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post #1 of 8
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Hi everyone...icon_biggrin.gif
I need some help with the assembly of this cake...it will be a four tier using 6" 8" 6" dummy cake and a 10" all round cakes...I am a bit worried about the support for this cake as I have to transport it:grin: already assembled...for the cake above the dummy cake would I need to use just a silver foil board or should I use a Masonite board...???and what about a central dowel...???or will the dowel rods under each tier be sufficient...icon_biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 8

I recently did a wedding: 6,dummy 8,10,and a dummy square 12. i put my 4 sticks in the 10. and it traveled really well. my was steamed so they were able to stick to the foam..

 

when i do all real cakes i usually put a center dowel

hope this helps?

post #3 of 8
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Thank you Kccupcakegirl...☺️so the central dowel will go through the dummy cakes alright...???and what would you suggest for the 8 inch above the 6 inch dummy cake as it has to be the 2 inches smaller for the flowers...???should I use a Masonite board or will the foil board be thick enough do you think...???
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Originally Posted by mrsfoges View Post

for the cake above the dummy cake would I need to use just a silver foil board or should I use a Masonite board...???and what about a central dowel...???or will the dowel rods under each tier be sufficient...icon_biggrin.gif


I would not transport fully assembled (unless built on a center pole, which is overkill for this small cake).  I'd transport bottom tier with dummy separately from top two tiers.

 

If you use a central dowel, it won't go through a Masonite board without pre-drilling a hole.  I think a cake drum or several thicknesses of corrugated cake boards (for homemade drum) would be fine for handling and stacking the top two tiers.

 

(For clarity, whether a central dowel is used or not, dowel rods in real cake tiers are a must for support, and a central dowel may help with stability IF transporting fully assembled.)

post #5 of 8
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Originally Posted by CWR41 View Post


I would not transport fully assembled (unless built on a center pole, which is overkill for this small cake).  I'd transport bottom tier with dummy separately from top two tiers.
(For clarity, whether a central dowel is used or not, dowel rods in real cake tiers are a must for support, and a central dowel may help with stability IF transporting fully assembled.)

Thank you for your advice CRW41... icon_smile.gif what about using the wilton tier support system...???i have never used it before have you...?
Thanks
Donna
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Originally Posted by mrsfoges View Post


Thank you for your advice CRW41... icon_smile.gif what about using the wilton tier support system...???i have never used it before have you...?
Thanks
Donna


Are you talking about hidden pillars?

http://www.wilton.com/cakes/tiered-cakes/hidden-pillars.cfm

 

It's not considered a support system, yet hollow plastic dowels that work as many other types of pegs.

post #7 of 8

Why does it need to be transported fully assembled?  I never deliver a cake fully assembled just because something could happen during transport and I am not taking that chance.  I would do just as CWR41 said and take the 10" with the dummy tier separately then the other two and then just assemble the 8" and 6" when you get there, it won't take long at all.

post #8 of 8

I agree...Without a really secure central support the weight of something that's supported by a 6" dummy is going to make transporting it fully assembled difficult. Just take it in two sections and put it together when you get there, it shouldn't take too long.

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