I can't afford to purchase a silver cake stand right now, but need a creative alternative.
So what things have you used to display your wedding cakes?
I'm thinking about glass blocks, but would like to heard feedback of someone who's done that.
Tree stumps, acrylic boxes, wooden boxes (you can make those, squares are simple!), blocks of ice (yup!), glass bricks from Home Depot, silver bowl with flat bottom turned upside down, antique silver platter, bamboo mat, garage sale plates/stands, check Craigslist, etc....
I have never thought of using those House Glass Blocks - thats a nifty idea.
Will log that in the brain.
Sorry i can't be of any help recommending anything that hasn't already been mentioned.
Ooooh just a thought - anything that you could drap fabric over or around...i remember drapping a *clean* pashmenia (scarf) over some boxes once - it co-ordinated with the colours on the cake.
Crate, turned up side down and covered with a white table.
I've done the tree stump, ice carvings, bricks covered in tablecloths, my father built me a wooden plateau... it is just a square wood base, trimmed out in beautiful pieces of wood trim and molding and then stained. It could also be painted. There's a thin piece of acrylic that lays over the top to keep the cake from coming into contact.
Also, large heavy mirrors; blocks of glass filled with twinkly lights (I just loaded a pic today of this... but it's not showing yet); crystal bowls; candle holders; ceramic pieces; vases; fish bowls; plant stands; planters; stacked cake drums (4-6" high) covered with rope wrapped around them; styrofoam dummies covered in ribbon, leaves, flowers, rope, fabric, wallpaper; flower pots or flower pot bases; plaster columns; etc. Here are a few photos I could find at short notice. The first one is on the glass blocks with blinky lights... you can see at the base that the blocks were separated a bit... the lights kept blinking off and we had to keep messing with the lights. The blocks were pushed back together before we left!
Also... decorative table tops (find at goodwill and garage sales), large picture frames, decorative tiles you would find at home improvement stores come in a variety of sizes and colors; even discarded sections of marble or granite that aren't large enough for counters; butcher block;
I never look at anything without thinking, "How can I use this with cake?" )
Excellent ideas! I don't know why I didn't think of some of them myself! lol
Thanks cake friends!
I've used wrought iron plant stands. Found them at Joanns.