I would love to display my cakes on a pedestal cake stand. I have searched the internet but most stands are under 14" in size. And custom made stands are out of my price range. Any suggestions?
I have put a covered wood cakeboard on a smaller cakestand. As long as the cake stand is flat it works very well. I secured it with a smear of hot glue which came right off when I was done with it. I did this for my mother's birthday cake.
I have been having this issue as well. I do mostly cake bites and have been having trouble finding a display tray that was perfectly flat.
I am in the middle of an experiment...I bought a wooden table top (20") and its glass protective cover for $9 each online from Bed Bath and Beyond.
It is my plan to go to the salvation army and find things I can attach as legs...for the glass I am looking for either a cake stand but since I am a little worried about stability maybe... 4 identical glass candle holders which I will attach with the appropriate glue. For the wooden one I am looking for 4 very short table legs or fence post toppers that I will attach.
p.s. I think you can have the glass cut pretty inexpensively if you need a different size or shape
Look at plant stands to go under your glass. You can put those little rubber stick-on things under the glass, so it's not metal against glass.
I hope you post some pics...I love your experiment!
Thank you for all of your good ideas.
AHi, I am revisiting this post. Over the past years I have been using a patio turn table glass as a plate for my large cakes. I would like to make a vintage type cake stand with a old lamp base I found, my problem is finding the flat cake plate at least 15" and preferable in white with maybe a gold painted edge. Any ideas where to find one?
Re: Cake plate - white glass with gold edge. Have you tried searching for white dessert platters - instead of cake - try changing up the words in your search. White and gold glass platter, white and gold cookie tray, white and gold glass serving tray - things like that because you never know what's in peoples minds when they post ads for items for sale.
I posted a thread recently because I was looking into making sturdy, affordable wood cake stands asking what people liked and what they are willing to pay for a GOOD product. I got a few replies and have been looking for someone with a lathe to help me turn the spindles. I will let everyone know if I find a way to do it the way I have planned.
Believe it or not I was thinking about this thread on my way back from delivering a wedding cake - you were looking for something flat. What about going to junk shops or antique places for old picture frames, fitting them with glass or a piece of wood then putting that on rustic looking legs or spindles, depending on how fancy or plain the frame is. How's that for flat?
AJust had this made by local guy & Love it! He did awesome job so ill be asking for more of them.
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keep trying! I want to see.. I'm really more excited by my cake leveler. I love wood working but I am back in physical therapy for my wrists. With the leveler I just need brain power! I just hope this dude I shared my plans with doesn't try to steal them and make BILLIONS of $$...just kidding. I know I am protected by copyright laws from the moment I mention my plan in public for 1 year. If I do not apply for CR by then anyone can use my plan.
AHere's the end result. The stand is from a lamp stand. I placed a flat plate in the "bowl" since I could not find a plate large enough for the cake. I am quite pleased with how it all turned out.
A[IMG ALT="MM fondant covered white sour cream cake with buttercream filling. The flowers are all sugar flowers. The top layer has a piece of leftover lace from my daughter's veil. The cake stand is unique in that the bottom of it is from a lamp."]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3111950/width/350/height/700[/IMG]
making cake stands is a personal favorite endeavor of mine--wonderful work there--
and then the cake--what can i say--
wow--i ♥ it
That's SO beautiful. Congratulations on both. Brilliant.