Will The Wilton Cake Bases Really Support Three Tiers?

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The_Sugar_Fairy Posted 1 May 2010 , 6:26pm
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Hi everyone! Will the Wilton cake bases support three-tier cakes covered in fondant? I'm going to be making a wedding cake as 12", 10" and 8" tiers. They just seem so flimsy. Anyone had any sucess with them? Thanks!

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preppie523 Posted 1 May 2010 , 9:55pm
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I would not rely on the cardboard alone. You need internal support for the cake and a stronger bottom base (like the thicker Wilton bases or wooden or a sturdy cake stand)

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akgirl10 Posted 2 May 2010 , 7:03am
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If you're talking the drums that are foil covered, yes I think they will. I did a 6,8,10 cake and it was fine. I've found at Lowe's, and probably Home Depot, you can buy precut rounds of wood for really cheap. The last one I bought was 18" round, which worked well for the 6,9,12 cake, for only $6. Now if only I could get it back from my friend...

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mamawrobin Posted 2 May 2010 , 7:22am
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I can't always find the drums in my area. I tape 3 or 4 of the cardboard circles together and cover in fancifoil or decorative paper and clear contact paper.

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