I get a great deal of pleasure tormenting her because she is my baby sister, and I told her nothing of my plans for the cake stand. She pretty much gives me carte blanche to create unique stands for her, and I love the creative freedom it gives me. True to form, I tortured her and didn't reveal the stand until I unboxed it at the Car Barn where she and I set up the cake. There were lots of OOHs and AAHs when I put it on the table, but everyone really flipped when I turned on the stands lights!
On a side note, she asked me to come help her load the cake up and when I saw it, I was truly amazed at the end result. It was AWESOME! It had to weigh 50 pounds and had so much detail on it. Two things that stood out to me were the giant gummie bears that were under the top tier, and Mater bursting out of the bottom tier. Each gummie bear was 6 servings at 120 calories a serving, and Mater talked! Jenniffer had somehow mounted his voice box in the cake board and installed a button along the front edge that made him talk. It was really cool, but we had to add the little blocks under the corners of the bottom cake board so Maters speaker could be heard better. Pretty much everything on the cake was edible, it was just amazing.
The edge of the cake stand featured small glass candies that I recessed and lit up from the back with battery powered LED lights, and I also put in tiny blinking multicolored rice lights that were also battery powered. You can also see the little black button in the edge of the cake board that operated Maters voice box.
|Birthday Candy Cake and cake stand|
|Candy Cake Stand Lights|
|Candy Cake Stand Leg and Foot Detail|
|Candy Cake Stand Alone|