How To Do This Wedding Cake

Decorating By megg5 Updated 28 Apr 2014 , 7:13pm by -K8memphis

megg5 Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 5:02pm
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It looks like the 6" is sitting on a cake pedestal. How would I go about constructing this? I have only ever done regular stacked wedding cakes?

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megg5 Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 5:59pm
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A20 views and no replies :/ maybe if anyone even knows what a cake with a pedestal in it would be called so that I could google it, that would help! Anything please!

I have an idea of how to stack it, it just seems to me that a cake pedestal would be awfully heavy and it would seem unstable on top of a cake to me?

DebbyJG Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 6:08pm
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ALooks to me like it's just stacked normally for the bottpm tiers, then a plate separator on top of the middle tier (normal supports under that of course) and then a decorative glass candlestick holding up the top tier cake plate.

you just stack the bottom tiers as usual, but instead of putting no support in the "top" tier of your stack, you add the supports as usual and then place the top tier and candlestick on on site. You can't transport a setup like that without a system like CakeStackers.

-K8memphis Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 6:09pm
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i have designed cakes with candlesticks as tier separations as well as cake plates on pedestals -- but you gotta make sure they can hold the weight-- i mean it will be as stable as you make it-- it is perfectly do-able--

 

you can wander around in the housewares departments of any place and look for a small 5" plate on a  pedestal for a 6" cake--or whatever will look good-- if you are in the us --pier one and hobby lobby have pretty nice selections, many different sizes and reasonably priced--check ebay too

 

just slap it in there--you can hot glue foamcore boards/plates onto it for more security but it's just gonna be all balanced there--no worries--i'd advise the cake cutters that's it's prone to wobble--but they will know it by looking at it--they will just take it down to cut it--

 

it's a custom design-- go for it!

-K8memphis Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 6:14pm
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http://shop.hobbylobby.com/search/?keyword=glass%20cake%20plates&perpage=12&match=AND&F_Sort=2

 

these are beautiful with the right size cakes all stacked up

 

http://www.pier1.com/White-Scalloped-Cake-Plates/PS35609,default,pd.html#q=cake-plates&start=1

 

you can use upside down wine glasses and bowls and all kinds of things--the sky's the limit but make sure it is sturdy enough--you can make pedestals too--

 

pleasant pedestal-ing to you

-K8memphis Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 6:16pm
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another idea--if you find the perfect thing and it won't hold the weight--use a dummy cake up there on top

 

not to mention there's a reason those flowers are all bunched up there concealing the bottom too--use your imagination--it's like a scavenger hunt & the prize at the end is a beautiful cake--

 

you might find it in clear glass so you have to paint it--create the illusion

DebbyJG Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 6:18pm
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AExcept all those flowers will be heavy as heck too, unless they are just silks that can be shoved into styro.

-K8memphis Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 6:19pm
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could be a light fixture

DebbyJG Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 6:24pm
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AI did a life sized dress cake back in the fall, like the pink cake box one except...lifesized.... and the bottom of the "dress" floated above the base by 12 inches. That an adult sized "dress" all made of cake, on top of a center pillar. I used cakestackers for that sucker, and I was still nervous. I made a center post of three iron bars running up through the cake, and then the floating part of the pillar I put a pvc pipe around the bars and covered that in fondant.

all that to say, a top heavy cake on a pillar can be done, but watch the balance. :)

megg5 Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 7:04pm
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A[IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3227403/width/350/height/700[/IMG] Wonderful! Thank you!! I do happen to have this stand, which would work perfectly! I guess it was just the "wobbly" aspect that scared me! It would make me nervous that somebody would really bump into the table and it would crash down!

-K8memphis Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 7:11pm
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how big is the plate?

-K8memphis Posted 28 Apr 2014 , 7:13pm
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well dang--you're halfway there--you could use it upside down too--you'd have to ice the plate to conceal it--kwim?

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