Ideas On How To Construct This Cake Stand?

Decorating By Freedomx6 Updated 3 Oct 2011 , 2:15pm by mrslivvix

Freedomx6 Posted 1 Oct 2011 , 3:53pm
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I want to do a version of this cake but have no idea on how to do the stand. Any ideas, please?

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2165507

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auzzi Posted 2 Oct 2011 , 5:27am
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I cannot see the stand as the crystals hanging around the lower edge of each cake tier obstructs the view.

Try contacting the decorator directly and ask ..

pixiefuncakes Posted 2 Oct 2011 , 6:30am
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It looks like they have used two pedestal type cake stands, the bottem one being quite tall. You can then buy ribbon/trimming with crystals attached, it looks like they have attached them to the side of the cake stands.

Freedomx6 Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 12:40am
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Originally Posted by pixiefuncakes

It looks like they have used two pedestal type cake stands, the bottem one being quite tall. You can then buy ribbon/trimming with crystals attached, it looks like they have attached them to the side of the cake stands.


Can you stack two cake stands on top of each other? I have never used any type of pillars and I'm really clueless on this one. But, if you look at the second pic... it looks like two clear pillars.

Will you direct me to a site that would have the stands to create this look?

Freedomx6 Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 12:47am
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Originally Posted by auzzi

I cannot see the stand as the crystals hanging around the lower edge of each cake tier obstructs the view.

Try contacting the decorator directly and ask ..


I contacted the decorator a couple of days ago.... but they haven't responded. And I know that many don't. So.... here I am.....

The candles look like they are sitting dead center below the bottom tier. So, I'm thinking there must be no center post. Is it possible to support it from the side?

ReneeFLL Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 1:06am
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What about using a clear acrylic tube?

Freedomx6 Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 1:11am
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What about using a clear acrylic tube?


I thought about that... though I'm not sure exactly which kind.

I can't figure out how to raise the bottom tier with no support under it. I'm thinking it must be bolted to the table.

Freedomx6 Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 2:02am
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Originally Posted by auzzi

I cannot see the stand as the crystals hanging around the lower edge of each cake tier obstructs the view.

Try contacting the decorator directly and ask ..


I contacted the decorator a couple of days ago.... but they haven't responded. And I know that many don't. So.... here I am.....

The candles look like they are sitting dead center below the bottom tier. So, I'm thinking there must be no center post. Is it possible to support it from the side?

grandmomof1 Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 3:00am
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Originally Posted by pixiefuncakes

It looks like they have used two pedestal type cake stands, the bottem one being quite tall. You can then buy ribbon/trimming with crystals attached, it looks like they have attached them to the side of the cake stands.




Ditto: or the ribbon trimming may be attached to the side of the cake boards.

grandmomof1 Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 3:19am
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....and look at this one. This might give you an idea.

http://cakecentral.com//gallery/2169638

soledad Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 3:21am
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freedomx4... what about two candle holders, one taller than the other. I seem to remember reading about it, and the cake board was glue to the candle holder. For the second candle holder , you would have to put a plate on top of the first cake. (maybe one of those Wilton plates??) on top of that, you would put the second candle holder. I hope this is of some help. icon_smile.gif

Ciao

Freedomx6 Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 3:22am
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Originally Posted by grandmomof1

....and look at this one. This might give you an idea.

http://cakecentral.com//gallery/2169638


Those are really neat! Do you know what is inside the vases??

grandmomof1 Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 3:27am
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Originally Posted by Freedomx4

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Originally Posted by grandmomof1

....and look at this one. This might give you an idea.

http://cakecentral.com//gallery/2169638

Those are really neat! Do you know what is inside the vases??




I don't know. I thought it might be glass gems (the kind you can buy by the bag full) and fireless LED votive candles. You can get both of those at almost any craft store.

Freedomx6 Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 3:28am
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Originally Posted by soledad

freedomx4... what about two candle holders, one taller than the other. I seem to remember reading about it, and the cake board was glue to the candle holder. For the second candle holder , you would have to put a plate on top of the first cake. (maybe one of those Wilton plates??) on top of that, you would put the second candle holder. I hope this is of some help. icon_smile.gif

Ciao


That sounds a lot easier than what I had in mind.... and it would work well if the candle holders were clear.

I wouldn't like the plate being exposed on top of the bottom tier. Is there a way to prevent that? And does anyone have an idea how far the bottom tier would need to be from the candles to prevent burning the foam core?

soledad Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 5:36am
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I believe the light are with little tea light with batteries, not real candles.

http://www.illuminatedgarden.com/led-tea-lights-6.html?gclid=CNKQ1dXly6sCFQTu7QodJCaT4w

for the plate I think you can cover it with fondant... maybe??

Good luck

CIAO thumbs_up.gif

ajwonka Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 1:02pm
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I wouldn't use real candles for fear of fire. They have battery-operated candles with a "Christmas light" size bulb that looks like a real candle. Some even "flicker"!

Piece_acake Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 1:29pm
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What about looking for plastic showcase boxes in those sizes? Would definitely be sturdy that way!

mrslivvix Posted 3 Oct 2011 , 2:15pm
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The pic with the lighted bases look just like a vase to me. We use them in our flower shop all the time. So there is another idea...a pretty shaped vase. They are pretty cheap starting out and gets more expensive the more elaborate you get. Def don't use real candles with the cake, that's a disaster waiting to happen! icon_surprised.gif Plus if you light them then put a pad on top it will just smother out the flame because of no oxygen getting to it.

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