Loking For Less Expensive Cake Stands Or Displaying Cakes

Lounge By Naty Updated 13 May 2019 , 1:04pm by Naty

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Naty Posted 12 May 2019 , 11:04am
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Hello. Anyone know where i can get reasonably priced cake stands that are not an arm-and-a-leg and are sturdy? I need 3  for tall 8, 10, and 12 inch cakes. Everywhere i have looked for 3 are over $80!!!!

Im ok with paying up to $40. I saw some from Wilton that had different heights for about $37 but had mixed reviews as far as the plastic plates cracking because of the weight of the cakes. Which mine will be heavy.

I dont have a business to sell so my cakes and my cakes are for family that i dont charge. I dont see myself spending $80+ for stands that i will only use once. Its for a baby shower for 80 guests.

I thought of making one? But im not crafty.

3 large cakes are my only option unless if i do 1/2 cupcakes and smaller cakes but still then i would need a cupcake stand?

Im trying to cut costs as im paying for it all, ingredients, time, etc.

Any other options for cakes, or cupcake and cake combinations i can do that will not be too costly as far as presentation? I just dont want to lay the cakes and/or cupcakes on a table.

Thanks for any guidance.

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kakeladi Posted 12 May 2019 , 1:45pm
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You say you’re not crafty but can you glue some things together?   Plates and glasses or candle holders from the $ store make great cake stands    Use a good quality glue   

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-K8memphis Posted 12 May 2019 , 7:45pm
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place the 12” cake on the table and elevate the other two — to put the 12” cake on a stand is just gonna cost big bucks — you’ll need at least 14” probably a 16” plate/plateau for best results — you can text them too —

but an 8x10x12 will feed way more than 80 guests — and you’re doing tall tiers? how tall?

if you did a regular seven inch cake and an 8” tall, ten inch cake — that’s plenty of cake for 90 servings

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-K8memphis Posted 12 May 2019 , 7:51pm
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wait — not text them — you can rent plateaus and stands — try your local rental place — 


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-K8memphis Posted 12 May 2019 , 7:55pm
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also you can lay a pretty tablecloth or some pretty cloth, lace whatever over three stacks of books or over upturned pots or cake pans — the cloth of course covers it up and you can scrunch the cloth around and just fold under any raw edges — set the cakes on top — can be very very pretty —

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kakeladi Posted 13 May 2019 , 1:29am
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As K8 points out how tall?   If you make them 6” tall you can put each 3” layer on a cake board, stacking 2 then for serving you double the # of servings getting 20 to 30 servings out of a 6”x6” cake:)   2of those

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kakeladi Posted 13 May 2019 , 1:33am
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Sorry hit send before I finished   2 6”x6” rounds then  2 dozen  cupcakes should give you the 80 servings you want  or maybe make an 8”x4” round instead of the cupcakes 

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Naty Posted 13 May 2019 , 1:04pm
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Wow....you ladies are great! Thank you so much for the replies!!!!

Maybe im not doing my serving calculations right

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