Tiered Cake Construction

Alternate 2-Plate Set-Ups

Stacking is the most architectural method of tiered cake construction. Tiers are placed directly on top of one another and pillars are not used. Cakes are supported and stabilized by dowel rods and cake boards.

Cake stand construction

Easiest and safest method.

Center column tiered cake construction

Here's another very easy way to construct a tier cake. Quick and easy with 5 twist apart columns with one bottom and one top bolt.

Combination pillar and stacked tiered cake construction

Use any combination of dowel rods, boards or separator plates and pillars.

Dowel rod construction - plastic or wood

Dowel rods perform a simple, absolutely necessary function. Inserted into the lower tiers of a cake, they bear the weight of the tiers above.

Fountain set-up with pillars and flower holder

A fountain easily complements a wide variety of cake designs.

Hidden pillars

An impressive look while maintaining strength and support for your masterpiece.

Push-in pillar tiered cake construction

Use any type of Push-In Pillars and Plates. Simple assembly—no dowel rods needed!

Separator plate and pillar tiered cake construction

Use separator plates and pillars. The most dramatic method of tiered cake assembly—two, three or more single cakes towered together.

Stacked tiered cake construction

Stacking is the most architectural method of tiered cake construction. Tiers are placed directly on top of one another and pillars are not used.

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