Enough about the stand, look at this cake! We love the way it came out. Lots of dripping sparkles, glitter and lights! We did use a few more rhinestone on the cake for the borders here and there because you can't get to much sparkle! We attach ours with acrylic/diamond topped pins.
Lastly, I did want to share how we did the "spotlights". Very simply, we used those lights that twist to turn on and made a large hunk of modeling chocolate that would house them. We then cut off a piece on the bottom so they would angle in the right direction. Lastly we made a square frame to make them look more finished. We did not twist on and insert the lights until the last minute as they are hard to get out once they are inserted. Make sure to leave enough wiggle room to get them in but not enough that they are loose.
The "best" part of this cake? We found out later that they never cut it!!!! We did have some kitchen cakes for the back of house, so there was cake served along with every other dessert know to man. The family had the cake moved to the hotel's restaurant for Sunday brunch with their family. They ate a little of it and gave the rest away to the hotel staff (that love us now!).