Cake Stands And Bow Loop Dryer That I Made Today...

Decorating By turtle3264 Updated 22 Apr 2009 , 10:09pm by Necey

turtle3264 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 12:06am
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My husband and I made 2 cake stands and a bow loop dryer today. The bow loop dryer idea I got from JaimeAnn. I still have to figure out what color to paint the stands.

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jensenscakes Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 12:34am
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I love those stands they are beautiful! icon_biggrin.gif

pastryjen Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 12:40am
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Those cake plates are going to come in handy. They are beautiful.

ncox Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 12:42am
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I love the stand with the bun feet! What did you use for the tops of the stands? The bow loop dryer stand is great too; looks like it doesn't take up a lot of room. Thanks for sharing!

turtle3264 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 12:47am
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I went to Lowe's looking for something to use and I found these pre-cut wooden circles. Thanks for the nice comments.

ncox Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 12:50am
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Thanks for the info. I'll have to go look now!

cakeandpartygirl Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 12:51am
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Great minds think alike, as they say. I made a cake stand last week similar to the middle picture. It worked really well, of course it was only a three tier cake but I would do it all again. That is a great idea for the bow loop dryer I will definitely be doing that. Cause I have no space to dry one. Thanks for the great ideas.

Cakeonista Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 12:53am
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What type of paint would you use to paint these? I would definitly paint 1 black. My opinion only lol

sweetcravings Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 12:55am
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very nice work! I love it when we can make things on our own and it's half the price of those store bought stands.
I like your bow dryer so much better than mine. It's inspired me to start bugging my DH to make me this one...;0) hahaha

turtle3264 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 1:00am
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It cost $40 for the materials to make all 3 of these. There's no way I could have bought them for that. I had to have help drilling the holes for the feet of the stands, but I made the loop dryer by myself. It was really easy as long as you have the right tools. I borrowed these pvc pipes cutters from my FIL. It made it so much easier than when I first tried to use a saw.

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 9:56am
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I love the cake stands! So cute! You just gave me an idea. Maybe I could use wooden chopping boards icon_biggrin.gif Thanks!

solascakes Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 10:15am
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they are lovely

turtle3264 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 4:31pm
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I guess you can just use craft paint. The cake will not be actually touching the stand.

Ballymena Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 5:51pm
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Nice, I like the look of the wood and would leave one natural, just varnished clear, the other probably white though I do like the black idea. Maybe you need to make more in other colors just to satisfy all of us. lol

hilly Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 6:01pm
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I think Lowes and Home Depot are going to get a rush of cakers looking for circles icon_biggrin.gif.

They are beautiful! Great work!

taxlady1 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 6:06pm
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Great idea for the bow loop dryer!!! I'm going to show it to my husband asap he needs another cake project.icon_lol.gif

junny629 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 6:29pm
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I think I will give a try on the bow loop dryer. That is a genius creation. Thanks for the idea.

turtle3264 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 6:45pm
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I didn't come up with the idea of the bow loop dryer, I just made one. Another CC member JaimeAnn's husband made one for her. That's where I got the idea from. It was a great idea!

icer101 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 6:46pm
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i bought a bow loop dryer , similiar to yours.. from a cake friends husband.. i paid $30.00 for it.. you did a great job , making this yourself..

mcdonald Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 6:58pm
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cute idea for the cake stands!! I'll have to give it a try!!

starcitycakes Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 7:01pm
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You said that the cake wouldn't sit right on these. What do you set them on before you put them on your stands? Cake Board? Wax paper? Doilie?..........Sorry I just don't know

cas17 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 7:03pm
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oooh i'm so jealous! i love the bow loop dryer. i have been after my dh to make one every since i saw sharon's on her boxes and bows dvd. thanks for sharing!!

turtle3264 Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 7:05pm
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I will use a cake board the same size as the cake. I wouldn't want the cake to touch the paint.

starcitycakes Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 7:06pm
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You said that the cake wouldn't sit right on these. What do you set them on before you put them on your stands? Cake Board? Wax paper? Doilie?..........Sorry I just don't know

sweetiesbykim Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 7:08pm
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I saw Sharon Z's bow loop dryer, too! This would be so easy -no cutting wood! I haven't made bow loops outside of cake class, so what PVC diameter would anyone suggest for an average loop for the top of a cake, 8-10" round? Thanks for posting this!!!

KathyTW Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 7:11pm
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I think that the loop dryer could double as a dryer for the reusable pastry bags too!

Debluvs2bake Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 7:20pm
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I've made the same type stands, just differnt feet. I painted mine with a high gloss enamel paint. I've had to touch-up the paint already, dinged by the cake knife. I use parchment between the plate and the cake.

mlparker Posted 2 Apr 2009 , 7:40pm
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These are great ideas! I think we are very resourceful when we need to be. The sky is really the limit with materials for cake stands. I know we have all seen the glass blocks with lights inside. I have seen pieces of glass stacked in beautiful patterns to make a stand as well. Very pretty.
I think that hardware stores are a great place to look "outside the box" for cake stuff.
You could also use even bigger PVC pipe to make a "half moon" shaped dryer rack for thinks like curved leaves or other flower petals. You could make a similar vertical rack that takes up less space instead of using up tons of counter space.
Great new ideas!!

pinkcamo Posted 5 Apr 2009 , 4:53am
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Those stands look GREAT!!! I think you need a white one, black one and one just varnished (matte clear seal)!!

turtle3264 Posted 19 Apr 2009 , 12:44pm
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I decided to paint the bigger cake stand white and stain the smaller one. I used the bigger one yesterday at a wedding.

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