4 Pillar Stand

In this tutorial, you will learn how to make internal stand with 4 pillars that can be used for a 2 tier birthday or wedding cake.

This tutorial will show you the steps to create an internal platform supported by 4 pillars. This 4 pillar stand can be used to make a 2 tier cake that has a lifted 2nd tier. The 4 pillars can then be covered with pastillage and decorated according to your personal preference.

Downloadable Course Material

If you would like to approximately match the size of the artwork in the tutorial, print the downloadable files at 100% size. If you require your artwork to be smaller or larger, just adjust the print size accordingly.
4 Pillar Stand Course Material
This PDF document contains actual size blueprint for the 4 pillar stand.

Tools & Materials
The Plan
Cutting the Pillars
Drilling Holes On the Pillars
Drilling Holes Through the Board
Covering the Sides of the Board
Laminating the Bottom Side of the Board
Attaching the Pillars to the Board
Laminating the Top Side of the Board
Total Duration

While not everything on this list is absolutely required, these are the things used in this tutorial video. Of course you are welcome to find alternative ways of doing things and we would love to hear if you’ve discovered an easier method or better tool to achieve good results.

What you will need
  • Cordless drill
  • Drill bits set
  • Screw bit
  • Scissors
  • Basic stationary tools
  • Hammer
  • Measuring tools
  • Box cutter
  • Miter box saw
  • 9mm thick circular wooden board (size same as top tier cake)
  • 16mm (diametre) Wooden dowels
  • 18mm (internal diametre)PVC water pipe
  • 45mm Recess screws
  • Thin cardboard (cake box or cake board)
  • Sticky tape
  • Masking tape
  • Contact spray glue
  • 1 Large nail
  • Watch the entire tutorial completely and take notes while comparing the tools list to what tools you have available to you.
  • This is art, and no method or technique is set in stone. This is why we recommend you watch the entire tutorial first before you start gathering all the things in the list above. You may think of ways you might substitute tools or techniques with your own ideas.


  • thank you for this instructions which are very useful for me as I like working with wood.

  • Chef, may I ask, do you use a jig saw to cut your wooden rounds, or scroll saw?

    • Hi Roland
      Nice to talk to you again. I am actually ordering them . there is a company in our street cutting hundreds of them with laser cutter according to our computer drawings. we also have complete equipped small separate workshop and i am using band saw if i have to. Having said that you can use jig saw with small jig bit slowly and finished with sand paper if there is no other option. Thanks

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