Cakes Floating In Air

Decorating By quilting2011 Updated 14 Jul 2010 , 10:16pm by LindaF144a

quilting2011 Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 8:07pm
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My husband and I attended a wedding held at a jazz club. The wedding cake was 5 tiers but it look the cakes were floating in the air.


what type of cake stand do you use?

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2SchnauzerLady Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 8:14pm
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I'll give you a bump for that one! Had to have been something clear.

linstead Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 8:28pm
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Did you get a photo of it?

LindaF144a Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 8:31pm
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acrylic?

metria Posted 13 Jul 2010 , 8:32pm
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i'm intrigued and fascinated! someone show me a picture!

quilting2011 Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 3:07pm
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No I did not get a picture. I will try to get the couple's website so you can look at it.

TexasSugar Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 3:12pm
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Were they they stacked up straight or off to the sides from each other?

emilyg Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 4:35pm
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Here's a way to make a cake "float" - it looks light as air, but underneath it all is a solid steel rod and steel base cake stand that we designed and had welded for us.

It holds a tremendous amount, but since we were draped the steel components with SugarVeil 'fabric', it looks as if it floats.

Granted, not the easiest solution, but the cake stand we'll use forever. Plus, it was the talk of the art opening - people stood on their heads trying to figure out how we did it.

Michele at SugarVeil
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brincess_b Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 4:41pm
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something like these maybe, a swan stand? http://www.google.co.uk/images?q=swan%20stand&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-GBicon_surprised.giffficial&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi
if dont cleverly can be really effective.
xx

Walls1971 Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 4:52pm
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Emilyg. . . .that is AMAZING.

Walls1971 Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 4:53pm
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Emilyg. . . .that is AMAZING.

emilyg Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 4:59pm
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Hey thanks - it's not the best picture because of all the background clutter - I'll try to find a better photo of the cake.

Those swan stands look interesting, too - I bet you could use those and hide the metal parts with the fabric as well.

neelycharmed Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 5:02pm
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Would love to see a picture of the cake you are talking about!
Sounds very interesting.
Jodi icon_smile.gif

bobwonderbuns Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 5:12pm
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That's a great cake Emily!! Thanks for sharing. icon_biggrin.gif

linstead Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 6:24pm
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Michele - that is really great - good job! icon_cool.gif

emilyg Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 8:05pm
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Thanks all - it was a fun cake to do. I felt like a decorator (interior) going to the venue with yards of SugarVeil rolled up in like wallpaper to decorate and drape the cake on site.

Here's a bit better picture. When you do this cake (and the swan stand that brincess linked to looks like an accessible stand to use), be sure to wrap the SugarVeil 'fabric' under the cake/metal stand, too. That way it actually appears to float (even to the people who are looking for hints underneath). And disguise the metal supporting stem by wrapping the SugarVeil fabric length around it, too.

Michele at SugarVeil
LL

LindaF144a Posted 14 Jul 2010 , 10:16pm
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OMG, I just have to say I love that sugar veil fabric. It is awesome. It must have taken forever to make that much.

Thanks for the photo. It is inspirational.

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