Hi, I want to make a cake stand with a 16inch cake dummy! But...would it hold the weight of a wedding cake?
It depends on how many tiers of cake, the diameters, height, fillings and frosting and decorations. I think in most cases, adding a drum to the dummy is your best bet.
Thanks for your suggestion......I am making a cake stand to hire out....diameter is 16inch which is quite big with a mirrored top....but just wasnt sure how stong styrofoam was and how many tiers to suggest to customers?
So you are gluing a mirror or cut mirror to the top of a styrofoam dummy and I am guessing covering the sides with cut mirror? Then people would place the cake which would already be on a cake drum, on top?
I honestly don't know how much weight a dummy can withstand but I am guessing quite a bit. I think I would put a drum under it. Mainly because it would save on wear and tear on the bottom of the dummy. Or cut plywood to fit the bottom of the dummy.
I hope the cake isn't sitting directly on the mirror. It would scratch the glass when the cake is cut. If it is cut mirror glass pieces put together , cutting cake directly on it would be a health hazard.
I would be tempted to test it with weight. Maybe up to 75 pounds. Do you have access to weights? Or I might even try sitting on it. I think you could likely go 4, six inch tiers and perhaps even more. The heaviest cake would be fruitcake which could weigh more than 75 pounds, so that might need a limit in tiers.