As a baker and a blogger I want my desserts to be presented beautifully. As a self confessed hoarder of all sorts of tableware I’m running out of storage room and don’t want to pay some of the exorbitant prices asked for some of the things I like. Especially cake stands. I mean come on $70.00 for a cake stand!
I’m also still trying to figure out how to utilize my old wedding cake pillars and plates but in the meantime I’ve put together a few economical pieces. When I googled DIY cake stands there was no shortage of inspiration. DIY’ers have creatively used melamine, wood, candlesticks and tumblers to display their desserts. The one thing I kept coming back to was storage. This probably wouldn’t be an issue if I could be satisfied with just a couple. One day when I get my nerve up I’ll share with you how many cake stands I have.
With storage space at a premium I put together two cake stands with interchangeable parts and one with a permanently joined base and plate. I also felt that the best way to display them is with cake of course.
Forgive me for not showing the picture of the plywood in this first one. I totally forgot until it was covered and it was too late then. The Mr received a package in the mail and part of the framing was a piece of plywood. He knew not to throw it away and just placed it on my table. Thanks babe! It’s covered it with contact paper on both sides. The base is an old Tupperware dip stand that I painted black a couple of years ago and have used as a riser in previous posts. By not gluing the two together I can interchange them with other pieces and the plate can be stored flat.
Stand number two started out as three 12” square pieces of plywood that I’ve used for charger plates. I used gorilla glue to bond them together. After that they received a couple coats of Valspar white satin spray paint. The gold metallic trim was a wonderful find in the clearance section at Meijer’s. I applied it to the edges with hot glue. The base was once a candle holder. Once the candle burned down I cleaned it out and applied 3 coats of gold glitter paint. Just enough to give it a little shimmer. Two separate pieces easy to stack and store.
The base and top are joined for this one. The top is a cake pan that’s at least 15 years old. It had an odd lever/scraper deal in the bottom of it. For what I don’t know but it broke it off. It left a hole in the spot where it separated when it came off which rendered it useless as a cake pan. Good thing I didn’t throw it out. The base is a plastic tumbler. White spray paint again for both of them. This time I used super glue to attach the base and the white ruffle ribbon around the edge.
I’m going to do my best to not go overboard with my DIY cake stand obsession. Even if they don’t take up lots of room I’ll have to learn to say enough. Or else, I could……….
The recipes for the cakes will be posted to Sweet Sensations in a few days. I’m also sharing this at the following parties this week: