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Using champagne flutes instead of pillars?

post #1 of 14
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I have a wedding cake to do in September and they want the teirs of the cakes on champagne flutes instead of pillars. Can this be done? I'm assuming it can be because there really isn't a difference what is holding up the teirs right? It's a 3 tiered cake and the cakes are square shaped. I'd use douling to hold up the flutes but I'm not exactly sure how many I should use per flute. 1 might not be enough. Any ideas or suggestions on how I'm going to do this?
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post #2 of 14
I'm no expert but i'd put 4 dowels per flute, depending on the size of the dowels.
I think its a great idea, good luck.
Narelle
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I was thinking 4 of them too to make it as sturdy as possible. I'll have to make a test one to see how it turns out I guess.
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post #4 of 14
Here is a link where they state you can use champagne glasses filled with flowers.. scroll down to the part calle "The Tiers"

http://www.usabride.com/wedplan/a_anatomy_cake_p2.html

I'd think 4 would work the same as pillars but I'd try them to make sure they'd all fit under the cake and have enough room.. it would depend on the size of the cake plate you'd use.
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post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by ntertayneme


I'd think 4 would work the same as pillars but I'd try them to make sure they'd all fit under the cake and have enough room.. it would depend on the size of the cake plate you'd use.



I am using 4 flutes per teir...I just need to know how many dowlings I should use per flute to hold them up so they don't sink into the cake. I think 4 dowlings per flute should work though as long as they aren't huge dowlings.
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post #6 of 14
DOes the design of the cake allow you to place a separator plate on top of each layer? This would allow you to dowel the separator but you wouldn't have to worry about getting the flute to balance on the dowels.
post #7 of 14
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I don't know what you mean by a "separator plate ". Wouldn't that wreck the icing for the tops of the cakes when serving....no one would have icing on the top of their pieces of cake.
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post #8 of 14
I think what she's referring to is the separator plates between your tiers ... I apologize as I must to have read the post wrong .. I thought you were asking if the champagne flutes could be used between the tiers, when if fact you were asking about doweling... I think that would also depend on the size of your cakes but I'd definitely do one under each glass area. Sorry for the confusion.
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post #9 of 14
icon_smile.gif Usually the icing comes off of the cake onto the separator plate, but it only takes a second to scrape it off and spread it back onto the cake. Since the cake is usually taken away for cutting no one sees this anyway.
post #10 of 14
My wedding cake was done on liquer glasses. They were placed upside down, as I recall. I'd be happy to email a picture to you if that would be helpful.
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post #11 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NottawaChelle

My wedding cake was done on liquer glasses. They were placed upside down, as I recall. I'd be happy to email a picture to you if that would be helpful.



That would be awesome if you could email me a picture. You can email it to julz@shaw.ca

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post #12 of 14
There is a champagne glass cake in "The Wedding Cake Book" by Dede Wilson. She used a 1/4" thick acrylic disk to place the glasses on (supported by dowels). Then the next layer is on another acrylic disk. Assembly is done on site and the glasses have champagne in them. They also have a very pretty bow out of gauzy ribbon at the base of the glass to conceal most of the bottom disk.

I've always loved this cake and can't wait to try it. The cake has a champagne peach filling and peach Italian Buttercream.

Hope this helps!
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post #13 of 14
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Are they small disks or 1 large disk? I was thinking of doing something like that, using 4 small disks to support the flutes (with doweling). If this is what she used, do you know if Michael's carry these disks? I haven't been in there to check yet.
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post #14 of 14
It's one disk under the flutes and one on top the same diameter of the top layer. Not sure if Michaels has them or not. I know Home Depot or Loews sells sheets of plexiglass you might be able to use if you're handy enough to cut it. (It may be covered in blue plastic that you remove before you use it.)

The champagne glasses are tall flutes so they aren't as wide as the smaller glasses.
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