I have one special cake stand and I'm a little bit precious about it. Im really scared of breaking it (like my last). However I make cakes on a regular basis for family, friends and colleagues birthdays. I really want everyone to feel like their cakes are special and a cake stand dresses up any cake, even the ones I bake.
So in an effort to give me some more cake stands that I can take with me to picnics, friends, family and work, I have been experimenting with making cake stands out of cardboard. I've made three stands, all different sizes and techniques.
The first stand (above) is a simple stacking of cardboard circles with different radiuses. This was quite simple. I basically just had to find different circular objects to trace to form the shape. Topped with a 27cm disk of acetate film because, as you know, cardboard is not cake resistant.
The second stand in the middle was quite basic to create. Two identical stand shaped bases with slots above and below so as they slip into each other. I then reinforced the stand with another layer of cardboard scored in the middle to crease and bend into the corners of the stand. I also added to the 32cm cardboard disks and acetate with a scalloped single faced cardboard skirting.
The last stand at the end (above) was even simpler. It was basically a cropped cardboard yarn cone with a cardboard ring reinforcing the base width. I topped it with 18cm cardboard disks and acetate and using kraft tape reinforced with single faced cardboard, creating a skirting.