jani2316 Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 3:29pm
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icon_biggrin.gif I am making a cake for a 20th wedding anniversary with a beach theme. Any ideas on what I can use as a cake stand that is beach related? Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. icon_lol.gif

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KalisCakes Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 3:51pm
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Hmmmm.... what are you doing on the cake? Brown sugar can always be used as "sand".... you could use that for the cake base board (maybe make it a little bit larger than you normally would), drape blue satin over a regular cake stand to replicate water, and have seashells placed on the "sand", "water", and table with some pretty votives and tropical flowers.

karensjustdessert Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 4:16pm
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For my sis-in-law's beach-themed wedding cake, I bought a few pieces of tulle in different blue shades. I draped and fluffed them to look like waves, and put the cake on that. Surrounded it with some sugar "sand", and placed a few handmade chocolate shells and the beachy-looking glass beads you can buy at the dollar store.

jani2316 Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 4:42pm
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I am using brown sugar as sand and fondant shells on the cake icon_razz.gif

MarianInFL Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 8:57pm
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Have you considered crushed vanilla wafers for the sand? I think it's more real looking because of the different shades, and way less sticky.

Pebbles1727 Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 9:37pm
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I prefer crushed vanilla wafers as well for sand. There are a few options for the "stand" as well if you don't want to use a standard one. You can place a cake on large mirror or glass top to have some reflection properties, use glass blocks or heavy candle holders for risers. You can also use a crate box for a stand or a nice rustic board on risers, but that may take some doing or searching out.

jani2316 Posted 1 Apr 2012 , 10:27pm
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Thanks everyone. Great ideas! thumbs_up.gif

Hyperactive Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 1:05pm
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If you did the glass blocks as risers you could fill them with real sand and shells for an extra touch.

Pebbles1727 Posted 2 Apr 2012 , 1:14pm
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That's true, or you can actually use those square clear glass vases for risers too and fill them up with flowers in water or colored water or even put a gold fish in them! That would be cool if the cake is not too big or heavy--cannot imagine the mess if those things didn't hold icon_sad.gif

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