(Closed) What did you all do for cake stands?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We are doing cupcakes so we only have a 6in cake to cut into. I bought a fabulous porcelein cake stand @ the Christmas Tree Shops for $5.  If you like DIY projects, check out diybride.com (or google it – I think thats the correct website). 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Our bakery actually included it into the price (it was the lovely, round silver one that’s so popular) – I guess we got lucky!

Others I looked at also rented the stands out for an extra (very reasonable) fee. Have you checked to see if your bakery offers a cake stand, either provided or rented?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We are doing a vintage silver stand and ours is actually included in our baker’s package and it’s also provided by our florist at no additional charge. Check with your florist, I had no idea that they would provide that but it goes along with the decor so they’re providing it for us. Are they expensive through your baker?

Post # 6
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Busy bee

We ended up having to make ours since we needed an unusual size apparently.  Our baker was impressed with how they turned out. 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I’m helping my friend with her wedding and she’s gonna make a cake stand with an upside-down planter and a large, wooden circle as a base. It’s inspired by this cakestand. Here’s the base with a large platter on top (to give you an idea, though she’s not using that platter):

 

She’ll use epoxy glue to glue both pieces together. We’re also making 2 smaller cakestands with a thrift-store plate and a candleholder, as per this tutorial on design*sponge. I’ve made a few of these myself and *love* them and use them all the time! πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I bought a cake stand @ Home goods!  Only like $15 =)

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Our bakery provides them.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Since we have a rustic love birds theme I am doing the DIY cake stand featured on oncewed. Its a really cute stand that is on a tree stop with a wood platter glued on top! πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m planning on scouring sales, Ebay, Craigslist, etc for them. I’ll need quite a few! I have one gorgeous cake stand right now from Pottery Barn, but a) it was a total of $80 for cover and bottom, way too expensive for something that might get broken and b) it only comfortably fits a 10″ cake, our bottom layer of our biggest cake will be 12″.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

BORROW!!!! That’s what I’m doing. Cost = $0

Surely your grandmother, aunt, Future Mother-In-Law has one?

And if the table is decorated, 99% of your guests aren’t going to remember what it looked like anyway, so I wouldn’t worry about that.

Mine is a plain white milk glass stand, borrowing from Future Mother-In-Law. And, gasp, it has engraved Christmas holly leaves on it! By the time the cake’s on it, no one will ever see it πŸ™‚

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our bakery provides it for a damage deposit of like $20 that we get back after she gets her stand back in good condition.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

FYI My cake baker would not let us use any type of raised cake stand. It had to be one of the flat ones bc she says there is too much chance of the cake toppling with the slightest bump of the table.

We ended up renting one and it was fine. It was a nice silver one for about $35. 

 

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