As you all know, tiered cakes are HEAVY, although i've never weighed one. I have a wedding cake in a couple weeks that is calling for 300 cupcakes and a fondant covered three tiered cake (10",8"6"). The bride has requested the tiered cake to be atop the cupcake stand. She has provided an acrylic 7 tier cupcake stand. My question is, do you think the 3 tier will sit safely on top without breaking the stand? i feel like it would be too heavy. I can find the weight limit on the website it was purchased from. I've not seen a three tier on top of the cupcake stand, i've seen a small two tier. Has anyone does this successfully?
sorry, i meant i can't find the limit.
Add to that about 5 pounds of fondant to cover the cakes. So the cake will weigh close to 20 pounds. Not all stands are created equal. It does sound like a lot of weight. It must be larger than the 7 tier stands I saw as the top plate would be way too small to even fit the 10 inch bottom cake of the three tier.
can you post a pic of the stand?
i'm trying to attach a photo but its not allowing me, idk why. it is a 7 tier cupcakes stand with a clear support poles that attaches in the center between each tier. there is a 10" round plate third from the top, this is where she wants me to place the three tier stacked cake. the cupcakes will be on the tiers below.