Molding Cake Stand

Decorating By Polkadot79 Updated 24 May 2010 , 3:33pm by JustABite

Polkadot79 Posted 16 May 2010 , 9:44pm
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I catered a wedding this past weekend (and decorated for it...plus the cake) and didn't want to use the typical silver cake stand, so decided to head to Lowe's to see what molding they had. Then, I convinced my brother to build it for me. icon_biggrin.gif Here's how it turned out...thought you all might be interested. It cost me less than $20 and didn't take all that long he said except he had to really build up support inside.
LL

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quietude Posted 16 May 2010 , 10:13pm
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Great idea!!!

cupcake_cutie Posted 16 May 2010 , 10:22pm
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Wow! Very nice!

Justbeck101 Posted 16 May 2010 , 10:50pm
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Awesome

Polkadot79 Posted 17 May 2010 , 1:56am
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Thanks! I'm considering heading back to see what other designs I can convince him to make for me. icon_lol.gif

kimmi1963 Posted 17 May 2010 , 2:09am
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Great design. Could you post a picture up close to show the design a bit better. Thanks.

Polkadot79 Posted 17 May 2010 , 2:13am
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Thanks! I'm considering heading back to see what other designs I can convince him to make for me. icon_lol.gif

Polkadot79 Posted 17 May 2010 , 3:03am
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Of the cake or the cake stand?

I've added a few more pics of the cake in my photos.

I had some damask wrapping paper that I cut out a stencil for the bottom tier. I bought a fondant scroll mold from www.fondantsource.com for the 2nd tier.

dawncr Posted 17 May 2010 , 3:50am
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Great idea & execution!

Could you also post a picture of the underside, so we can see how he built up the supports?

Thanks for posting this awesome idea.

Polkadot79 Posted 19 May 2010 , 2:20am
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I plan to repaint a glossy black, but here are the pics I took of the inside support.

JustABite Posted 19 May 2010 , 2:35am
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I can not see the additional pics you posted. I have had this happen on several other posts. Does anyone know if I have a setting wrong? Thanks for the help.

Polkadot79 Posted 19 May 2010 , 2:41am
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Let me try again....
LL

Polkadot79 Posted 19 May 2010 , 2:43am
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Another view...
LL

Polkadot79 Posted 19 May 2010 , 2:44am
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And another...
LL

Polkadot79 Posted 19 May 2010 , 2:45am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JustABite

I can not see the additional pics you posted. I have had this happen on several other posts. Does anyone know if I have a setting wrong? Thanks for the help.




Can you see them now?

superstar Posted 19 May 2010 , 8:00pm
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That is a great cake stand! Could you tell me what thickness the inside supports are? My husband is going to be making a wooden cake stand for a wedding cake I am making in August & I would love to know more if you don't mind sharing. He has made me a cake stand before (it is the one the new shop building is on) but that was not very high & he used two thicknesses of wood, it rested on small wooden ball feet & he attached the decorative wood around the edges. It was perfect for that stand. This one is different as it is higher. Thank you Polkadot79. Forgot to say what a great job you did on the cake & how the stand complimented it.

Polkadot79 Posted 19 May 2010 , 8:22pm
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Thank you for the compliments. I'll have to ask my brother more about the specifics. It was actually a PVC molding, so he couldn't nail it but used some type of strong glue. Then, set the top down in and glued it as well with the support all underneath.

If all this sounds confusing....sorry. icon_biggrin.gif I'm definitely more at home with cakes and not a hammer & nails.

superstar Posted 19 May 2010 , 9:04pm
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Thanks Polkadot79, I would love to know more if your brother would be so kind!

JustABite Posted 24 May 2010 , 3:33pm
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Yes I was able to see them the second try. Sorry for the delay in response, I have been gone alot.

Thank you for the pics, they are helpful. Beautiful cake I must say!


Thanks!

Renee

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