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post #1 of 17
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I was wanting some of your personal ideas for presenting wedding cakes. The presentation is everthing and of course the tasting. I was going to buy a cake stand but they are so expensive. Any great ways to make a inexpensive cake stand are appreciated.
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I have a nice one that is just a plywood circle with small bun feet screwed onto it. It was made for me by my uncle. I loan it out all the time, and have always gotten it back, but if I ever don't, it is easily replaceable. I put a nice paper liner on it, then set the cake on a plastic Wilton plate, and it really looks very nice. I tell you, those Wilton plates are pretty, but in my opinion, they are overpriced. I can't imagine loaning them out all the time, and worrying that I wouldn't get them back, and would have to replace them. Someone said to charge a deposit of the cost of the plate, but I think folks would buck at paying a $70 deposit, even if it was refundable, and I don't want to keep track of that.
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post #3 of 17
I was looking at some neat hat boxes in Michaels today and thought they would make nice cake stands. I have used a sturdy cardboard box with material draped over it. Putting the cake on a big mirror is nice too.
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post #4 of 17
The boxes sound nice. I bet those shaker boxes that you can paint yourself would work well.

I just bought a bunch of low-standing plant stands at Joann Fabrics last weekend. There was a big sale, 50% off all seasonal items. One was round, the other square. These would also be nice to use for a buffet setting.

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post #5 of 17
Vases are really cool to use. I like square glass ones especially. Then you can fill them with something that coordinates with the cake. I did one at Christmas filled with ornaments, and I've done ribbon and flower petals.
post #6 of 17
We use votive holders quite frequently ($.99 each at Walmart) and some other glass blocks ($3.00 each at Michaels) and they work pretty well. Here are a couple of examples:


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They look pretty cool and are cheap to boot.
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icon_eek.gif PieceofcakeAZ! Not only is your stand a great idea but your cakes are fabulous. Thanks so very much for the idea.
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post #8 of 17
I used a floating candle bowl that I turned upside down and filled with roses. (Mother's Day contest entry last month in my gallery. Has a painted portrait of mother and baby on a heart as a topper). It looked very nice. The clear glass risers under the top tier are just low votive candle holders turned upside down.

My husband made 3 wooden boxes, 10" square I believe, at 3 different levels. I can cover them with complimenting wrapping paper or drape with fabric totally covers the boxes but gives different heights.

There's a baby shower cake in my gallery with one of the boxes wrapped in coordinating paper (another contest entry-pregnant belly) and 3 hearts on some fabric draped boxes all in blue, white, silver.

I'm ALWAYS looking at things with "cake stand" in mind!!!
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post #9 of 17
Great stand ideas, AZ!!! Thanks!
You look marvelous!!!!
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You look marvelous!!!!
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post #10 of 17
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Thanks for all the great ideas!
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icon_eek.gif PieceofcakeAZ! Not only is your stand a great idea but your cakes are fabulous. Thanks so very much for the idea.



Oh, man, I totally agree! Not only are those votives beautiful, but the glass blocks are absolutely stunning! I am so going to have to try that.
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post #12 of 17
I used glass blocks and a ceramic floor tile on both wedding cakes in my pictures.
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post #13 of 17
I've always love the Roman Pedestal or those columns that florists use. icon_smile.gif
post #14 of 17
I like to use the 3" lattice work columns for elevating a cake off of the table.
The pic that I am attaching is one that I just did.
I bought some compressed wood circles from the home depot the other day that were on clearance. I covered the small one with lavendar tissue paper and then clear contact paper. To elevate it I took 5- 3" lattice work towers and stuck them under the finished cake. I then took flowers, cut the stems very short and placed them underneath..
I've done this type of presentation before...if you look at my photos I have done at least one other wedding cake this way before.
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post #15 of 17
And remember, you can always buy the Wilton stands for 50% off when Michaels or AC Moore have their coupons in the paper.
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