southerncake Posted 14 Aug 2004 , 1:02am
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Hi,

I have read at Polly's Cakes (www.pollyscakes.com) that most of her cakes are on glass plates and I love that look. I have seen this a few times at weddings in the past, but I am having a hard time finding flat glass plates -- especially large sizes icon_sad.gif . Does anyone know of a website/company that sells these plates?

Thanks,

Amy

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Jackie Posted 14 Aug 2004 , 4:21am
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Hi Amy,

It looks to me as though she is using glass table tops, without the base!

Here is a website of a company where you can order just the table tops:
You can calculate the perfect size/shape/color of glass for your needs:
http://www.miror.com/retaillogin.asp and get a quick online price quote

Also, I have noticed that my local Michael's carries glass table tops as well. I think if you start thinking "table tops" instead of "cake plates" you are more likely to find what you are looking for icon_smile.gif

Ladycake Posted 14 Aug 2004 , 7:05am
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I would say that is just not any glass .... It would have to be something that is shater proof she could not take the chance of the glass breaking with a cake on it..


You could aways drop her a message asking her what she uses and where she got it..


If you find out please share I like the look that they have with the glass under them .

southerncake Posted 14 Aug 2004 , 11:51am
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Thank you for your help! I've checked out the website and I am going to call them on Monday.

I plan to research this further this weekend and I will let you know what I find out!

Thanks again!! Amy

Jackie Posted 14 Aug 2004 , 5:12pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ladycake

I would say that is just not any glass .... It would have to be something that is shater proof she could not take the chance of the glass breaking with a cake on it..




Yes it would most likely have to be tempered glass. Also, the link I posted above allows you to specify the thickness of the glass. anywhere from 1/8" to 3/4" thick.

southerncake Posted 14 Aug 2004 , 7:11pm
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Okay, I emailed the recommended glass website and they quickly responded. He said that he would recommend 1/4" thickness, but did not say tempered/nontempered (I emailed him back asking this specifically), although they do offerred tempered. I have emailed another company I found to compare prices.

Thanks again!

Amy

southerncake Posted 17 Aug 2004 , 6:03pm
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I just wanted to update you guys on what I have found.

The online glass companies were approximately $40-55 per 14" finished circle (for example) plus $20-30 for shipping. I called a local glass company today from the yellow pages and they can do the same for $8 and, of course, no shipping charges. They actually said that they have done these in the past.

So, check with your local glass companies.

Thanks for your help!!!!!

Amy

tika Posted 18 Aug 2004 , 3:26pm
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I would also try the resturant and catering supply companies. Our catering department uses glass and mirrored surfaces to serve on for that elegant look.

gloria Posted 2 Oct 2004 , 5:11pm
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What about plexi-glass? You don't have to worry about the breakage.

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