2-Plate Pillar & Stacked Tiered Cake Construction

The elegance of a stacked presentation, combined with the majestic height of pillar construction. Use any combination of dowel rods, boards, separator plates and pillars. You may also use push-in pillars, which eliminate the need for dowel rods and a plate or board to support the pillars.


Step 1: Mark Tiers & Insert Dowel Rods

Mark all tiers for dowel rod placement using a separator plate (for pillar tiers) or a cake circle (for stacked tiers) the same size as the tier above. Insert dowel rods.

Step 2: Position Tier to be on Pillars

Position the tier which will be on pillars on a plate 2 in. larger in diameter. The two separator plates which connect the pillars should be the same diameter.

Step 3: Stack Tiers

Starting at the bottom level, stack tiers.

Step 4: Position Separator Plate

Position the separator plate (feet up) that will support the tier on pillars.

Step 5: Position Pillars

Position pillars over feet.

Step 6: Position Plated Tier

Carefully position the plated tier on the pillars.

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