Sandy Swart does a beautiful job showing us a quick, easy and affordable way to make your bling bases!
Silver and Gold plateaus are beautiful and work great for that finishing touch for wedding cake presentations.
Many of us do not have the funds or the storage space to purchase and store beautiful metal bases for our brides.
Here is one way to make a bling base to show off a wedding cake. These are just general guidelines since you can make your base any size you want to.
* Clear corsage pins (because they are fairly inconspicuous when pinning bling ribbon
3. Measure circumference of dummy and cut bling ribbon that length plus 1". Measure the height of the dummy and cut the bling to that width. My dummy was 4" deep so I cut my bling so that it was 4" wide. Place the bling ribbon around the dummy and over lap the ribbon in the back and secure with at least 3 crystal headed corsage pins in the back for a 4" ribbon. Since it is a foam dummy it is easy to pin the ribbon in place. It is secure and not that noticeable.
4a. After it was covered with the bling ribbon, I couldn't tell any noticeable difference between the foil and the aluminum foil behind the ribbon on the sides.
4b. Finished bling base with cake. You can also bling the cake board. Here 1/2" wide strip of bling ribbons was wrapped around the edge of the cake board.
NOTE: An alternative to a round cake dummy might be a stack of cake pad circles.
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Silver Bling Ribbon
Other colors available:
Apple Green Bling Ribbon
Gold Bling Ribbon
Pink Bling Ribbon
Purple Bling Ribbon
Red Bling Ribbon
Silver/Black Bling Ribbon
Turquoise Bling Ribbon