Glass Cake Drum?

Decorating By uberathlete Updated 25 Nov 2009 , 8:31pm by KHalstead

uberathlete Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:50am
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Hi all. I was wondering if any of you have used a glass cake drum to act as the main base for a wedding cake. I'm thinking of using a glass base (3 of them each bigger than the other) for a wedding cake I'm gonna be doing next month. But I don't know where to find such a thing, and I have no clue how to have something like that made. I was thinking that maybe the glass can be purchased from a store or supplier and then have it custom cut. But I've never done anything like that before so I really don't have any clue what to do or where to go. If anyone has any ideas on my best course of action it would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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JanH Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 4:15am
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Wilton has a set of three clear cake stands:

http://tinyurl.com/37ubq3

Another set of three clear cake stands:

http://tinyurl.com/yk48vtv

Set of three acrylic cake stands in various heights:
(Really inexpensive.)

http://tinyurl.com/ydxxonv

Another set of three acrylic cake stands:
(Really expensive.)

http://www.bakingshop.com/weddingcakes/cascadecakestand.htm

Larger sets of acrylic cake stands:
(Moderately priced.)

http://cakedecoco.com/wedding_cake_stands.html

Glass 12" skirted cake plate:

http://tinyurl.com/yg54xp9

13" crystal cake plateau:

http://tinyurl.com/yju48l9

Glass/metal cake servers in assorted shapes & sizes:

http://tinyurl.com/yb7p5wb

HTH

jenng1482 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 4:44am
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Are you meaning one base for a tiered cake? I'm picturing 3 different glass plates in increasing sizes. You could check with any glass replacement shops or look for platters that you could stack. With it being the holiday season, I'm sure you could find some with pretty edges or even patterns within the glass

uberathlete Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 1:34pm
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Actually, I was thinking something like this:

http://i46.tinypic.com/rvggas.jpg

I really like the look so I was hoping to do something like that.

JanH Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 2:06am
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You're very welcome. icon_smile.gif

sherrycanary62 Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 1:06pm
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I am no professional or expert or anything...but looking at that picture they look like round mirrors...home depot, lowes, michaels maybe? just a thought

Hope your comes out fantasticake!!!!

MikeRowesHunny Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 1:26pm
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Glass scares me. I have used acrylic. It's clear and looks like glass, but so much stronger (virtually unbreakable) & safer (I use ones 4-5mm thick).

These cakes involve acrylic plates:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1431654.html
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1413837.html

uberathlete Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 7:59pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sherrycanary62

I am no professional or expert or anything...but looking at that picture they look like round mirrors...home depot, lowes, michaels maybe? just a thought

Hope your comes out fantasticake!!!!




Yeah it sorta puzzles me as to what they are. They seem to be mirrors nut at the same time not. I'm guessing they're really transparent glass but because of the thickness you can get a reflection out of them.

KHalstead Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 8:31pm
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looks to me like the base is 3 graduated sized mirrors and the top cake is sitting on an acrylic cake plate!

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