What Size Tiered Cake Stand?!

Decorating By Greeneyes1979 Updated 24 Jan 2014 , 8:06am by Greeneyes1979

Greeneyes1979 Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 7:29pm
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AI am making a giant cupcake to go on the top of a cupcake tower, but I cant quite work out how big a stand for my friend to buy? We need a tower about the size of the one in this photo I think but we dont know how big the top part needs to be and if perspex ones are strong enough? [IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3172111/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

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ellavanilla Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 9:26pm
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if it's a wilton cupcake cake, which it looks like, then the base is approx 8 inches. 

Greeneyes1979 Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 9:42pm
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AThanks for the reply yes sorry i know what size of board i need for the top but how do i know what size of stand i need to get that 8" board at the top? Is the top tier 8"?

ellavanilla Posted 22 Jan 2014 , 11:50pm
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only the vendor can tell you that. you need to look at the specifications or call the vendor. every stand is different and some can be assembled in a variety of ways, as well. 

Greeneyes1979 Posted 23 Jan 2014 , 7:52am
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AThe vendor said to me to tell them what to get! I'll ask my local cake raft shop I think :)

Dayti Posted 23 Jan 2014 , 1:31pm
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Don't get perspex, get acrylic, perspex is too bendy when you get to the bigger sizes and need to load the cupcakes on.

This stand would probably work for you: http://www.classikool.com/cake-stands-toppers-1/6-tier-acrylic-cup-cake-stand.html The top plate is 7", and I think the large cupcakes have a 5" or 6" base, not an 8". I've only ever made one and I borrowed the tin so I can't be sure, but I don't recall it being as large as 8".

Greeneyes1979 Posted 24 Jan 2014 , 8:06am
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AThank you!

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