I Cannot Figure Out What This Is!!

Decorating By bmarlow001 Updated 26 Feb 2010 , 1:06am by bmarlow001

bmarlow001 Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 9:04pm
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I have a bride that really wants this cake but I cannot figure out what is separating it, Is a cake stand with the thick dividers or something that was probably just put together with something at hobby lobby? She really wants this exact cake so any help would be great! Also, if you do know what it is please let me know where I can purchase it icon_smile.gif
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jillmakescakes Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 9:22pm
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Any chance that the bride knows where she found the photo? Maybe you can track down the original baker to see if they have a different angle of the picture? Or if they'd be willing to share how it is separated.

bmarlow001 Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 10:05pm
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I will definitely find out.. it is driving me crazy and I only have 24 days left until this cake is due so I need to find out quick icon_smile.gif

Kitagrl Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 10:22pm
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Looks like a center support tier stand:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250583741300&rvr_id=&crlp=1_263602_263622&UA=WVS%3F&GUID=5e1a18711260a02653825e72ffdca007&itemid=250583741300&ff4=263602_263622


If you look closely at the photo, you can see the edges of the stand plates sticking out about a half inch from below the cake tiers.

bmarlow001 Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 10:27pm
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That is what I thought it was so I started looking up cake stands like that and couldn't find anything that I thought resembled it.. to me the platforms look kind of thick. the picture you sent is awesome and I think I might end up resorting to something like that.. I'm definitely out of time to order that one though considering it takes 2 weeks just to make icon_sad.gif

cownsj Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 10:51pm
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I'll be very curious to find out, but to me it just looks like there are pillars in there and each tier is on another plate.

bmarlow001 Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 11:07pm
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so i found this and I know its not exactly what the picture is but i'm wondering if it will work.. please let me know what you think icon_smile.gif

http://cgi.ebay.ie/5-TIER-SQUARE-WEDDING-CUPCAKE-PARTY-CUP-CAKE-STAND_W0QQitemZ190373020792QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUk_Crafts_Cake_Decorating_MJ?hash=item2c531dc478

rainbow_kisses Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 11:27pm
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I would say it has very short pillars between each tier and is set on seperate boards covered cream to match the cake. There is definatly a space between cake and board as there is light coming through from the other side it has just been shot from a clever angle icon_smile.gif

7yyrt Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 11:30pm
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This reminds me of your picture. http://www.cleartouch.co.uk/product.php?r=8
This one shows the thickness 10 mm, just over 3/8"... http://www.cleartouch.co.uk/product_images/four-tier-cake-stand-large.jpg

LaBellaFlor Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 11:35pm
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Those are NICE! Too bad you gotta order them from the U.K.

Uniqueask Posted 25 Feb 2010 , 11:44pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LaBellaFlor

Those are NICE! Too bad you gotta order them from the U.K.





I agree.

bmarlow001 Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 12:22am
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This is really upsetting me! lol I have been looking for hours and for some reason everything that I find that would be perfect to use is from the UK!! Grrrr... doesn't the US make anything anymore?? lol I love the ones that were just posted, I wonder if they even ship to the US.

bmarlow001 Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 12:25am
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Okay, so say I decide to just buy the clear pillars and use regular board and cover it to match the cake.. the only stuff that is sold here is printed, does anyone know of anywhere I can go online and buy something to cover my boards? Also, I am not familiar with stacking a cake with pillars.. I would be afraid it would topple over, is there a trick?

7yyrt Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 12:39am
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Try looking for 3/8 inch instead of 8 mm
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=23554&clickid=redirect
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We have standard sizes in stock thickness ranges from 1/8" to 2" (clear & color)
http://vipplastics.com/

cownsj Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 12:48am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bmarlow001

Okay, so say I decide to just buy the clear pillars and use regular board and cover it to match the cake.. the only stuff that is sold here is printed, does anyone know of anywhere I can go online and buy something to cover my boards? Also, I am not familiar with stacking a cake with pillars.. I would be afraid it would topple over, is there a trick?




Go into the Wilton site and look at the setups they have. It's not as scary as it seems. The plates have "feet" sort of and the pillar fits over them to help stablize the entire thing. You'll see what I mean if you look at the cake stands on their site. Here are their directions for stacking: http://www.wilton.com/cakes/tiered-cakes/push-in-tiered-cake-construction.cfm
And here is a clear stand set from Wilton: http://www.wilton.com/store/site/product.cfm?id=3E3143DE-475A-BAC0-52E8E24115E1EED0&fid=3E331070-475A-BAC0-59D1F5191FA0F3DB

LKing12 Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 1:01am
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I agree with Kitagrl it is the center support stand and the picture has been taken from the floor and at an angel making the cake appear to be tilted...

bmarlow001 Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 1:03am
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I'm just not sure what I would do without you ladies icon_smile.gif thank you for all of your help!

bmarlow001 Posted 26 Feb 2010 , 1:06am
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I have looked everywhere for the center support stand and cannot seem to find it anywhere but the UK and the place I did find it at I don't think even ships it here icon_sad.gif would you happen to knwo where to buy one?

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