I was just wondering what your opinions are on multi-stand wedding cakes. I was thinking of doing this for my own wedding for a couple of reasons, the main one being that I don't have to stress about it being safely delivered to the venue.
I know that stacked cakes are really "in" right now, but I think having the tiers on separate stands is kind of unique. I just hope it doesn't look dated.
What do you guys think?
I think a cascading cake can look very pretty!
Mine was cascading
I've recently done some cascading cakes too! They're not as outdated as you'd think. I really like ones seperated by pillars too, though that isnt routinely seen anymore either...
If you're soley worried however about the transporation with a stacked cake, rest assured! It can be transported if you feel better by tier and stacked at the venue.
Thanks Beth for your reply. I am only leery about stacking because I am still having problems with SPS. I can't get my cakes to the right height to meet the four inches. Also, I am not going to be the one delivering the cake so that makes me nervous too! The last thing I want to worry about on my wedding day is the cake, LOL!
I have seen some good prices online for cake stands. I'm glad to hear it's not outdated. My mom had separate cakes at her wedding too, which was in 1995.
Wilton came out with a very pretty white fillagreed three cake stand this season. My wife got one at Michaels and I used it for a large family birthday party last month. I can't deliver my own cakes but this was easy for family-they just carried the cakes in on the plates and set them on the stand.
Check out the cake I have in my pictures....its the one with the blue ribbon around each tier. That stand was purchased at Michaels (via 40% off coupon too! I think I ended up paying like, $30 for it?) and is very, very easy to use, so easy my husband could do it.
You still can transport each layer of a stacked cake independantly (just like you'd have to for a cake on seperate stands) and then stack at the venue. (Sorry, still had to put that out there, heehee) I transported three tiers of a stacked cake all individually a couple weeks ago and stacked on site. Easy as pie!
Cakes on separators is not out of style, is what kind of separator you use in between what makes a difference. The desing is what will finally make a difference.
Yeah that was my next question. Can you recommend a good separator set? The cake will be four tiers so I guess I would need 4 stands. The bottom tier is 14."