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Budget Friendly Tiered Birthday Cake

I am extremely lucky to have my mother-in-law who was a cake baker in one of her past careers, but I ran into a snag, when it came to my daughters last birthday and she asked me for a Tiered Birthday Cake. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do, when my mother-in-law was going to be out of town for my daughter’s birthday party. How, was I going to make a Budget Friendly Tiered Birthday Cake?

Then, I had an idea, I headed to the local stores bakery and order two cakes that I thought would look good tiered.  I explained to the baker what I was going to do and she pretty much told me I was crazy.  I had watched my mother-in-law put my other daughter’s Becca cake together the month before, so I thought I could pull it off.

The first step was to get Wilson plastic dowel rods and cut it slightly taller than your bottom cake.

Cake-stand-post

I then, placed the plastic dowel rods into the cake in three different places forming a triangle. These plastic dowel rods will help the top cake from smashing the bottom cake when placed on top, especially because it is frosted already.

Two-tiered-cake-assembly

Next, I placed the smaller cake on top with the bottom cardboard piece that the cake came on.

tiered-cake-assembly

As you can see from the above picture there was a little gap and since I didn’t have frosting to fill it in, I decided to cover the gap with a decorative ribbon and a strand of rhinestones that matched the party’s decor. I also added ribbon and old pin I had to the top to add extra flair.

Ribbon-tiered-cake

The cake turned out beautiful, fit the Breakfast at Tiffany’s party theme and most importantly my daughter was ecstatic about the cake!  When all was finished I only paid about $20.00 for a beautiful budget friendly two tiered cake.

If you like this cake you might also like;

My Breakfast at Tiffany’s Party Ideas, that goes perfect with this cake

Little Mermaid Under the Sea Party, which has an amazing Arial cake made by my mother-in-law.

 

 

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