Silver Cake Stand, Bride Wants Cheap Deal

Decorating By shandidandi Updated 1 Jul 2010 , 9:39am by Abbiedal

shandidandi Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 2:14pm
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Ok i have been asked to make a wedding cake in september. Its gonna be fun, my only problem is that she wants a silver cake stand. she wants it to be cheap, sadly i have not found any that are not in a low budget. any suggestions on what to do or where i can get one?

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Doug Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 2:16pm
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let her buy it, unless you really want to add it to your collection of cake goodies

if you do ....

then buy whatever you want and charge a rental fee.

then continue to recoup cost by using for future cakes and charging a rental fee.

Ursula40 Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 2:21pm
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Yeah I have an idea

Get her or her hubby to be to build one. They can use a hot glue gun to "paint" scrolls on the cake stand, spray paint silver, and voila, a cheap cake stand. Stand can be whatever they want, simple or ornate, but they want cheap, they have to work for it

indydebi Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 2:51pm
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If she wants a "cheap" cake stand, then she can try to find one and pay for it herself. Tell her you don't stock "cheap" stands and you have no interest nor do you have any need to buy a "cheap" stand.

cheatize Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 4:16pm
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Hobby Lobby has a round one. Use a 40% off coupon and charge a rental fee.

4realLaLa Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 12:18am
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Yes, cheatize is right. I bought one at Hobby Lobby and if you go at the right time you can find them for 50% off (on the wedding selections).

Aeropanda Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 12:39am
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I agree with the Hobby Lobby suggestion. I purchased a 14 inch round plateau for $25 because there was a 1/2 price sale. Then I searched on-line and found that Lion's Deal had a 14 inch square for about $55 and there was free shipping for the month of June. Just a suggestion. If you want to have them, you can easily recoup your money with rental fees, and remember to get a deposit for the full amount, just in case they don't bring it back.

ayerim979 Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 1:00am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by indydebi

If she wants a "cheap" cake stand, then she can try to find one and pay for it herself. Tell her you don't stock "cheap" stands and you have no interest nor do you have any need to buy a "cheap" stand.




Very well said Deby !!! thumbs_up.gif

sweettreat101 Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 8:12am
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Do you have any cake supply stores in town? We have one and they rent their stands for 25.00 a weekend. If you can buy one for around the same price add it to the cost of the cake and keep the stand. Either way she would have to buy the stand or pay a rental and I don't think she will use it again.

Texas_Rose Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 8:45am
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Just tell her you asked around and that's usually an item that the bride provides, like a topper or the tablecloth for the cake table. Suggest that she look on Craigslist...she can probably find other brides selling theirs. I bought an 18" silverplate stand for $35 when I needed one last summer...turns out that it buckles in the center unless you put some kind of support under it.

The Hobby Lobby one is decent looking but kind of small.

Abbiedal Posted 1 Jul 2010 , 9:39am
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http://www.efavormart.com/wedding-cake-stand-and-topper.aspx has a few I bought the 14in round for $60.00

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