cake stand dimensions

I'm posting this for a friend of mind. Her cake is supposed to be 14 inches in diameter, but the largest pedastel cake stand she could find was 13 inches. Is it ok to use a cake stand that is smaller than the cake? If I remember correctly, there's some sort of cardboard underneath right?
Posted on August 20, 2007 at 9:43 pm
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I wouldn't because when they go to cut it, the cake might fall over the side. Maybe she can have one custom made...What are her colors,If i come across one I'll let you know.
Posted on August 21, 2007 at 12:44 am
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yeah....I dont recommend that either...she should look into places like Sur La Table...I think they have them there....or call around to different bakers...and ask there opinion.
Posted on August 21, 2007 at 6:54 am
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Yeesh. I wouldnt take the risk.
Posted on August 21, 2007 at 8:08 am
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No. I asked the bakery we used about this and they recommended for our cake (4 tiers) that the stand be six inches in diameter larger than the base layer (to ensure it was big enough for the wood platform they put the cake on so it could be easily lifted).
Posted on August 21, 2007 at 2:27 pm
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Thanks so much for the input. I'll tell her it's not such a good idea... you definitely don't want the cake to fall over!
Posted on August 23, 2007 at 7:31 pm

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