Tuesday, May 19, 2015

How Much Weight Can Your Stands Hold?

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!


As you can see the stand fully supports his weight (162 pounds).

Thank you again Josh.

Please visit his website Imagine That Playhouses  for truly original, quality playhouses and more...