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Several Round Cakes for the Bottom Tier

post #1 of 7
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I want to make a wedding cake that has several round cakes pushed together to form the bottom tier with a standard stacked cake on top to form the remaining tiers. I've seen it several times, but never in person. I want to know how to structure it, but I can't find any information (most likely because I don't know what to call it!). Does anyone know how to build/support this cake or what it's called so I can research it?

 

Thanks!

Liz

post #2 of 7

First of all...i need to say..this not my cake...but I know the person who did it....

 

It's all about your dowel rods.   Even the top tier is sitting on 4 round 6" cakes.   The cakes need to sit on support.  

 

Is this what you are talking about?

 

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post #3 of 7

ddaigle, kudos to whoever did that beautiful cake!! I love it.

post #4 of 7

I would think there would be a dummy cake nestling in the middle of the real round ones. That's how I would do it anyway. The real cake sits on the cake dummy, avoiding the need for dowels. 

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Originally Posted by bakerliz View Post

Does anyone know how to build/support this cake or what it's called so I can research it?


Search satellite cakes.

 

There's a diagram of the same set-up concept on pages 30-32 in "A Treasury of Wilton Wedding Cakes" that shows the positioning of dowels towards the center/main cake in the base satellite cakes.

post #6 of 7
Dayti...there wasn't but that's a great idea!
Debbie - US Army (Retired) --aka "The Cake Sarge"

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post #7 of 7
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That's exactly what I was talking about! Thanks ddaigle!

Great suggestion Dayti...that would be a really simple support system...and that's perfect for me :D

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