16" Cake On 14" Cake Stand?

Decorating By tiffevans Updated 23 Mar 2010 , 1:18pm by MissRobin

tiffevans Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 9:56pm
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Would it be okay to put a 16inch cake on my 14 inch cake stand? Would it look funny or do people do this all the time?

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dl5crew Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 10:09pm
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...someone with more experience can give advice.

HamSquad Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 10:49pm
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Will you be placing the 16" cake on an 18" or 20" drumboard or foam core board then placing it on an 14" wide cake stand. Sure I've done that with many of cakes. Not sure what you are asking. HTH
Hammy

mamawrobin Posted 22 Mar 2010 , 11:52pm
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I use my 10 inch cake stand all the time for larger cakes. Of course the cake is on a board of it's own for support icon_wink.gif

tiffevans Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:09am
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yeah I was gonna put my stacked wedding cake 16, 12, 8 inch on a silver covered board but I wanted to know if it would look okay to then place that on a 14 inch silver cake stand. I dont have a 16 inch. I just want it to look nice so I was wondering if people did that?

HamSquad Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:19am
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With a silver covered board, placed on a Silver Stand sounds beautiful. Place the covered board on top of stand well before assembly of cake to make sure the appearance is pleasing to the eye. Best Wishes.
Hammy

mamawrobin Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 2:34am
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Originally Posted by tiffevans

yeah I was gonna put my stacked wedding cake 16, 12, 8 inch on a silver covered board but I wanted to know if it would look okay to then place that on a 14 inch silver cake stand. I dont have a 16 inch. I just want it to look nice so I was wondering if people did that?




Sounds like it will be very pretty. Be sure and post pictures icon_wink.gif Good luck thumbs_up.gif

misabel99 Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 5:40am
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I did it once but I didn't like the way that it looked I put a 16"12"10 on my 14" stand.

ramacake Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 6:47am
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If your bottom cake is a 16" then your bottom board will be at least an 18" or 20". If it's a 20", then thats a 3" overhang all the way around. I think thats going to make the stand look to small. One thing you could do, (if you don't have to absolutely use the silver stand), is to use a 18 or 20" block of styrofoam, round or square, (whatever shape your cake is) and cover it in a nice silver ribbon or silver fabric. That way it is in a better proportion to your cake size.

Rylan Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 7:05am
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Actually, it depends on the cake and the cake stand. If it was a pedestal cake stand, I personally think it would look okay as long as the cake by itself, floating on a cake stand (with no excess board). This cake: http://www.artandappetite.com/2009/11/organic-cake/ has a 12" bottom tier and it is resting on a 10" cake stand.

If it was a plateau cake stand, I personally don't like the look. But then again, it always depends on the design.

indydebi Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 9:00am
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good visual, Rylan! thumbs_up.gif

tiffevans Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 1:08pm
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thanks everyone!! I dont know what I am going to do yet?!?!? I put the pan on top of the stand and it didnt look bad to me but i dont know...

leah_s Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 1:17pm
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I've been surprised by a too small plateau when delivering a cake. I think it looks weird. And not in a good way.

MissRobin Posted 23 Mar 2010 , 1:18pm
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Personally, I think stability might be an issue, if it is a pedastal stand and the cake is that heavy. I would be scared to try that one.

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