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post #1 of 22
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Hi

I am looking for cake plateaus in silver. Thanks for telling me where to look, I am wondering do they come in different weights re quality or are they all much of a muchness?

I am wondering as my largest base cake will be 12' square or round, would you buy 14' plateaus or 16" plateaus. I have never owned or used things like this before so have no idea!

I was looking @ 14' but am wondering if they will look odd on my cakes which are normally 3 tiers with a depth of 6" each layer.

Thanks

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post #2 of 22
I googled 14 and 16 inch cake plateaus than just started looking thru the websites to see what I like. I think if you have a 12 inch round you might need a 16 inch round stand. I personally would go for a square stand just because I don't think a round cake looks bad on a square stand to where I think a square cake would probably look kinda odd on a round one.
.but that's just my opinion. I would say be prepared to spend a good $100 to $150 for a nice stand. Im not sure what size to tell you to buy but if it were me buying I would probably but a 16 inch square just because it should look fine I think and than if you go with a bigger cake than your stand will fit it . Hope this helps
post #3 of 22
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007C67GPC/ref=redir_mdp_mobile
This is one I was trying to post but for some reason my phone wouldnt cut and paste it but now it did....I just think this one is pretty and not to badly priced but again I would Google and look thru all the sites to find one you really like.
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post #4 of 22
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I was planning on buying a plain round and an embossed square, it appears there is a vast difference in price for what looks like the same items, or is this just copies and the more expensive the better the quality.

thanks

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post #5 of 22
http://www.save-on-crafts.com/castroraweca.html

I'm thinking the more intercate sp? They are the more expensive they are...but that's just my opinion.
post #6 of 22
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Thank you they are beautiful , do they hold a good weight? and would you get a 14' or a 16' for a 12' bottom tier thanks.

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post #7 of 22
For 12" base I'd get 14" stand especially if they are usually 3 tiers.

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www.VeryDeliciousDesserts.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delicious-Desserts/207874222593145

 

It's never "just cake!"

 

You may get a cake for $way to little but you won't get this cake!

Animal
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post #8 of 22
I agree I would get s 14 inch for a 12 inch cake but the last one I gave you a link to says its 14 and 3/4 inch big but I personally think its beautiful. I think it should hold a 3 tier cake just fine.
post #9 of 22
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B006KU1VF2
This is a link to a 14 inch square plateau but if you Google cake plateaus you get tons on websites with choices. I personally like Amazon just because there a well know site.
post #10 of 22
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00CDYDYKY/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?SubscriptionId=AKIAIXHJPOJ5CSRGZH2A&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00CDYDYKY&linkCode=xm2&tag=buychecom01-20
I know you said you want s plain round one but here's a beautiful round one. One thing to stay away is the cheap Styrofoam ones.
post #11 of 22

Definitely there is a difference in quality. I was speaking with another member the other day and she said her glass stand shattered under the weight of the cake. And a couple of weeks ago on TLC the leg collapsed under the weight of a pillow cake. I have the clip. And I too would go with a 14" for a 12" cake.

post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 

How do I go about ensuring I get a good quality item? What do i look for ? I have never brought anything of amazon, but if they are good quality I wouldn't hesitate, 

It seems i can only find a few stores that sell them,  most seem to rent them out. 

I am wanting a 14' square and 14' round. Thanks

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post #13 of 22

Amazon has feedback. Look for the star rating. You want metal ones?

post #14 of 22
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I really want metal, had my eye on the plain with beading, but I see some of the feed back isn't so great on these.

Then I thought the heavier embossed the less chance of flaws being noticed, I like the allure look , but the quality is more important to me.

The rose one is just gorgeous, but if I get one with flaws there is no way to hide them.What are you guys using?

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post #15 of 22

I make my own, but they are wood. Delicious Dessterts was shopping around the other day for a metal one by the manufacturer Tabletop. Check Etsy too. They have lots of metal stands for sale.

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