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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Three or More Tuesday – Footed Cake Stands


Three or More Tuesday is sponsored by Tam at The Gypsy's Corner. Please visit her for more participating posts.

My first footed cake plate was one I had really wanted for a long time. I finally got it after hosting parties, booking parties, and making sales. It is the covered Princess House cake plate, ("Princess Heritage Deluxe Cake Plate"), available only as a hostess prize for three qualified bookings.
It is 12 ½’ in diameter, accomodating cakes up to 5" high. Nevertheless, the dome was not wide enough to cover this fruit filled and decorated cake for Mother’s Day 2008. So I had to use the plastic dome that came from the Shaw’s supermarket bakery.
My second footed cake plate was bought for me by my youngest sister. We found it at either Marshall’s or TJ Maxx.
It is off-white ceramic with a green sponge border around the top and fruit in the middle.


It was used for a second supermarket cake for Mother’s Day 2008;
I just found the third cake plate at my consignment store in March for $4.68. It is one of the Martha Stewart reproduction of 1940’s glass cake stands. According to marthastewart.com:
"These substantial pedestals were inspired by vintage cake stands in Martha’s collection. We commissioned exclusive reproductions in 4 sizes using glass molds dating from the 1940s. Use one alone to serve a cake dramatically, or stack one on top of another as Martha likes to do for an impressive table display in the Victorian tradition. Elegant and durable, the clear stands are 6" high with a .25" lip and a sturdy cupped base. Dishwasher-safe."
The stand is impressed with "Martha by Mail" on the underside of the footed base. Mine plate is 6" high x 10" diameter.

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10 comments:

skoots1mom said...

you're stands are so nice...you can use them in so many ways
love your cakes, too!

Mary said...

Your footed cake stands are wonderful!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh, I love footed cake stands. They really elevate a simple cake to something glorious.... (bad pun intended).
And wow --you got some amazing buy on the MS glass stand -- gorgeous!
Cass

Blondie's Journal said...

Your cake stands are beautiful!! I love the footing on the Martha Stewart reproduction. I remember when she had the mail order catalog. It was very expensive~you got a great deal!

Happy Tuesday! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Kim said...

I love your footed cake stands. Brings to my attention that I have a collection of cake stands as well. See how we don't see what is right in front of us. It takes blogging to remind us. Thanks! I will have to share mine at some time.

salmagundi said...

Enjoyed seeing your cakeplates - they are all so different. I've inherited a couple of old ones and sure enjoy using them. Sally

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Wonderful footed cake stands for today's 'Three Or More'. They are all great but the first one is marvelous.
Have a wonderful evening,
Tam

Kathleen said...

I love footed cake stands too..The first one you showed is fabulous, and you will never forget how hard yo worked for it!

Storm said...

What a great price for a footed cake stand. I wish I could find deals like that.

meghan said...

would you be willing to sell the Martha by Mail glass cake stand 10"? I am looking for one to complete my collection.