My sister is getting married in 2 months and wants a staggered 4 tier square wedding cake....(so when you set them up, they're in a diamond shape- I'm thinking 6" at the top, 2-10" and a 14" at the bottom). The problem is I cannot find square stands anywhere for this? I'm thinking I need to just make them, but not sure where or how to get started? She found some ath the KnockShoppe.com but they are crazy expensive! (she likes the lighted plates) Any ideas or suggestions for this?? thanks!!
P.S. - this is only my second wedding cake, so already slightly nervous, and the fact that its for my baby sister...well..more pressure!
I use 3/4 inch plywood for my square cakes. I cover with fondant or freezer paper to cover and it works perfectly. I drill 1/2 way through the plywood in the middle and glue a dowel in, making sure it is straight. Then I put each layer of cake on a piece of foam board or tough board with a hole in the center of each, this way when I stack them they will not slide. Great way to do it if you are moving the whole cake after stacked. As for the lights, we used thin material on the table with the wedding lights underneath, gave a great romantic look. Good luck.
If you are planning on doing this for awhile check out www.cakestackers.com. This system is AMAZING and worth EVERY cent!
I don't understand why you need a stand? Are you talking about something with a center support type thing? I stack cakes every week and almost always use extra wide straws for supports and a wrapped MDF (if big diameter) and cardboad (for little tiers) under each cake tier. I use a thick piece of wood with a few pieces of cardboard on top, wrapped in cake foil for the bottom piece. If the cake is large or over three tiers, I sharpen a long wooden dowel in a pencil sharpener and jab it through the entire height of the cake. It will go into the bottom cardboard for stability. You don't need to buy all the plastic pieces or fancy stands. A decorative stand to go under the cake is a whole other subject, but I don't think that's what you are worried about. Best of luck!
I agree. If you are talking about supports, bubble tea straws work well.
I agree on everyone but just wondered about that cakestackers thing JenTwirl..have you used or tried it yet? It looks soo less stressful and easier to manage and you can just get one set and have it returned at end of function..I dont' know??
Yes I have used it and it is the most amazing creation ever!! I get so stressed when it comes to delivery so I was researching online easier ways and came across cake stackers. I would suggest watching the videos on their site. There are lots of really good instructions which makes it really easy. I just leave an empty box at the venue for them to put all pieces directly in then arrange with the bride to pick it up afterward. It's worth every cent!!!
ok thank you so much! I just may invest in this eventually.
sorry everyone, I think I may have explained it wrong...it's not a stacked cake, but more of 4 separate tiers....each on its own stand...the highest being 15" or so, then 10" and then 5" and the biggest tier on the bottom...
I've included a picture she found, only she wants square....hopefully you can see it!
here's the picture...thanks everyone!