I only bake cakes for friends and family. I have never made a large wedding cake. Normally I use bubble tea straws to support the tiers but this cake seems so heavy. Can I use bubble tea straws and just use more or is there something else I need to support the tiers? I just bought a cake drum at the local cake supply shop and I am wondering if it is sturdy enough to support the cake. Should I stack the cake at home and then transport or stack at the venue? I would probably stack it there but the wedding is at 6 o'clock on Friday and I have to work until 4 on Friday... I am now remembering why I always say 'No!' to making some one's wedding cake. I am so nervous that this is just going to be a disaster! The cake is 5 square tiers 12" - 10" - 8" - 6" - 4"
First Wedding Cake - Please... Help!
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Can't say about when you should stack. I typically stack two at home and then take the other three which are already doweled so when I get to the venue I just stack.
Thanks to those who replied. If I use wooden dowel rods, do I need foam board between the tiers? Do I need to glue multiple pieces of foam board together? If I use dowels, do I use the same number of dowels that I would use for straws? What size dowels should I buy? Where can I buy the SPS system? Is it something Walmart would carry? If they only have round plates, is it possible to use those under a square cake? Do I just sit the cake board on the plate or attach it with some icing. Will I need to use foam board with the SPS? What about the base? I bought one of those silver cake drums at the cake store - will that be strong enough for the base? Trust me the answers I received certainly do not feel like books - I probably should have read I book! Now I am just out of time - No time to read a book - No time to research it online - No time to run around town looking for an SPS system!