how do you normally handle those? And what it is the best place to buy one?
Thanks, P : )
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?
I got married last year and paid $50 to rent the stand with a $100 deposit.
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.
Do you have a picture of your wooden stand?
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.
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 Their prices are good and the lady there called me back with information to answer my questions.
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.
that makes sense. Thank you. Are there any that don't have legs?
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..
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.