Friday, June 4, 2010

I discover folding cake stands

Scottish Husband likes petrol as much as I like sofas. He wants to get his biking gear out of the attic and buy himself a motorcycle. "What colour and model do you think I should go for?" he asks, politely involving me in this important decision.

"Blue for the tears," I suggest, "black for the night's fears; the stars in the night don't mean nothing to you - they're a mirror. And it must have high handlebars."

But no, apparently this response is not couched in motorcycle-speak and will not do. Before the whole thing degenerates into a Name That Tune contest, I adeptly change the subject to cake stands. We seldom disagree on cake stands.

Scottish Husband, still in a machinery state of mind, mentions that we could get a folding cake stand. I have never heard of these!

Armed with my trusty Google search button, whole new worlds open before me. Aha! I had seen them before on my constant quest for the best afternoon tea in Ireland, but I hadn't realised that they fold.

I must have one! I bet Gwen Stefani has one. I guess you want one too, now that you know that they fold. Is there going to be a global run on folding cake stands?

37 comments:

  1. you should get SH a folding pop-up motorcycle...

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  2. Laughing out loud...folding cake stands! For small space decorating? A growing need for storing all the stuff we buy?

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  3. Hmmn....your hubby knew about folding cake stands...what a new age kind of guy. I say you get your cake stand and he gets his motorcycle.

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  4. Ooo, that would store so easily! I may have to so a search for that one, too!

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  5. I love your answer to the motorbike question. :)

    My favourite cake stands (can you tell I am in my thirties?) are the ones that look like they are made of mis-matched china plates. I don't think they fold easily (crash! snap!) but they are very pretty.

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  6. Such a perfect match you and Scottish Husband are! I'll bet Rod Stewart doesn't know about folding cake stands; come to that, how on earth did Scottish Husband know?

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  7. I got a folding cakestand like the one in the photo on ebay. It's brilliant because you can put all different plates on it! It was only €8 and still in its tatty sellotaped 1950's box. Bargain. A day doesn't go by that I don't use it. Honest.

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  8. Clever stuff. Too clever for me, though. I'm useless with anything remotely needing folding and unfolding. I get my fingers trapped. Every time.

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  9. I don't think cake stands should fold. They should always be laden with cake.

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  10. You need to make some folding cakes first. "Fold the whites of 3 eggs..."

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  11. When I am not using my cake stand for, well cakes, I stack fruit in it. So to me this is a folding fruit stand too :-)

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  12. Excellent space saving idea!

    I don't know about this motorcycle business. Be careful... I had a terrible motorcycle scar on my leg for years. I don't even have an exciting story. I was simply standing beside the cycle and my leg touched the hot pipe...

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  13. o rod.... hes so full of emotion.
    and that SHIRT... too cool for school
    ~laura

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  14. My, that's very clever. I have to confess, I have a soft spot for your little individual glass-domed ones that demand nothing but first-class storage space.

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  15. Oh yes, I do want a folding one. I have a non folding version and never know where to put in when not in use. The spiders love it!

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  16. there's nothing wrong with a husband wanting a folding cake stand. No really. Anyway, I'm sure Rod Stewart's house is packed to the roof with them. He just doesn't want to talk about it.

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  17. I don't think I would want to talk about it either re: motor cycles. But I could imagine Scottish Husband on a Harley, with edgy Mise riding pillon. Oh and you should buy that cake stand. It won't take up any space at all, so it is a winner.

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  18. Where can I get one of these little beauties! A folding cake stand!!! I must have one.

    I must say, my eyes glaze over when husband starts on about his motorbike.

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  19. Global run for sure...so what song was that anyway?

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  20. Hi Mise,
    Well, I guess that Scottish husband knows about the wonderful invention of a collapsing cake stand as it will be an invaluable asset on your jaunts out on the new motorcycle.He is obviously so in touch with his feminine side. I can just see the pair of you at the side of the road with the kettle boiling on the primus and the cake stand piled high with fairy cakes and scones !! Perhaps you should hold off on your giveaway of the Renoir as it would match up perfectly with the cake stand !!
    Thanks for your brilliant comment on my latest post Mise. It made my day !! XXXX

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  21. HI Mise
    Well your hubby certainly is in tune with both his feminine side and the bloggy world.. what next.. folding sofas??? or as Tom said.. folding cakes... to sit on the pretty folding cake stand..

    Hope you're having a great weekend... xxx Julie

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  22. I so want one now that you've told me they fold. wouldn't think twice now.

    very useful little set up, once afternoon tea is done, i can see them being loaded up with all sorts of little bits for 5'sies!

    yes, everyone needs one.

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  23. Your post puts me in mind of the scene in the butcher boy ,when the mammy goes mad baking just before she has to go to the 'garage' .
    How many of these folding cake stands are you planning on getting ???
    yours in awe and concern
    miss p

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  24. ps, rather co-incidently , joe said i looked like rod steward this week .

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  25. If its good enough for Gwen its good enough for me! But can you imagine it folding up on you when it was full of cakes?

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  26. Doesn't folding it squash the cakes??? (I need one anyway....)

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  27. Hmm...but they look so pretty why would you want to fold it away? I guess they don't HAVE to be folded away. Just knowing they CAN be is enough... sigh...

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  28. My, what fascinating conversations you have with your man!

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  29. If Gwen Stefani has one, then by gosh I need one too! XO!

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  30. Thanks you so much for your comment on my Wabi & Sabi blog. At the moment I have a short blog break, a few weeks to. Please don't forget me ;)

    Agneta, the swedish one ;)

    Ps. Your blog is really nice, I will come back to you! Ds

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  31. Folding cake stands? I don't need them, but I WANT them.

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  32. I love the concept, I would actually buy one!

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  33. He knows about cake stands - you will need to know about kick stands. They fold too; so much in common.

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  34. that's pretty neat. i like to display my jewelry on cake plates. maybe i'll check out!

    thanks for sharing!

    xoxo
    Suzy

    http://RossmoreLA.com

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  35. Now my chap has NO excuse for saying we can't fit a cake stand into our tiny flat... mwhahaha!

    (it's Serena by the way. In my new guise as a mouse).

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  36. Oh god no, another bauble to tempt me.

    The motorbike question though - the hairs actually stood up on the back of my neck. When will you grant us your first anthology Mise?

    x x x

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