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post #16 of 24
It's plastic! Tcrema got it for me for $49 from ebay! I just love it!! I took it apart for the wedding cake I just did. I used it as a satalite style. You know the 3 cakes w/ each one little taller then the other?

Oh, Squirrelly your cake is pretty~ Is it basket weave? That's my fav technique~
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post #17 of 24
I agree with everyone about the garden stand. However, that last one is pretty, too. Is it plastic? Just wondering about its sturdiness.
post #18 of 24
Yep, plastic. But it is very sturdy when the weight of the cakes are on it. I was worried about that too. It's fine though~
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post #19 of 24
I have owned the floating tier and the garden stand for many years. In fact I got the floating tier stand to do my very first wedding cake 18 1/2 years ago for my sister. I have used it numerous times and have NEVER had any trouble with it. I have only had two wedding cakes where someone chose the Garden Stand. It is very sturdy and pretty much stress free, however I would never transport a cake on it. I would definately set it up at the reception hall. Squirrelly I really like the cake you did on the Garden Stand, it is very pretty!!

~Luraleigh~
post #20 of 24
I have owned the floating tier and the garden stand for many years. In fact I got the floating tier stand to do my very first wedding cake 18 1/2 years ago for my sister. I have used it numerous times and have NEVER had any trouble with it. I have only had two wedding cakes where someone chose the Garden Stand. It is very sturdy and pretty much stress free, however I would never transport a cake on it. I would definately set it up at the reception hall. Squirrelly I really like the cake you did on the Garden Stand, it is very pretty!!

~Luraleigh~
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by tcturtleshell

It's plastic! Tcrema got it for me for $49 from ebay! I just love it!! I took it apart for the wedding cake I just did. I used it as a satalite style. You know the 3 cakes w/ each one little taller then the other?

Oh, Squirrelly your cake is pretty~ Is it basket weave? That's my fav technique~


What a steal! Good for you! I like the scrolly look, I am rather partial to it!
Haha, that was my first attempt at basketweave looking at a book. I made all of the lilies and roses from royal and did the fresh flower arrangement, faux finished the vase, did all the ribbons and the cake stand decorations. I used fresh mint from my garden and even grew the ivy in my garden window, can you say anal, haha!
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post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by Luraleigh

I have owned the floating tier and the garden stand for many years. In fact I got the floating tier stand to do my very first wedding cake 18 1/2 years ago for my sister. I have used it numerous times and have NEVER had any trouble with it. I have only had two wedding cakes where someone chose the Garden Stand. It is very sturdy and pretty much stress free, however I would never transport a cake on it. I would definately set it up at the reception hall. Squirrelly I really like the cake you did on the Garden Stand, it is very pretty!!

~Luraleigh~


Heehee, that is the cake we had to transport on the stand. Mainly because I measured out the height or depth between each layer, but the problem was, I made up all of the dishes of mixed royal flowers ahead of time, then added the fresh roses in the morning, along with the greenery. I should have given myself a little more room for play. It was a tight fit so I left it assembled in the morning and we had to transport the cake like that, otherwise taking it apart would have crushed some of the royal flowers. What a nightmare, across a ferry to a reception hall and we get there and there is only one entrance up a really narrow flight of stairs that only one person could fit the width of. Hubby had to carry it for me, boy that was scarey, haha! It was only my second or third wedding cake.
No, I wouldn't normally transport it assembled either, the stuff we do, haha!
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post #23 of 24
WOW Squirrelly!!!

I can't imaging the horror of delivering that cake already set up!!! It must have weighed 3 tons!!! Narrow stairway, of course!!! It always seems like you run into something like that!! HA HA!! I tell you over the years I have run into the worst conditions to get a cake into a reception hall!!! There is one in my home town where a lot of people have there reception there are 5 stairs a landing and then 20 more stairs, NO elevator!! It does have a chair lift on a track on the stairway, but it just gets in the way!! It is a very old building and I just hate delivering there!!! It takes forever to get all the tiers up plus everything else and then to set it up, YUCK!!! Anyway your cake was beautiful!!

~Luraleigh~

P.S. There should be an emotional suffering or hazardous duty charge!!
post #24 of 24
Oh goodness, Luraleigh, I think they do it on purpose, haha! Too bad the cakes can't be set on the lift, haha!
Funny thing was, it was about 45 minutes away. We took a ferry to take a shortcut, the kind of ferry you drive up a ramp too. So it was down a steep hill, then up a ramp, I thought I would have a heart attack, haha! My hubby will not normally carry any cakes, in case he drops them and I kill him, haha. But this one, he carried. He was so nervous.
I had done up bowls with the royal flower and ribbons way ahead of time. But when I inserted an additional bowl in the centre to put the fresh roses in, well the lip of it sat at just the wrong place and made it difficult to remove without breaking the icing flowers. So once it was assembled in "the dry run" ahead of the wedding, I had to leave it like that or I would have damaged the arrangements. Haha, and I had been so careful measuring to make sure it would all work out.
Learned a great lesson from that one though, you always need to allow an extra inch or two of play room to manouever.
It must have weighed a ton because the cakes were 6 inches deep and filled. And it was the hottest day of the year, of course, haha!
Remind me once again why we do this, haha!
Hugs Squirrelly
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