Maypole Acrylic Cupcake Stand Help

Baking By CakesbyMichele Updated 14 Mar 2013 , 3:07pm by CakesbyMichele

CakesbyMichele Posted 14 Mar 2013 , 1:02pm
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I just bought this stand and it comes with 4 feet but they don't stick on the stand.  Does anyone else have this stand and know what to do with the feet?  All the directions say is to place the feet to the underside of the bottom disc but they're small round acrylic feet against an acrylic plate.  The directions say no glue necessary.  I just don't know what to do with these feet and how to make them stay on the plate.  Do I even need them?  If anyone else has this stand and could help, I would greatly appreciate it.  This just doesn't seem worth getting frustrated over but I'm getting frustrated!

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mmmcake0072 Posted 14 Mar 2013 , 1:28pm
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I have the stand, but it was purchased a few years ago.....are the feet that you are talking about little round clear silicone dots?

CakesbyMichele Posted 14 Mar 2013 , 1:50pm
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Yes, the round clear silicone dots are what they call the feet.  I just put the stand together for a trial run and it seems to be fine without the feet so I don't think I even need them.  It also seems that one of the posts where you put the screws in is crooked but if I leave that one out, the stand is straight.  Have you liked the stand?  I had another one that didn't screw in and it would never stay straight.  This one seems straight and secure.  I'm just worried if I need all 6 plates and have that one crooked post, that the stand may end up looking crooked, but I'll leave that one for the top post, I guess. 

mmmcake0072 Posted 14 Mar 2013 , 2:12pm
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Okay, I believe that the silicone dots were stickers.......although it was quite a while ago when I assembled it but i believe they were self adhesive.  When I first got it I did not use the stickers because I only needed so many tiers for the first couple of events....and the feet were on the bottom tier.  That being said.....the tier that was being used for these events without the stickers scratched VERY was on a tablecloth and still scratched.  Also,  I do not travel with the stand assembled!  Lessson learned the hard way.....I assemble at the venue.  It was assembled without anything on it and when it was lifted to set on the table the person lifting it did so on a VERY slight angle.....hardly noticeable angle and the top 2 tiers snapped off!   I do love the clean lines of it and after playing with it and having to place small bits of paper in the end of the crews to allow the other pole to screw in at an even distance I do still use it......HOwever I wonder if the ones that have the 4 poles would be a more sturdy option.

CakesbyMichele Posted 14 Mar 2013 , 3:07pm
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Thanks for the advise.  I bought the 6 plate just to have it big enough.  I need it for 70 cupcakes plus a 8" & 6" cake on top.  I will definitely set up on site and make sure no one moves the stand!  I thought the silicon dots were going to be self adhesive because there was paper on one side.  When I peeled the paper off, there is no stick.  It's just smooth on both sides so I'm at a loss.  I may email the company but I emailed them about something else and haven't heard back in a couple days.  I think the company is out of Austrailia.  Anyway, I guess I won't use the feet at this point.  It seems very difficult to find a good clear cupcake stand.  I've done a lot of looking and this is my 2nd stand I purchased.  The first one was so bad with stability, I sent it back. With the popularity of cupcakes now a days, there seems like they would be coming out with more stands of better quality.  I read that the acrylic scratches easily and already noticed a couple of scratches in mine from the little handling I've done with it.  I guess the cupcakes will cover it.  I just want it to be straight and support the cake and cupcakes!   Thanks again.  I appreciate the help. 

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