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which cake stand for wedding cak'?????

post #1 of 24
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i havea question for all you that are experienced in wedding cakes.... my daughter will be getting married and i really want to make her cake . the thing is i have never done a cake with pillars or stacked really so i am thinking a stand would be easiest??? but my question is which one??? as you can tell i am at a loss... icon_cry.gif i would love all input on this! and yes i have about a year and a half to work on it thankfully . i am going to practice ALOT!!! lol
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post #2 of 24
both of these stands would be easy to work with. It really comes down to what look you want.
post #3 of 24
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to me the garden one is more "sturdy"? i would freak out if the cake fell over lol
post #4 of 24
I really like the garden stand. It is strong and sturdy and there are a lot of things you can do to dress it up or dress it down.
One thing though, if you are making super high or deep cakes, be really careful to measure them out, particularly if you put flowers and such on top of the layers. There is more depth in parts than in others, so measure out the most narrow part and figure out that you still have to be able to place the plated cake on top of each ring of support. The wire arms that support the stands at the sides at each layer, dip down slightly.
Like Peg said, it depends on the look you are after, but I would say that the garden stand is the stronger of the two, most definitely.
I rented it a few times before purchasing it.
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post #5 of 24
I've heard the floating tiers stand can tip over, so I'd go with the garden one. I think it's prettier too!
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post #6 of 24
Well, just make sure if you purchase the garden stand, that it sits level. I have rented one that did not, it was sort of rocky, obviously not made right. However the one I bought is level. Haha, no, you don't have to worry about it going anywhere, in fact, once, we transported it fully loaded with cakes. Not something I would recommend, but we had special circumstances. Anyway, fully loaded it weighed a ton, haha. Also didn't have to worry about it going anywhere while it was in the van.
It is a nice stand to have if you get into teas or special luncheons or appetizers and such, as you can use it for many things and it holds one heck of a lot!
It also looks nice loaded with cupcakes or special desserts.
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post #7 of 24
I prefer the look of the Garden Cake stand. The floating cake stand looks scary to me. Practice on both if you can to see which you like better. Good Luck!!! MC
post #8 of 24
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i am so glad i found this forum... you all have really helped me without even knowing it! my family think i am losing my marbles.. i dont have a lot of time to bake let alone decorate but i just "love" doing it. i just wish we had wilton courses around here icon_cry.gif unfortunatly we dont so i am basically teaching myself. reading all these posts in here also teach me so i guess in all actuality i have SEVERAL teachers icon_lol.gif thanks a bunch everyone thumbs_up.gif
post #9 of 24
Here is a cake I did about 4 or 5 years ago. It was for a navy couple. Anyway, I thought you might like to see the stand dressed up.
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post #10 of 24
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very very pretty.... i may go with this one icon_lol.gif thanks again icon_wink.gif
post #11 of 24
You are most welcome, I tend to recommend this stand to folks that are not too experienced with wedding cakes because it is virtually worry free, you don't have to worry about dowels and things. I think easy is a good thing when you have other things to worry about, haha! Good luck!
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post #12 of 24
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thank you that is exactly what i was thinking... ill have ALOT going at that time so i would like the cake to be as stress free as possible icon_wink.gif
post #13 of 24
Here is a cake stand that my friend tcrema got me for an early bday present. I used it on July 2 for a wedding. It comes apart. You can use it in different ways. I love it! I was worried about it not holding up but it sure did! Just thought I'd share it w/ you. I haven't uploaded the pic of the cake yet because my scanner is dead!
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post #14 of 24
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darn... thats pretty too icon_sad.gif( i am SO GLAD i have another year and a half to figure this out LMAO
post #15 of 24
Yes that is a pretty stand, I really like it too!
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