Hello, I have an order for 5 cakes for next weekend for a 50th bday. They want them the same size (10 inch) to feed about 150. They just told me they want them to be lifted up like a staircase or different heights, like going up from 60s cake, 70s cake, 80, cake and so forth. I do not know how to make each cake sit up high in different heights on a table.
Do you have any ideas of anything i can make or do for these cakes to sit up on to go up like your going up in age..to 50? I hope i made myself clear..I need help and fast..THANKS!!
some ideas I saw in another thread included the use of a plant stand which may accomplish what you're looking for.
make your own:
just add a matching circle of wood at the top. Make base at least 14" and top 10"
or could use
glass blocks (like the ones used for wall and showers -- hot glue them together)
flower pots turned upside down
drinking glasses/stemware - can fill the inside with decorative items such as flower petals
various sized decorative vases
plaster or foam display pedistals
and if you want to buy stands:
NOTE: if you know someone who works in acrylic -- they can whip these out very easily.
just two plates of acrylic connected by an empty tube -- if done so top plate is removable (plug glued to bottom that fits tightly INSIDE the tube -- they the tube can be filled with decorations too!)
If you wanna go cheap, I would elevate the cakes on pretty much anything I could find that would be stable and drape the whole shebang with a lovely cloth so you wouldn't see the stands. Maybe add some tulle to jazz it up a bit.
I really like the glass block idea - will have to remember that one.
Unless you are charging a set up fee, I would probably say, "I provide the cakes and you can provide the display items". But, I just a hobby baker and could not afford to invest in all that would be required to make it really pretty.
Not sure if it would work for 5 cakes but I've used sturdy cardboard boxes for 3 levels and put a cloth over like crisseyann suggests. What about glass vases?