Wedding Cake Plateaus?

Decorating By Pebbles1727 Updated 29 Jan 2011 , 3:36pm by dsilvest

Pebbles1727 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 4:33pm
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Hi Everyone,
how do you normally handle those? And what it is the best place to buy one?
Thanks, P : )

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Rainyvv Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 4:39pm
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Havent purchased one yet but I plan to buy one here http://www.save-on-crafts.com/we2.html

Pebbles1727 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 4:43pm
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Thank you, they look nice. And then you would rent them out? How much would they be for rent? How do I make sure they are returned?

Rainyvv Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 4:48pm
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I got married last year and paid $50 to rent the stand with a $100 deposit.

cai0311 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 8:02pm
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Always double check the weight these babies can handle. Last summer I had a bride purchase her own because she wanted to keep it. She gave it to me in the box it came in, so I looked it up online. The average cost was around $125. It looked really nice and sturdy until the cake was placed on it. The cake caused the plate to dip in the center a lot more than I expected.

(the cake is in my pictures. it is the one with a double tall middle tier)

I had a wooden stand custom made that turned out really nice. Maybe you could do something like that.

Pebbles1727 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 8:54pm
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Do you have a picture of your wooden stand?

LKing12 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 9:08pm
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I agree about checking the weight they will hold. We had one that the little legs on the plateau buckled. Didn't do any damage to the cake/did not lean noticeably. But, not a good situation.

sudie1 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 9:14pm
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I just ordered an 18" square nickel plated plateau from weddingcakestands.com (His designs). After researching, I was told that nickel plated ones are sturdy and have non-tarnish finish so no polishing thumbs_up.gif Their prices are good and the lady there called me back with information to answer my questions.

indydebi Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 9:16pm
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This 5-tier cake is on a plateau: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1510536

and this one: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1460806

and this one: http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1364813

Sometimes the center of the plateau would "give" but I liked that .... I've also had the plateaus kinda 'dome' in the center, which made it hard to keep the cake sturdy. So one that 'sunk in' a bit made me do the happy dance!!!

They hold up fine. dont' worry about it. I'd happily place a 6-tier take on top of one with no qualms.

I never charged a fee for the use of one, but I did charge a deposit to assure I'd get it back. If you paid $150 for it, then you charge $150 deposit.

Pebbles1727 Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 9:21pm
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that makes sense. Thank you. Are there any that don't have legs?

Navyempress Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 9:33pm
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I do remember an episode of, I want to say it was Amazing Wedding Cakes, where a leg broke on a silver plateau and they were forced to break the other ones to get it to sit flat. I had never thought about them not holding enough weight before, but I definitely would now..

AmysCakesNCandies Posted 28 Jan 2011 , 9:50pm
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I have about a dozen different cake stands I bought most of them on ebay, and a few wilton ones from Michaels, they were all new or barely used. I rent them for $25 only if the cake is through me with a $50 deposit, they get thier deposit back when I get the stand back in good condition (its all in the contract too). The size, style & weight of the cake dictates the stand I select for it since some are stronger than others. I've never had a problem with getting them back.

dsilvest Posted 29 Jan 2011 , 3:36pm
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Take a look at Raise The Cake's stands on Facebook or their website at http://www.raisethecake.com/

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