Don’t let the prospect of building a towering group of tiered cakes intimidate you. Even the more involved methods of how to make tiered cakes, such as Combination Pillar & Stacked Construction, can be done in a few simple steps. These methods for building tiered cakes are time-tested—they’ve been used by Wilton decorators for generations, and you will succeed with them as well.
tiered cake stand construction
The easiest and safest method for making a tiered cake, because cakes are positioned on plates which fit right into the stand.
towering tiers stand construction
Final cake assembly should be done at the cake's final location. Moving the cake once assembled is not recommended. Do not cut cakes directly on the stand; remove first from the stand.
using dowel rods in tiered cake designs
combination pillar and stacked tiered cake construction
Use any combination of dowel rods, boards or separator plates and pillars for making a tiered cake.
constructing tiered cakes with fountain set-up, pillars and flower holder
A fountain easily complements a wide variety of tiered cake designs.
separator plate and pillar tiered cake construction
The most dramatic method of assembly for tiered cakes—two, three or more single cakes towered together.
using hidden pillars in tiered cakes
An impressive look while maintaining strength and support for your masterpiece.
global pillar set for tiered cakes
With the Globe Pillar Set, cake separators become an integral part of your tiered cake design.
stacked construction for tiered cakes
Stacking is the most architectural method of tiered cake construction.
center column construction for tiered cakes
Making a tiered cake is quick and easy with 5 twist-apart columns with one bottom and one top bolt.
push-in pillar construction for tiered cakes
Use any type of Push-In Pillars and Plates for tiered cakes. Simple assembly—no dowel rods needed!
fluted bowl set for tiered cakes
The Fluted Bowl Set features a see-through separator that opens up new options for accessorizing your tiered cake.
cakes with tailored tiers
Featuring fabric-wrapped separators, add some texture to tiered cakes with tailored tiers.
spiral separator set for tiered cakes
Add an elegant touch to tiered cakes with spiral separator sets – securely held in place by smooth-edge plates spiked to fit inside top and bottom rings.
tiered cakes with stairways
With the use of dowel rods, stairways for your tiered cake are simple to make with or without a bridge.
alternate 2-plate set-ups
Alternate 2-Plate Set-Ups Wilton wire separator sets are an easy way to add the drama of height to your cake design.