Cake Size Shape And Type
Round, square, and heart-shaped cakes each produce different numbers of portions. A square cake will yield more portions than a round or heart-shaped cake. Unusual shapesoctagonal or hexagonal cakes, for exampleyield a similar number of portions as their square counterparts.
While sponge cakes are most popular and pretty standard for events, the type of cake will also determine the number of portions you can cut from it. For example, traditional fruit cake is firm and can be precisely cut into very small pieces. On the other hand, an ice cream cake often begins to melt before its completely served, so you’ll likely want to have more on hand.
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White : Cake Stands & Tiered Servers
Do you wish to showcase your sugary creations in the best possible way? The cake stand & tiered servers at Target can help you do exactly that. If your Victorian-inspired cakes needs a vintage-looking wooden stand, then look no further. Display your cute cupcakes on a glass cake stand for a simple and elegant look that will leave your friends impressed. Grab your freshly made macaroons as well as beautifully iced cookies and place them on classic white cake stand & tiered servers for a timeless look. Looking to showcase more than one cake? Invest in a 3-tier server to flaunt your gorgeous dessert. If you wish to display your cake in a bakery while keeping it protected from dust, choose a cake stand with a glass dome. Wondering which cake stands & tiered servers will look great for a wedding party? Go for stands that have a clean look with gold borders for that aesthetic touch.
What Size Cake Stand To Buy
Updated 4 Nov 2008 , 11:26pmby cylstrial
Hi there.. I’m getting ready to buy a round, silver cake stand. I was wondering what size you all would recommend. I’m not sure how many inches of silver space on the cake stand is appropriate. For example, if I put an 8 inch cake on a 12 inch cake stand.. would that look dumb? At the same time, I’m also wondering what would be too small. I normally make cakes up to a 12 inch. What size would you recommend based on your own personal preference?Thank you so much!!
I guess I should have said, “What size cake plateau should I buy?” Any takers??
Considering that you make cakes up to 12 inches. I would recommend you to purchase a 14 inches plateau. This will work for the 10 and 12 inches cakes. I’m not so sure if it would work for 8″ cake because the plateau will overpower the cake. Laura
Thank you !! I really appreciate the advice! That’s exactly what I needed to know!!
Agree on the 14″. If you do smaller cakes, you can put the smaller cake on a larger cardboard, then set that on the 14″ plateau. This gives you a stair-step type of design and softens the width difference. Here’s a not-great example, but it gives you an idea: I got this idea from other CC cakes!
Thanks Indydebit! That is a GREAT idea!! I never would have thought of that. So I think it’s official..I’m getting the 14inch!
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Where Do I Find A Cake Stand
The two most common ways to get a cake stand is either to rent or buy one. If available, you can rent a cake stand from your baker or an event rental company.
However, this can be expensive for a one-time use and your options are limited. Buying a cake stand provides you with many more options so that you can get the exact look you want. As an added bonus, your cake stand will be a cherished memento that can be used for years to come.
Extra Tip Most bakers do not provide a cake stand so you will have to find your own. Sarahs Stands is the best resource for buying a cake stand as we offer a wide variety of colors and sizes designed for wedding cakes.
Why Do I Need A Cake Stand
A wedding cake stand is the secret weapon that will make all of your guests ooh-and-aah over your cake.
It is the perfect finishing touch as it will add height and drama to the cake presentation. It can be the splash of color that brings your cake design together or it can make a simple design sublime. I often say that a cake stand is like a perfect pair of high heels for a glamorous dress.
Added Bonus: Your cake stand will make all the future celebrations in your new, happily married life that much sweeter.
Did you knowA cake stand makes smaller cakes look bigger. If youre on a budget, this is a simple way to add some oomph to your cake presentation.
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Portions For Tiered Cakes
Using those cutting methods, you can estimate how many pieces of cake your tiered creation will produce. The chart can help you determine what size to make your cake based on the number and size of your tiers. When planning a tiered cake design, make sure your smallest base size is a minimum of 10 inches. Otherwise, the cake will not be stable or proportionate.
|Approximate Portions for Tiered Cake|
Gold Tone & White Aluminum Round Cake Stand
Elegantly display your desserts
Display your finest culinary creations with this gold tone aluminum serving stand. Whether used in your home, in a bakery, or in a special event, this serving stand is a great way to display cupcakes, cakes, and other desserts and baked goods. Its gold tone finish complements a wide range of decors, and its small size is ideal for placement on table and counter top surfaces. Elegant enough for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, events, yet casually stylish for everyday use.
- Approximate Dimensions :
- Overall – 4.5 H x 8.0 Diameter
- Base – 4.0 Diameter
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What Size Cake Stand Do I Need
You will want to choose a cake stand that is the same size or bigger than the bottom tier of your cake. Most tiered cakes are created on a cake board and, ideally, your cake board and cake stand will be the same size.
If you have chosen a simple cake design with minimal decorations, a cake stand that is the same size as the bottom tier of your cake will create a seamless transition from the cake to the cake stand. If your cake design has embellishments, such as flowers, you will want to use a cake stand that is bigger than the bottom tier of your cake to provide a small ledge for the embellishments.
I recommend never using a cake stand that is smaller than your cake board in order to ensure that your cake is as stable as possible. If you have any questions about the size of your cake or cake board, it is best to ask your baker.
Extra Tip When choosing a cake stand, make sure the top plate is completely flat so that it supports your cake properly. Any dips in the top plate can cause your cake to sag and ruin the design. All of Sarahs Stands cake stands feature a flat top plate for this reason.
What Is A Cake Board
A cake board is a cardboard disc that your cake is built on and it is used to help transport your cake to the venue. There are a variety of cake board sizes available and the design of your cake determines the size of the cake board.
I recommend using a cake stand that is the same size as your cake board. If you do not know the size of your cake board, consult with your baker.
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A Cake Stand For All Occasions
If youre looking for a cake stand to elevate heavier, ornate cakes, then explore our collection of 6 – 12 wide round glazed milk glass cake stands, which are available in a multitude of colours and finishes. Revolving turntable cake stands are a beautiful method of displaying flawless wedding and birthday cakes, so you can ensure guests are able to admire every detail. Using our perspex stands you can present an array of delicious decorated goods over 4, 5, 6 or even 7 tiers, or if youre just creating little batches of adorable cake pops for sharing with the kids and friends, then perspex cake pop stands are just for you.
How Much Weight Can A Cake Stand Hold
This will depend on the manufacturer and quality of the cake stand you choose. After youve spent all that time designing your wedding cake, you want to make sure your cake stand will support the weight of such a large cake.
You can test out your cake stand by stacking books or dumb bells on it that equal the same weight as your cake. Or, you can get a Sarahs Stands cake stand that is specifically designed to hold the weight of tiered cakes. We even have a snazzy weight chart here on the right of the maximum weight we recommend for each size cake stand.
As you can see, our cake stands can easily support the weight of tiered cakes. In fact, the maximum weight capacity is well over the weight of an average size cake.
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A Guide To Cake Stands
Whether it’s a wedding, birthday, or simply a spot of afternoon tea, there is a whole plethora of cake stands to hold your sweet delicacies. If you are looking for a special platform to make a cake the centrepiece of your event, this guide will help you figure out which type of cake stand you need.
To find the right stand for your cake, you will need to know what options are available to you. When it comes to types, the choice of cake stands is large.
How Do I Pick A Color For My Cake Stand
Choosing your cake stand color is an opportunity to incorporate your wedding colors, accentuate a specific feature of your cake, or add color to a simple cake design.
Making a bold choice like pink or mint can make your whole cake presentation stand out. Or, you can choose a subtle color like black or silver that will add height and drama to your presentation. When in doubt, a white cake stand is a classic choice that is always in style with any design.
Choosing a color will depend on your style and the type of display you would like to have for your cake. Thinking about your cake stand as a part of the overall cake design can lead to stunning results. If you are having trouble picking a color for your cake stand, contact us and we will do our best to assist you.
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Angoily 1pcs Bamboo Cake Stand 8 Inch Round Dessert Stand Cupcake Display Holder For Wedding Event Birthday Party Celebrations
- It comes with the delicate appearance, which is elegant and beautiful.
- The stand can be used for the wedding, birthday party, family gathering, etc.
- The stand is made of high class material, which can withstand the lasting use.
- Wonderful workmanship ensures the long service life and delicate details.
- Flat bottom design, stable to store and display the cake.