Post # 1
Do we have to have a cake stand? The baker said the cake will come on a small tray, nothing grand or super interesting. I’ve been looking at all kinds of cake stands and they all look kind of gaudy to me. Do we have to have a cake stand do the cake will be seen or can we just decorate around the bottom to cover the cardboard tray from the baker?
Post # 3
I bought mine at Save-on-Crafts when they were having a 25% off sale on wedding stuff. I think it came out to about $35 and I’m planning on re-selling it after the wedding.
Post # 4
It depends on what you want the cake table to look like! If you want a nice cake stand, just rent an inexpensive one or find a cool vintage one that’s inexpensive! Good luck!
Post # 5
It’s totally a personal preference thing. I’ve seen both at weddings, and both look fine.
For me, I’m making our cakes so I want to do a whole array of fun vintage and classy cake stands. But if your cake in and of itself is grand, then you’d probably be fine without.
Post # 6
My baker said the cardboard they put ours in will be covered in fondant. maybe ask if yours could do that? Then I just plan on putting some of the centerpiece elements on the table, a few tea lights and some flower buds maybe.
Post # 7
Im not really a big fan of cake stands – I think they are kind of a waste of money! I have seen cakes not on stands before and it looks totally normal!
Post # 8
We had a small, somewhat traditional cake and a french croquembouche. I only purchased a cake stand for my cake but the croquembouche looked fine without it.
Post # 9
Thanks for all the advice ladies!
Post # 10
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
ours i think is coming on a clear acrylic tray. we had to pay a small deposit on it, that we get back when we return it. I like cake stands, but I don’t think it’s a must-have.
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Post # 12
I don’t think we will be getting a cake stand. It’s just not an extra expense we don’t want.
Post # 13
Im using a cake stand from C&B that matches our china. I want our cake to be tall and skinny (April Reed), so i wanted a small based stand that we could keep. i dont really like the look of the silver ones.
this one: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.aspx?c=385&f=32246&q=cake+stand&fromLocation=Search&DIMID=400001&SearchPage=1
Post # 14
I clicked No, but then I thought about it and realized that I probably will buy one if it’s not provided. I love shopping in Michael’s baking section and I already have a three-tier one, but that won’t work for the cake.
Post # 15
We are having cupcakes and I am DIYing the stands, but you could do the same for your cake!
Post # 16
We bought a beautiful crystal one at a flea market for $15. It’s something that we may not use often, but it’ll be nice to tuck away for special occasions.