Multi Tiered Wedding Cake
Learn about the different
types of wedding cake tier stands for your wedding cake
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One of the essential elements
that makes a wedding cake look good is the wedding cake tier stand.
While there are many
different types of cake stands and many wedding cakes donít use
stands at all, most modern wedding cakes are featured on multi
tiered wedding cake stands.
These cake stands give
wedding cakes an added look of complexity and beauty that cannot be
achieved with other wedding cake stands.
So if youíve decided to use a
multi tiered wedding cake stand for your cake, how do you decide
what kind to use and where on earth can you find one for your
Read on and learn all about
multi tiered wedding cake stands Ė what they are, the different
types of stands, where to buy them and additional uses for cake
stands at your wedding.
What Is A Multi Tiered Wedding Cake
first, a wedding cake tier stand is essentially a group of plates
connected by columns or poles that the different wedding cake tiers
sit on. The plates can decrease in size from the bottom to the top
of the stand or they can all be the same size.
or poles can run through the center of the plates, in the back of
the plates or around the sides. The basic idea is to arrange the
cake layers in a visually pleasing design; either at different
height levels or each tier suspended on top of another one.
Types of Multi Tiered Wedding Cake
Multi tiered wedding cake
stands come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Wedding cake stands
vary from the type of arrangement (a cascade or stack for example,)
to the style of the cake stand, to the material the stand is made
from (like metal or acrylic.)
Victorian Garden Wedding Cake Stands
This type of wedding cake
tier stand is unique because of the way the different tiers are
With a Victorian garden wedding cake stand the separate
tiers of the wedding cake are supported by scrollwork made from
metal or acrylic material.
The swirled design of the
tier supports lends a romantic and whimsical looks to wedding
cakes. Itís best used for more ornate wedding cake designs because
a Victorian wedding cake stand would look out of place with a simple
Acrylic Wedding Cake Stands
These are the most popular
types of multi tiered wedding cake stands. Acrylic wedding cake
stands work well for all types of cakes because they arenít
decorated with any pattern and they are typically colorless, coming
in white or clear. Acrylic wedding cake stands can also be less
expensive than other types of stands because the acrylic material is
to Buy a Multi Tiered Wedding Cake Stand
cake stands are included with your wedding cake cost or are
sometimes an added rental that you can get from your baker. If you
want a special wedding cake stand or your baker does not provide
multi tiered wedding cake stands, you need to purchase a cake stand
on your own. Not to worry, there are several places where you can
get a multi tiered wedding cake stand for your cake. Read on to
find the best places to buy a cake stand.
Baking Supply Stores
Most cake or
baking supply stores stock wedding cake stands. Though cake supply
stores can be tough to find in many local areas, there are many
online cake supply companies that have a better selection of multi
tiered wedding cake stands for you to choose from. Online cake
supply stores typically have better prices also.
source for multi tiered wedding cake stands is eBay. New and used
multi tiered cake stands can be found on eBay. You will save
significant money by purchasing a used multi tiered wedding cake
stand. Plus a used cake stand was probably only used once or twice
and can be washed and sanitized just like any other dish.
or cooking supply stores like Sur La Table or Williams Sonoma may
carry wedding cake stands. However, cake stands from this type of
store will probably be more expensive than cake stands from other
more specialized sources.
Uses for Wedding Cake Tier Stands
Even if you
already have a wedding cake tier stand for your wedding cake or
youíre not using a stand for your cake, there are other ways you can
use a cake stand at your wedding. One way to use a cake stand is to
display wedding favors. Arranged upon a cake stand, wedding favors
look more elegant and uniform. Another way to use a wedding cake
stand is to place table assignments on the different tiers.