Unsteady Cake Stands

Decorating By mkmetz Updated 21 May 2007 , 5:53pm by mkmetz

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mkmetz Posted 21 May 2007 , 5:43pm
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I just did my first wedding cake on Saturday and used the crystal splendor cake stands that I ordered from sugarcraft (I think they are made of acryllic or some type of plastic material). They are round plates with a hollow tube that pops into the center of each stand for a tiered effect. Well, once I got the cakes set up on the stands, they were completely unsteady! I was seriously afraid that they might tip over. Turns out, they didn't, but I'm still wondering if there are any solutions to this without spending a bunch of money on new stands. Did I just get ripped off on the stands? I'm doing another wedding in June and the couple also wants to use the cake stands! Any advice would be very helpful!! Thanks!

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indydebi Posted 21 May 2007 , 5:49pm
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Be sure the plate that is on the table is larger. This is where your steadiness comes into play. Since you can mix-n-match the plates and tubes, you can change the plate sizes according to the cake.

I use these all the time and they can be a little unsteady if the base plate isn't sufficient to hold and balance the size of the cake on the top plate.

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mkmetz Posted 21 May 2007 , 5:53pm
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Right now, I have the plate and stand the same size, so I guess it would be better to make the stand one size larger. That makes sense--I will try that. Thanks!

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