Originally Posted by icer101
i am just curious.... i am seeing a 4 tier cake.... looks like the tiers are at least 6" high... so i might be confused...... did you drive a wooden dowel down through the center of these cakes to travel with it already stacked..... the WILTON dowels i know about are 12" long.... so what kind of wooden dowel did you use to drive down through the center of these 4 tiers... as all others have said... i am so sorry this happened.... your cakes are beautiful..... some people use 2 wooden dowels down center also... i do think you should have gotten paid something.... you worked so hard on this cake as it shows...
Yes, the cake was 4 tiers high, each tier was probably a little over 4 inches tall. I used the wilton dowels, but what I did was stacked 3 of the cakes, drove in one dowel all the way down to the bottom cake board, it was maybe an inch shy of reaching the bottom when I was hammering it in, so I took another dowel and stuck it on top of the first dowel and continued to hammer down that extra inch or so til it hit bottom, then slowly pulled the dowel back up that I was using to set the first dowel (hope that makes sense), then I put the fourth and final cake on top which was only a 4 inch round and then put a second dowel, slightly off centered through that cake and all the way down til I couldn't see it anymore, I am sure it went at least down through the top 3 tiers. So I felt pretty confident that cake wasn't going anywhere. the photo was actually taken minutes before I delivered the cake (in the cardboard box I was delivering it in lol) I had every intention of getting a more "professional" looking photo once the cake was in the wedding environment, too bad that never happened. I am offering a FULL refund $203.50 to be exact, plus I am remaking the top tier so they can save it for their anniversary and also offering a 20% off coupon on their next order! Hopefully that will help alleviate some of the heartache of not having a wedding cake on their special day. I feel just awefull!!