I'm asked frequently whether my stands will hold a cake on top, and if so, how much weight?
I've always been quite comfortable letting people know my stands are very strong and I have full confidence they can handle cakes quite easily on the tops. I've never done an official test, so today I did!
These are not Department of Weights and Measures approved test, but it gets my point across.
Since I don't have any cakes laying around the shop to test with, I grabbed this big chunk of steel I use from time to time for specific gluing operations. As you can see below, it's pretty heavy.
This particular cupcake stand below was the test subject. Most of my cupcake, cake pop, and push pop stands are built the same way.
As you can see, it handles 35 pounds. I can't imagine a small cake on top would weigh anything close to that much.
Still not convinced? Check out the last picture.
Below is my friend and shop neighbor Joshua Bartlett, owner, designer and builder of Imagine That Playhouses . He was kind enough to be my "crash test dummy" (no offense Josh) and accepted the challenge I presented him with. Take note that no safety equipment was used in this risky endeavor!
DO NOT ATTEMPT AT HOME!
As you can see the stand fully supports his weight (162 pounds).
Remember the stand I gave away to Samantha at The New York Cakepopery for being my 1000th sale? Here's what she had to say: "OMG this is so crazy. I'm in complete shock. Wow. Thank you is not even enough that I can say. I can't wait to share this all over my insta account once I get it. And I know you don't expect me to do that but it's what I do also. Wow!!!' Thank you thank you thank you! I'm beyond excited!!!!! -Sam" Made my day! If I didn't have to pay bills, this would be payment enough. She also passed along a couple of pictures of it in use.
You guys really need to check out herCake Pops . She does fantastic work.