What is a Plateau?
A “plateau” is a cake stand. They range in height from about 3” to 7”. Silver is the most readily available, but other types such as gold, mirrored, glass and wrought iron are possible. Some plateaus are carved and ornate while others are plain and smooth. The plateau can add height and formality to your wedding cake and makes a very showy cake table. Currently, I have a number of different sized square and round plateaus available for rent. They are the carved and ornate variety. The rental fee is $25.00 if your cake is contracted with The Sweetest Day. A deposit of $100.00 is required and the plateau is your responsibility to return. plateaus must be returned by the Wednesday following the wedding.
Regardless of whether or not you rent a plateau from me, please consider using some type of elevation for your cake. If your cake table has a lot of decorations such as "puddled" linens, the bottom tier of your cake can get lost within the decorations. Something as simple as a plastic crate with a table cloth over it can work as an effective plateau. Be creative. I have even finished a tree stump and used it as a plateau for an outdoor themed wedding.
Please remember the plateau will be supporting your cake and must be structurally sound and level. Also make sure that the plateau you choose compliments your cake. Typically, round cakes look good on round plateaus, square cakes look good on square plateaus. The size of the plateau in relation to your cake is also important. I can work with you to ensure your cake fits your plateau like a glove.
If I have not talked you into a plateau yet think about this. A plateau will add a whole tier to your cake for $25.