6 Tier Cake!

Decorating By elizaBakes Updated 3 May 2012 , 4:54am by KoryAK

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elizaBakes Posted 2 May 2012 , 7:14pm
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I have my 1st 6tier cake this weekend. The biggest order yet! (I've done 4tier but not 6) I will be delivering this cake. My question- should I assemble the whole cake @ location?? My idea is to take it in 2 parts.. 3stacked tiers each and finish stacking there.OR should I stack bottom 3 and then at location stack the top 3. AND Second... support system, what is best?! The tiers are 14"square,12"round,10,9,8&6rounds. Thanks so much in advance icon_smile.gif

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Jody130 Posted 2 May 2012 , 7:35pm
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If you can assemble the bottom 3 layers together, and then assemble the top 3 layers together and then put the 2 sets together on site that would be the way I would go, tiered cakes are really heavy, unless you have some really strong help to carry the cake in already assembled. And the cake design plays a part in it also, can you assemble it half way then finish onsite?? And the SPS system is the way to go for supports! NO OTHER CHOICE EVEN COMES CLOSE!!!

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elizaBakes Posted 2 May 2012 , 7:42pm
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Thank you Jody130 ...that was my thought exactly. But just wanted to get some input from all you pros icon_smile.gif

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Tracey2528 Posted 2 May 2012 , 9:16pm
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I would stack the bottom 3 before delivery definitely! But I would be nervous that stacking the top 3 tiers then lifting them to put on the other tiers would be too heavy. I would stack the top 3 separately when I get there if I were you.

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cubbycakes Posted 2 May 2012 , 10:32pm
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Im no pro, but i agree with Tracey2528. I would just stack the bottom 3 and then assemble the rest once there.

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All4Show Posted 3 May 2012 , 3:09am
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I agree with the last two posters (stack three together and keep the top three separated and then stack on site). Just delivered a 4 tier stacked this weekend and it was all my husband and I could carry.

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KoryAK Posted 3 May 2012 , 4:54am
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I'm with Tracy! You can have your dowels in place and stuff but I have a hard time stacking more than one tier at a time. You just can't manhandle it in the same way, not to mention the weight and height.

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