About Your Custom Cake Stands
Afternoon tea will never be the same again. Serve up finger sandwiches, scones and petit fours on stunning custom cake stands designed by you. When you make your own cake stand, you have the ability to create designs for all 3 tiers. Each plate has a slightly different size, ranging from small to large, and are a durable 3mm thick. Made from strong and hygienic plastic, your designs will look crisp, clear and utterly flawless. Colours are vibrant and punchy and fine lines and details depicted perfectly. The silver fittings are strong and secure and will give your cake stands UK made an elegant and timeless finishing touch.
The cake stands are very easy to assemble and come with instructions.
At a glance
3 tiered stand
Different plate sizes
Easy to assemble
Vibrant long-lasting print
Cake Stand Sizes
Top plate: 21.5 cm
Middle plate: 27 cm
Bottom plate: 31.5 cm
Approximate height when assembled: 35 cm
Handmade in UK
How Your Custom Cake Stands Are Printed And Made
Your cake stands, UK made, are created in the Contrado studio in London. You can make a cake stand by uploading your designs onto our online design interface. Each plate can feature a different design, so have fun uploading your artwork and create a stunning visual piece. Once they have been quality checked, your designs are printed using our specialist techniques onto the plates. We print deep into the material, ensuring a vibrant and long-lasting finish. The colour and detail reproduction is flawless and even fine lines are crystal clear and defined. A centre hole is punctured into each plate, so you can easily assemble your custom cake stands at home.
Your custom cake stands require very little care and attention to continue to look beautiful. Simply wipe clean with soapy water, or you can disassemble the cake stand and clean each plate thoroughly.
When creating your design, it is important to consider the holes that are made in the centre of the plates to accommodate the silver stem. This is the piece that holds the stand together. When you upload your design, you will notice a white hole in the centre of the plate in the interface. This is to indicate where the hole will be in real life. Factor this into your design, so no important elements are lost in the hole.
How does this product enhance my...
Quintessentially British, afternoon tea is a tradition that is still loved and practised. If you are a tea lover, cake maker or just someone who enjoys entertaining, make your own cake stand and give your guests the tea of their dreams. Generic cake stands can either be quite plain, or somewhat old fashioned. Mix things up by creating a contemporary and cutting edge design, that will make your bakes even more beautiful.
If you are a hotelier or perhaps a restaurateur, who is looking to expand your offering to your guests, then traditional afternoon tea is the perfect way to go. Tea does not have to be an old fashioned affair. Add some flair by creating designs featuring your branding or perhaps something utterly unusual and eye-catching. Depending on the decor of your establishment, you can create cutting-edge designs or something even a little quirky and fun.
Expanding your portfolio to include products for homeware is the perfect way for designers to appeal to new clientele. Upload your designs onto the 3 plate tiers of this fun and stylish cake stand and view your artwork in a whole new light. Your customers will love being able to incorporate your work into their everyday life (who doesn't want afternoon tea every day?). The print quality will help make your artwork pop!
Frequently asked questions:
Can I create a different design for each plate?
The best thing about cake stands UK made is that you have the ability to design the whole product. This stand features 3 tiers and you can create a different design for every plate if you wish.
How big is the cake stand?
The cake stand is made from 3 tiers plus the fixtures. The plates measure: top 21.5cm, middle 27cm, and bottom 31.5cm. Each plate measures 3mm thick and the total height is approximately 35cm.
What is the cake stand made from?
Your custom cake stands feature 3 plates which are made from strong, durable and glossy plastic. The fixtures and fittings are a silver coloured metal and hold the plates together securely.
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What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important, choose RGB, this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are the bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric and sewn into finished products, which gives a better, finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.