I have a wedding cake in july, the bride just told me she got an 8.5" high cake pedestal that is 10" round.
Her cake is on a 12" board. (cake sizes are 4"6"8"10" ALL FONDANT) I told her I was not comfortable with a heavy cake being on a pedestal that high and she said she would find another stand. But now she wants to use this! What do I do??
Im half tempted to say I will deliver and put on a table, but I don't want to be responsible to put it on a pedestal that may be unstable. I don't want to be responsible for a fallen cake!
Please help! What would you do?
http://www.lampsplus.com/products/antique-silver-beaded-small-cake-stand__p1804.html *here is a link to the stand. It seems like the majority of people have used it for single tier cakes or smaller tiered buttercream cakes. Also it seems like everyone has gotten larger Diameters for the tiered cakes
THANKS FOR YOUR TIME!
Say no, tell her why and then make her sign a contract saying you are not responsible for anything that happens to the cake after delivery and that it should not be put on a pedestal…basically, have a disclaimer. What a silly bride, not listening to reason and experience.
AMegg5, how stressful! What Norasmom said. Tell her how heavy the cake will be (give an estimate! ) & maybe with that information plus an additional disclaimer form, she'll really think twice about that stand. Best of luck.
Thank you sooo much! I have already given her an estimated weight! I think I will do the disclaimer!
i really hate to see cakes on stands or plateaus that are too small -- it's like fingernails on a blackboard (does that saying have any merit to the newest generation any more? i mean now they have blackboard paint) hahaha
I have done quite a few cakes that sit on a somewhat smaller stand. I would say that your bottom board needs to be a sturdy base, like either wood or a base or something that will hold your cake flat at the bottom. If you still feel like it is a risk then do have her sign a waiver. Good luck with your decision.
There's a pic of a cake I did yrs ago. I see nothing wrong with how it's displayed on a vase. http://cakecentral.com/g/i/1319029/a/1320029/
As you can see the vase is only about 6" wide and at least 6 to 8 inches tall.
I don't see the problem using the stand your bride has chosen.
I was going to say the same thing as I put huge cakes on my turntable all the time,lol. Just make sure it's centered.
I can understand not wanting to be responsible for any problems too. Making her sign a disclaimer if anything happens is a good idea.
Hope everything works out for the best.