The 18" diameter plate requires 6 columns. All other plates require 4.
Additional notes for prepping the plates for use:
When creating a flush stacked cake (one tier directly on top of the other), remove the decorative rings from the column "feet" on the plate. These pieces are intended for use when allowing air space between tiers for adding flowers or other decorations. The rings imitate the look of the pillar tops of grecian columns.
Each plate comes pre-drilled with a 2 inch diameter center hole, perfect for CakeSafes or Center Dowel or PVC support.