Display Ideas To Make Small Cake More Impressive?

Decorating By LizzieAylett Updated 12 Nov 2014 , 3:57pm by LizzieAylett

LizzieAylett Posted 16 Oct 2014 , 4:21pm
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Hi, I'm making a very small cake for a friend's wedding (4/6/8") and was wondering if anyone had any good ideas how to display it to make it seem more impressive, but without creating too much extra hassle or work for me.

 

It is white, stacked together with purple gumpaste roses alternating at the sides of the tiers and purple ribbons around the base of each tier.

 

Many thanks.

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Snowflakebunny23 Posted 16 Oct 2014 , 4:37pm
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Supertall cake stand!  I would also get some matching petals to maybe put on the table and ask the bride if she can leave her bouquet under it for extra prettiness.  That is a very diddy cake though...I am making a 4" dummy for a display in a few weeks and just received the board...it's teeny!  Good luck :-)

x

Rudd Posted 16 Oct 2014 , 7:14pm
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Off the top of my head, I would say to use some sort of wooden box turned upside down & covered in a pretty fabric to display the cake on. It would give the added height of whatever size box you used. Also if you have a nice cake stand that will add some height. I made a very small 2 tier (6 & 10) wedding cake for my friend's wedding & I found a nice planter at a thrift store that was heavy enough & stable enough to hold the cake. I used it to elevate the cake off the table & since it was taller than a tier, it really made a big difference in the feel of the cake.

Apti Posted 16 Oct 2014 , 8:39pm
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Originally Posted by Rudd 
 

Off the top of my head, I would say to use some sort of wooden box turned upside down & covered in a pretty fabric to display the cake on. It would give the added height of whatever size box you used. Also if you have a nice cake stand that will add some height. I made a very small 2 tier (6 & 10) wedding cake for my friend's wedding & I found a nice planter at a thrift store that was heavy enough & stable enough to hold the cake. I used it to elevate the cake off the table & since it was taller than a tier, it really made a big difference in the feel of the cake.


Do you have a photo you may be able to share of the set up for your friend's wedding cake?

Edible Art Co Posted 17 Oct 2014 , 10:38am
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How about using thicker boards between the tiers? And I second the cake stand idea - get a nice 6 inch tall one with a big bow/decoration hanging off it, will do a fab job.

LizzieAylett Posted 17 Oct 2014 , 11:27am
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Thanks for the ideas.  I'll have a hunt in the charity shops for a vase that I can use (maybe upside down) as a base.  I'll also look into cloth over a box, too.

 

 

Rudd Posted 17 Oct 2014 , 4:08pm
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Originally Posted by Apti 
 


Do you have a photo you may be able to share of the set up for your friend's wedding cake?

 

There wasn't really a setup... I was thinking there would be a table to be able to set the cake up on but when we got to the restaurant there was barely enough room for the people at the tables much less enough room for the cake to have it's own table. Luckily I did have that planter with me so I was able to elevate the cake off the table (where people's drinks & food could easily be spilled onto the cake). It was a very low budget wedding & a very casual affair so this setup might not be ideal for everyone but it worked out nicely for our situation & my friend loved her cake. :)

cara1982 Posted 19 Oct 2014 , 11:39am
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A[IMG]http://www.cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3296144/width/200/height/400[/IMG] This was quite a small cake for the amount of guests so did a bit of a display...

cakebaby2 Posted 20 Oct 2014 , 6:06pm
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that is really pretty and eyecatching, so is yours Rudd

LizzieAylett Posted 8 Nov 2014 , 9:30pm
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Just thought I'd update you all...

 

I ended up spending large portions of the last few days in and out of hospital with gestational hypertension, so didn't manage to do anything other than (barely) finish the cake.  I risked using one of my personal cake stands which wasn't as tall or elegant as I'd have liked, but did the job.

 

 

 

I will keep all your suggestions in mind for the next time :-)

hobbist Posted 9 Nov 2014 , 1:25am
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Your cake turned out lovely.  Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy.

LizzieAylett Posted 9 Nov 2014 , 10:05am
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Thank you.  At least I don't have any more cakes to do (except my daughter's birthday cake in December).

HELLOsamii Posted 9 Nov 2014 , 3:42pm
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I think it turned out amazing.

cakebaby2 Posted 12 Nov 2014 , 1:46pm
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See small can be beautiful, its also very classy.

LizzieAylett Posted 12 Nov 2014 , 3:57pm
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Thanks, guys :-)

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