Cake stands are pretty. They are elegant. They just make food look better, right? And they don’t have to just be for cake! They make appetizers look more appetizing and desserts look dainty. There is just something about elevating food that literally elevates it. That being said, cake stands are kinda spendy. Well, at least the pretty ones are. And if you want to have say, three or four cake stands for food and put them out on a table in a nice display, well that can be even spendier. So why not make your own?
You can make it any color you want. Any height. You can stack and stagger to make them multi tiered. Really the possibilities are endless! Get creative folks. You’ll need a base, a plate, some sturdy glue, a ruler or measuring tape and a marker and some heavy books. And possibly some spray paint and embellishments like ribbon and such.
Check out places like dollar stores and thrift stores (value village, goodwill) for plates and bases. I picked up two plain white plates that I liked because they had frilly edges for $1 each. For bases I picked a small vase and an embellished planter pot ($2 apiece) . You could also use different glasses, bowls, candle sticks.
Assembly is easy. Use a ruler to mark the middle of your plate. Clean the plate and your base to prepare for gluing. I used a little bit of rubbing alcohol but check the directions for the glue you chose. Apply the glue to rim of your cup, vase or planter and put the cup down on the plate. Top with a few heavy books and leave to dry. Go do something else. Do not be impatient like I was and knock the plate off the stand and have to start over because you can’t stop checking to see if it’s dry yet. I was going for a pink and white theme so I didn’t repaint, but a few light coats of spray paint and you could make these any color you wanted! Gorgeous! I added a pink ribbon and bow using scrapbooking glue dots. And then of course I had to make a big tall cake to put on top of it!
Like I said the possibilities are literally only limited by your imagination! Today I realized there are tons of these on pinterest too! If we weren’t getting ready to move (again! I know, what’s wrong with me?!) I’d be busy making oodles of these!