As I look at wedding cake pictures many are on a very solid looking stand, usually silver. What are these stand/bases called and where is the best place to get one?
that's a plateau.
You can buy them-- try ebay, or google it. You can rent them. I often make my own from foam, cover with fondant & emboss, then paint.
I've never done one with grapes & then painted it silver but I'm dying to. Try & make it look like a real silver one ---one of these days....
I did a gold one if I can find a picture. I wasn't super careful of the fondant seams 'cause it was huge 22 24 inches and it was a muy discounted cake.
If I can find a pic I'll post it later.
Thanks Kate, that was HUGELY helpful. I had not thought of making my own.
In fact I am a cake stand junkie. I love making cake stands. I love the engineering I love making them. I love that they do not have a stale date like cakes do.
I've often thought about putting them on etsy or something since I can't do cakes from home.
On my funky little home made web page I made most of the stands. There's a real silver plateau under a red rose cascade cake that is store bought.
If you scroll down, in the Library on my wesite, in the story of my daughter's wedding cake, there's more info on how that stand was made--it's lighted.
Stand, don't sit, info for you.