- Mrs. Stiletto
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club
I swear I think that half of my blog posts have been about this darncandy buffet we’re doing as our favor! It started out long ago assomething simple and fun to do, and has spiraled into a point ofcomplete obsession for me!
The other week I found this great black cake stand for a steal on Amazon – I love it and will easily use it post-wedding! Then I happened across an Amy Atlas post where every cake stand/bowl/platter was black, pulling everything together.
Fabulous, true inspiration at last! But where do I find all of these fabulous black elements without breaking the budget?
It seems almost impossible to locate different pedestal dishes and cakeplates that will add depth and interest to our display… in black, thatis. White, or any other color of the rainbow? No problem. But black forwhatever reason does not seem to be a happening color for displayingdesserts.
I came across a post on Cake Journal for a do-it-yourself tiered cupcake stand. Coming across this projectagain has saved the day (well, not this specific day – on this day I’vecut myself off from buying things for the wedding for at least 24hours). Round cake boards that are used by cake decorators are bothcheap and sturdy.
Source: Cake Journal
On Sugarcraft (where I’ve often ordered baking supplies) you can buy heavy duty masonite cake boards for next to nothing:
- 8-inch round: $2.59
- 10-inch round: $2.99
- 12-inch round: $3.19
Sugarcraft also has styrofoam cake “dummies” that you then can cover with ribbon and use to separate your tiers:
- 4-inch high x 5-inch diameter: $2.50
- 4-inch high x 6-inch diameter: $2.99
So for just $15.00 plus the cost of ribbon, glue, and paper orfabric to cover the cake boards, you have a 3-tier stand that matchesyour wedding colors/theme perfectly! I’m thinking about buying extrablack and white damask fabric, which I’m planning on having on thetables, to cover the cake boards with. Since I’m already going to orderthe fabric for the tables, it’ll be easy just to add on a couple ofyards.
I can’t wait to put these together! However, since my mom hasn’tbeen able to do a lot of projects with me (due to my obsessiveI-have-to-do-everything-now nature), I’m going to save this as aproject for when I visit in the next month or two. Besides, she’s waycraftier than me!
Now I’ll just have to decide what to load up onto the stands… I’m afraid this is turning into more of a dessert buffet than a candybuffet, but since it’s our wedding it can be whatever we dream up! ButI think I could easily pile on some bright green candies (I loooovegummy candy) onto the tiers. How gorgeous would that be?
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