So this may seem like something that everyone should already know, but the truth is I have never done a cake with pillars, everyone just wants stacked now.
I have some old Wilton Pillars from a bride that her husband's to be parents used. I checked and the pillars will fit into the plates Wilton has now (things really haven't changed since 1970, lol).
My question is that I am putting just the 6" top tier on pillars, what size of plates do I use? 6 or 8? There will be a pearl border on the cake and it will be covered in fondant, so will I need someting bigger than 6", or will 8" stick out too much?
Hopefully I make sense!
Is my question easy to understand, I usually ramble on way too much!
A 6" cake goes on what size of pillar plate?
I would use the 8" plate if your adding a border to it. Hope this helps you.
You can find 7" plates, but they are very hard to come by & might not fit the pillars that you have. I would use the 8" plates (one for your 6" cake to sit on & one to rest on top of the tier below it) & you should be fine.
I'd suggest the 8" too -- Wilton sells a 7" in clear, but then you have to get the clear pillar (a tight, near impossible fit on the white pillars).
They make a plain edged-plate called "decorator preferred" I think. You'd hardly notice the slight lip. There is also a more old-fashioned one, with a scalloped edge. With today's "look" though, I'd think the scallops would detract from most modern cakes.
Hope this helps.
This does really help alot!!! Thanks! I will buy the 8", I know there are no 7" ones. I would love to find the clear ones as well, but there were none. Thanks again
I always use the same size plate as the cake. I dont' like the look of an inch of plastic sticking out around my cakes. Below are pics of some of my cakes:
I posted some step-by-steps on how to put a border on the edge of a cake but the thread was lost in the crash ... I'll try to attach them here (hope I get them in the right order!)