I am making a friend's wedding cake. I want to have some sort of stand or riser under the cake so I can add ribbon with the hanging beads onto the cake board. The largest tier is 14" round. I was thinking of using a 16" board with a cake dummy covered in fabric under that (to get the cake up off the table). I think a 14" dummy may be too close to the beads, but I'm worried that a 12" may not be stable enough to cut the cake on.
Does anyone have any advice on this? Also, how should I attach the cake dummy to the board - glue, velcro, etc?
For the last heavy stand I made, I used plywood. Then, I purchased some drawer pulls and attached them to the corners for little legs. You could then put something underneath in the middle to help support the weight of the cake because it wont be seen.
Someone on here and I can't remember who so I am sorry had her brother made her a cake stand using molding from the hardware store. I thought it was a genius idea and cheap too.