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I have this cake that I am doing this weekend. I've never done a cake that has a tilted tier like this one. I think I have it figured out, but was wanting to get your opinions on it as I would hat

e for the cake to fall before the wedding. The bottom tier is styrofoam so I am thinking it would help give better support. My thought was to make a styrofoam wedge to go between the 4th and 5th tier to lift that one end up then put a dowel through the 4th tier, wedge, and all the way through the bottom tier. As the base is a dummy cake I was also thinking I could "glue" the wedge to the bottom tier to help keep it in place. Do you think that would work? I'm just worried about the 4th tier sliding off the cake and then just having one big cake mess on the floor and a very unhappy bride. Any other ideas as how to stabilize it?Thank you so much!

 

 

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I think that will be just fine. Watch your angles, don't make it too steep. A little angle goes a long way, when you have a large cake, especially. You can use melted white chocolate chips for your "glue."

 

It is a lovely cake, please post your results!

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Thank you Anna. I will post pics when I'm done. This is one of those cakes that I thought what was I even thinking when I said yes to it...lol. The cake itself was fine, just that one tier kinda scared me. I was inwardly hoping she wouldn't pay her deposit, but of course she did...early and over the deposit amount. I am excited about it. If I can pull it off like this cake, it'll be the best, most prettiest cake I've done yet. 

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BTW, don't forget about your Styrofoam piece for the top of that angled cake, to straighten it back out for that rounded cake, or the whole thing will be leaning!

 

It is a scary cake! lol! It would be my best and prettiest, too! I am still getting lots of scrolls and ribbon cake orders thumbsdown.gif 

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