Originally Posted by dlp
i'm not sure how many tiers....since i wasn't sure how to do it....she wants the bottom to be a 14"........and then maybe a 10" and 8"
what do you think about this idea...using 12" crystal pillars that i ordered thru a local party supply store.....putting the 14" on the bottom.....and then using the 12" pillars next....and then putting the 10' next...with the 8"setting on the 10"......do you think that would be too heavy??
i was thinking that the space between the 14" and the 10" would leave room to decorate with a flower arrangement......thanks for all the links....
Quite frankly--I would be terrified to use 12" pillars to hold up the next two layers. Cheesecake is just not dense enough, imo, to handle all that weight and if somebody bumped into the cake table--YIKES!!
I haven't done a cheesecake wedding cake, but for sanity sake, I would think that the hidden pillars and a stacked construction would be your best bet. The hidden pillars are really wide and can, therefore support a heavy cake.
Also--about your sizing--you may want to go 14, 10 and 6 instead of 8. That way you have a 2" border around the edge of each cake and it will look more uniform.
When you make your test cake--check the consistency of the cheesecake after thawing. Whenever I have made cheesecake and frozen it, it seems somewhat softer when thawed. Also, I have never thawed a cheesecake on the counter--always in the fridge. Anyway--I'm wondering if the actual cheesecake itself, once thawed, will be able to handle the weight of the fondant.
Finally--I have always eaten cheesecake cold. How long is it going to sit out before serving? Are you concerned about spoilage? Just curious.
Let us know how it goes.