Friday, October 28, 2011

Floating Cake Stand

Anita from Creative Cake Confections recently had me make this stand for her.  The cake she made needed to be supported somehow, and she didn't want to use dowels or straws.  I explained to her how my stand worked, and although I sensed she was still nervous, she decided to put her trust in me.

This wasn't the first stand of this type I had made.  My ever faithful sister Jenniffer at Cup A Dee Cakes served as my guinea pig a couple of times with these cakes using the same basic design.

Anita's stand (below) was made so she could adjust the height of the blue separator boxes on the support rod so they just rested on the cake below, but carried all the weight of the cake above.  I also made her the white cake boards for the cakes to sit on.  The clamps I used on the pole were adjusted by using a screwdriver to loosen them and slide them up or down to the desired height and once secured would not budge.  I think it's a great alternative to the straw and dowel method of support.

Anita sent me this nice message after the event.

"Cake turned out great and the stand worked beautifully just like you said. I'll email you a picture shortly. Feel free to use it on your site if you'd like. I'd like to post a link to your Etsy page on my blog if you are ok with that. I know there are many decorators interested in that style of stand. Thanks again for your help!"


Thanks Anita for trusting me!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Large Cupcake Stands for Roxie and 1199 Guest!

Roxie contacted me about making a cupcake stand for her.  She was doing an event that required her to have desert for 1200 guest!  She sent me a wonderful drawing of what she wanted and we came up with this.
Shop Shot
The large stand was made with 28,24,20,16,and 12" tiers with 8" spacers, and the two smaller cupcake stands on either side were made with 20,16, and 12" tiers with 6" and 4" spacers.  They made quite an impressive display.

Here is a shot from Roxie's display, and her comments below.

"Hey Mike,

Here is the finished display! Towers looked great and received tons of compliments! Thanks again for all of your help!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Beer Bottle Cap Cake by Cup a Dee Cakes

Most of you know my sister bakes some awesome cakes but every once in a while she pops in with something different (at least it is to me).  I was seeing what she was up to and ran across this one  It's so cool!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Website is finally up!

I just finished and published my new website!  You can view it here .  Please give me all the feedback you can, good bad or ugly.  It's my first time.  Thanks all.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

New design! Balloon shaped cupcake stand.

How's this for something fun and different!

I started working with a couple a few months ago who are planning on having an "UP" themed wedding. They wanted to see if I could make something to fit the theme and to incorporate a replica of the house from the movie at the base of the stand. This is what I came up with.

I designed it to hold a maximum of 150 cupcakes and made 2 removable risers on the top tier. The risers were made to give the top a more rounded look, and also give you the ability to add a cake topper. Despite it's top heavy appearance, it is just as stable as any of my other stands because of the large 16" square base and the larger center support rod. It can be easily taken apart to transport or store. Fully assembled it stands almost 33 inches tall and I can adjust the size of the bottom spacer for adding a basket or other decoration. The paint color can be changed. 

This stand has so many possibilities for you to be creative!  See it at my Etsy shop.

Cake boards or cake drums made to order!

For those of you that need them I am making cake boards and cake drums!  I've been making these for my sister at for a while and she has been very happy with them.  The cardboard ones are fine for certain things, but sometimes you need a little extra support.

These are basic, no frills cake boards. You will need to cover them with foil or paint them.   They are made from 1/4 and 1/2 inch thick mdf that is smooth on both sides and are very stiff.  I edge sand them and I can also drill a hole in the center (No charge) for a dowel if you let me know the size you need. Custom shapes and sizes are available, just let me know what you need.   Go to my Etsy store to see my prices.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

First Birthday Pink Cupcake Stand

I just wanted to share another customer comment and her pictures of a custom cupcake stand from my Etsy shop.

Alexis wanted me to make a smaller stand for her daughters first birthday with the glitter paint modeled after this one.  I made that stand for my sister Jenniffer, who owns and operates Cup a Dee Cakes, for her booth at the last bridal show here in Chattanooga.

Thanks Alexis!

"Hi Mike! I just wanted to share some photos of the cupcake stand at work at my Daughter's 1st Bday party. It really made the event (along with the! Thanks again!