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Inexpensive Cake Stand Help

I'm looking to buy 12 cake stands for my wedding in March. Essentially my friend is making my wedding cakes, and we're making small two-tiered cakes for each table as a centerpiece. The least expensive cake stand I've been able to find is at target for $7.99, but shipping and handling is $8.99. So essentially it's a $17 cake stand. Does anyone know where I can find less expensive stands? I went to Ikea today in Emeryville, but the stand there was too big. Please let me know if you have any ideas of where I can find cake stands for $10 and under. I live in Napa, but I can easily make it to San Francisco. Thanks so much!

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  1. They don't discount shipping for ordering more than one! I checked it on Amazon. However the Target site shows the cake stand and cover and has a block to check to find local availability in their stores. They do say that prices may vary!! But if you just go pick them up at the stores, no shipping. They list a couple of Napa stores. It might be worth checking out.

    1. Have you checked with bakery/ cake baking supply type places? IN NY, NY Cake, online Sweet Celebrations or similar? I dont know what your concept is, but they might have items that would serve. You might even be able to make something and save a few bucks.

      1. I got mine at a 99cents store type place. Do you have any of those near where you live? Also at baking supply stores they often have disposable cake stands that look decent.

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          Anyone that does cakes should have access to such basic supplies as cake circles/doilies. Tuffboard (brand name) http://www.tuffboardcakeboards.com/ is probably one of the better places but has a modest cost involved. It is just craft work to turn those things into gorgeous stands.

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          1. How about just using pretty plates and having them sit on top of a stand (something like a couple of pretty napkin rings or Wilton tier plates) and then draping tuile/ivy/flowers along the plate and down? If you use a tall cake stand, with a two tiered cake on top, your guests might not be able to see each other across the table. You want the centerpieces to be lower than eye level. You could also try EBay.