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.

Steps:

Step 1: Set Tiers on Separator Plates

Set tiers on separator plates which are 2 in. larger in diameter than cakes.

Step 2: Dowel Cakes

Dowel rod cakes.

Step 3: Position Plates

Position smaller plate from Separator set on base cake (spikes up). Position Spiral Separator over spikes. Position next tier on larger plate from set. Position plate (spikes down) on separator.

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