating By vianrey Updated 11 Jun 2013 , 5:07pm by vianrey

vianrey Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 10:51pm
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AHas anyone ever used the wiltons hidden pillars and plates? Here where i live they only sell wilton brand and I don't have time to order sps system online......the only thing us that my cake wont have any space in between each tier they are going to sit directly on each other, will wilton pillars and plates work?????

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kakeladi Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 10:56pm
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If I understand correctly you are making a stacked cake.  Yes, Ihave used the Wilton hidden pillars & plates and yes, it does work very well. 

You don't say how may tiers you are making but if it's just 2 or 3 you don't even need to use that.  You can use plastic drink straws and cardboard cake boards for support :)  Again, it does depend on how big your cake is - size and # of tiers.   I have made 1000s of cakes using straws and no pillars.  Check out my photos.

costumeczar Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 10:57pm
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They'll work fine, you'll have to cut the pillars to the height of the cake, but you can do that easily with a serrated knife. I've used them like that before for cakes that I didn't trust to not sldie around for whatever reason.

vianrey Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 11:05pm
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AWell its going to be a 3 tier but they are pretty big and I don't trust just using straws but would still use a cardboard under every cake if I use the pillars and plates the sizes are 16, 14 and 10

vianrey Posted 10 Jun 2013 , 11:07pm
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AAnd I'm new to this site it might seem like a silly question but kakeladi u have asked me to look at your pics where do I go to view them

costumeczar Posted 11 Jun 2013 , 1:15am
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Originally Posted by vianrey 

Well its going to be a 3 tier but they are pretty big and I don't trust just using straws but would still use a cardboard under every cake if I use the pillars and plates the sizes are 16, 14 and 10

Yes, you use the cardboards to handle the cakes while you're icing them, then put them on the plastic plates to assemble the cake. You can use packing tape loops to attach them to the plastic plates, too.

 

I use wooden dowels and plastic tuffboard separator boards, and I wouldn't worry about the cake collapsing as long as it's dowelled correctly. I don't like the cardboard rounds, but the tuffboards are greaseproof so I trust them to not get weak and greasy.

vianrey Posted 11 Jun 2013 , 2:56am
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AOk thank you so much that was very helpful, were can I buy the tuffboards and the tape???

costumeczar Posted 11 Jun 2013 , 10:12am
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Ok thank you so much that was very helpful, were can I buy the tuffboards and the tape???

The tape that I use is jut packing tape from taples, nothing exotic. I sell the tuffboards in my tsy shop, or o can get them from other cake supply stores. Do a google search for tuffboard cake boards and a few sources should come up. You can buy them directly from th manufacturer but I don't know if they sell small number of them since I get them in bulk. Maybe try the "home use" section on their website? Www.tuffboardcakeboards.com

vianrey Posted 11 Jun 2013 , 5:07pm
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AOk thank you, we will see how my cake will turn out, thank you very much!

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