Cake Stand Ideas - Please Help!

Decorating By shannycakers Updated 8 Apr 2010 , 2:25pm by blueirus

shannycakers Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 11:44am
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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!!

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CWIL Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 11:53am
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some ideas I saw in another thread included the use of a plant stand which may accomplish what you're looking for.

Doug Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 12:08pm
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make your own:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_1420079.html

just add a matching circle of wood at the top. Make base at least 14" and top 10"

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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

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and if you want to buy stands:

http://www.bakedeco.com/a/wedding-cake-stand--821.htm

http://www.weddingcakestands.com/homeacrylic.htm

http://www.weddingcakestand.net/cascading_cake_stands.html

http://www.cakesbysam.com/store/cart.php?target=product&product_id=21958&category_id=295

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!)

crisseyann Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 12:10pm
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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.

Tclanton Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 2:05pm
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I really like the glass block idea - will have to remember that one.

Elaine2581 Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 2:08pm
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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.

LateBloomer Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 2:23pm
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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?

blueirus Posted 8 Apr 2010 , 2:25pm
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This is what we did for a wedding cake. We found the stand at a thrift store and "spiffed" it up.
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