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I need to make a 50th Anniversary cake for my in-laws party on June 25. It needs to serve at least 100 people. I have an image in my head of how I want to decorate it. I think it'll be very pretty and elegant. The problem is, I'm not really sure what sizes to use. I'd like to utilize the pans I have if possible. I don't want to have to buy too many more because I don't really have the room for them. icon_rolleyes.gif I don't mind buying a pan or two, but not really a whole set.

The pans I have:

2" round: 6, 8, 10
2" square: 10, 12
Rectangle: 12x18 and 11x15
Oval 7 3/4 x 5 5/8

The other issue is presentation: stacking or cake stand?

I have to drive almost an hour to the hall so I won't be able to come home after set up to change clothes.

I've only used the columns once--in my Wilton I course. I've only stacked once--my daugter's 1st birthday. I saw that floating tiers stand at Michael's today. Would that be a good option?

Please let me know what you think. Thanks.
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Since you are traveling quite a distance, I think a stand would be a good idea. Plus it will be a good thing to have in case you ever get into wedding cakes. You could use the stand and then maybe have 2 cakes on each side of it. I would probably use silk flowers rather than real ones. Good luck and don't forget to post some pics! icon_razz.gif
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Thanks for your response. I have attached a pic of the cake stand I was talking about.
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I really like that stand and I bet it will make your job a lot easier than doing a stacked cake! It seems like everyone that comes to me always wants a stacked cake and then I get so nervous when I have to transport it! Anyway...I am sure the cake will be gorgeous! thumbs_up.gif
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Rox,

I would get that stand if you have the money! That's what I want for my bday!!! It is very nice!!!!
Everyone is going back to stack cakes. It's not too hard but it is time consuming.

I know you'll do a great job!! Can't wait to see the cake!
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I still need help with the sizes. Any ideas?
post #7 of 28
Hi marknrox,

If you're going to purchase the stand then that will dictate the sizes that you will need to make.

The stand will be the quickest and easiest way.

Good luck and don't forget to post a picture.

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post #8 of 28
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Originally Posted by marknrox

Thanks for your response. I have attached a pic of the cake stand I was talking about.



I have this stand and I don't recommend using it for large/heavy cakes. The tiers bend forward with the weight.

If you do want to use it, I think it looks best with cakes that fit the plates. The plates measure 8, 12 and 16 inches.
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post #9 of 28
You might even shop around for a metal stand if you are concerned about the weight.
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I bought the above stand Monday night with my Michael's coupon. icon_lol.gif

It is very pretty. I bought some off-white tulle and gold bow to do something with around the rear pole. I think I'm going to decorate it with a few fondant flowers too.

Now, my question is do I wrap the plates (see above pic of stand) with the decorator foil? Or leave them uncovered & white?

I made some fondant roses last night. Boy am I impressed with the process. It's easy, but time consuming--they come out so pretty! I'm attaching a picture of some of the ones I did. The red one was a practice one. I'm not actually going to use it on this cake. The cake will be white and varying shades of beige/cream. I'm going to use the white ones. I need to add the sepals and leaves--I think I'm going to make them more of a muted (moss) green. I have also ordered a calla lilly cutter. I'm going to make and use some of those too.
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Your roses look great! thumbs_up.gif
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post #12 of 28
Very nice job on the roses!
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post #13 of 28
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Thanks, traci and momsandraven!
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The roses are AWESOME!!!! I agree that I wouldnt put too much weight on the stand tho. And your idea sounds beautiful!
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Great job on the roses icon_smile.gif
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