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I am desperate for advice.  I am doing my first Wedding cake.

 

4 tiered stacked on top with no pillars in between.  6/8/10/12.  6/white, 8/chocolate, 10/White, 12/Chocolate.  I have wooden dowels in each cake and plan on doing one down the middle of all of them.  Each cake is on 2 cake boards that are the same size except for bottom which is one 15inch board. All Buttercream icing.  Will transport and set up at event.

 

My questions are:

 

1. Can I do chocolate as bottom layer?  It seems like it may fall apart even with supports. 

2. When stacking them at the venue, is there a sure fire way that I can do so without an issue?

3. Can I practice before hand to make sure they don't buckle?

 

Please help as I don't want this to fall apart on me!  Thanks.

post #2 of 6
You can do any flavor your want for any tier. The support system takes all the weight, not the cake.

The easiest way to stack and support your cake is with SPS.

A properly supported cake won't buckle.
Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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Answers to the most often asked questions re: SPS. SPS instructions are on Page 15 of the Sticky at the top of the Cake Decorating Forum. Supplies can be ordered from Oasis Supply, Global or BakeryCrafts.
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Originally Posted by frogmuzik View Post
I have wooden dowels in each cake and plan on doing one down the middle of all of them.

 

Will transport and set up at event.

 

2. When stacking them at the venue, is there a sure fire way that I can do so without an issue?

A central dowel helps during transport and won't be necessary after stacking at venue.

post #4 of 6
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I seen the sps system but not sure if I want to invest the $$ when I'm charging for supplies only. This is family friend. Do you have people return the plates etc?
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Originally Posted by frogmuzik View Post

I seen the sps system but not sure if I want to invest the $$ when I'm charging for supplies only. This is family friend. Do you have people return the plates etc?

Pass the cost of the SPS system on to your friend if you are concerned about spending the money.
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Originally Posted by frogmuzik View Post

I seen the sps system but not sure if I want to invest the $$ when I'm charging for supplies only. This is family friend. Do you have people return the plates etc?

It's affordable and disposable.

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