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post #16 of 32
I suppose for the central dowel, you could just drill a smalll hole in the middle to put the dowel through.

I am going to have to look at Home Depot for these tonight.
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post #17 of 32
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Originally Posted by vickitilghman

I suppose for the central dowel, you could just drill a smalll hole in the middle to put the dowel through.

I am going to have to look at Home Depot for these tonight.



I'm not sure I would attempt to put a central dowel through. You would have to be absolutely perfect with the plexiglass placement and with the lining up of the cakes. My stacked cakes have been put together on site so I haven't had to worry about it. I guess if you put a big enough hole in the center, you would at least have more leeway. A center circle could be put in using a hole saw (like they use for doorknob holes).
post #18 of 32
Couldn't you reverse stack them though?

For example: Cut the hole in the plexi glass circles.

Then put your bottom layer on the table lets say a 14". stand a dowel up in the middle. Then slide your 12" over the dowel, and down to place, and so on? So instead of going down through the cake with the dowel, you would be putting the cake on the dowel.

It's early, I'm probably making no sense at all. icon_lol.gif
post #19 of 32
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I think th reverse stacking would work good idea!
post #20 of 32
I'm sure you're all quite tired of this question, but I think it's an important one to ask especially if you're doing cakes to sell to unsuspecting consumers....Is it food safe? I'm no expert on plexiglass, but with all the other plastic warnings I would want to make sure it's food grade before I used it. Just a thought!

Amber
post #21 of 32
I tried doing a web search regarding the saftey of plexiglass with food and the closest I could get was a company that manufactures display cases including those used for pastries, cookies, etc. These cases are made from acrylic lucite plexiglass (I believe plexiglass is a trademark name, like band-aid). I would assume that means it is safe, but am not 100% sure. If anyone else finds or knows about this, please let us know.
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post #22 of 32
I found bulk food bins made of plexiglass so it must be food safe.

For candy, jewelry, findings, cookies pastries etc." food safe clear material. clear acrylic plastic lucite plexiglass

http://www.displaysbyrioux.com/product_zoom.php?id=2201

http://www.displaysbyrioux.com/product_zoom.php?id=502
post #23 of 32
Oh good! I have been looking for a while and have not been able to find anything definitive, so I'm glad you posted that link- Thanks!

Amber
post #24 of 32
Yep, that's the site.
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post #25 of 32
Google Maisie Fantaisie's website. I love her stuff....and she uses glass circles with plexi posts. Not sure if she adheres the posts or not. Don't think so.....weight of the glass would help here. Could do most of what you're discussing in the previous posts (plastic adhesives....) with plexi circles and posts and get the look she has. I just love her stuff!!!! (did I say that already! LOL!)
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post #26 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by creativecakesbylindsay

Couldn't you reverse stack them though?

For example: Cut the hole in the plexi glass circles.

Then put your bottom layer on the table lets say a 14". stand a dowel up in the middle. Then slide your 12" over the dowel, and down to place, and so on? So instead of going down through the cake with the dowel, you would be putting the cake on the dowel.

It's early, I'm probably making no sense at all. icon_lol.gif



No, this makes perfect sense. If and when I do get the plexiglass, this is exactly how I would do it, IF I were to assemble the cakes at home.
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post #27 of 32
I've been thinking about using it too. They sell plexi plates with the stress free system, but they cost a lot! I've been looking all over the net to find them for sale but can't. I'm not sure that I could get the round ones prefectly round.
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post #28 of 32
As far as getting your boards back, just get a deposit that would cover replacing them. If they return them they get the deposit back, if they don't you already have the money.
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post #29 of 32
I have used acrylic bases a lot. I glue the acrylic posts on with the special adhesive. I have a local acrylic shop that can cut any shape, any size, any thickness I want. I also have bases with a piece of acrylic cylinder as a stand that has been glued in the same way. Just tell them how high you want them to cut it and center it on the bottom of the base. I have seen these used in stacking wedding cakes with very long cylinders that went down into the layers. Not sure about how sturdy this would be and I would think it would be messy to remove them and you would lose some of the cake. I have had lots of trouble getting them back and have really stopped using them except for very special events. I have a wedding cake that I used one on on my website and they make a beautiful presentation because you can put all sorts of things under it and still see them.
post #30 of 32
Lucky you! I'll have to do some research and see if anyone around here does things like that!
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