Truth is, I finished this cake stand a while ago but have been putting off sharing it â€“ I thought I would make some sweet, pretty cupcakes to adorn it & show itâ€™s cute functionalityâ€¦ butâ€¦. who am I kiddingâ€¦?!
Collect yourself some bland plates: A dinner plate, a bread & butter plate & a saucer. Originally I was going to use some cute vintage plates & leave it at that, but when it came down to it I couldnâ€™t sacrifice their lovely brown floral goodness to being glued forever more to some sherry glasses, so I decided to go with some ugly plates & paint the whole construction.
Youâ€™ll also need two of the afore mentioned sherry glasses, your local oppy shall, I guarantee, have a plethora, some heavy duty glue â€“ make sure it says on the pack that itâ€™s suitable for glass & ceramics â€“ and some enamel paint. Youâ€™ll need the grey base coat & the colour of your finished pieceâ€¦ red, surelyâ€¦?
You know the glue is the real deal when it is kept separatedâ€¦.!
Find the centre of both your dinner plate & the bread & butter plate. Mix the glue (use a match stick) & apply it to the rim of one of your sherry glasses (if you have a larger & a smaller one, like I did, use the larger for the dinner plate) & attach carefully to the centre of your dinner plate. You donâ€™t want to be too far off centre or your cake stand will look lopsided and perhaps be unstable. Repeat with the bread & butter plate.
When the glue is set, you can stack everything together & see how it fits. I found this part super easy â€“ the bases of the sherry glasses fit straight & centred into the rimmed bases of the plates above. When you can see how they fit together, apply your glue to the base of the glass on the dinner plate & place the bread & butter plate on top. Repeat with your last plate & leave to dry.
Paint stand with enamel base coat. You will need 2 coats â€“ read the instructions on your paint tin â€“ I had to leave 16 hours between coats with mine.
Now for the fun, yet time consuming part â€“ painting the colour! Again youâ€™ll need 2 coats, with perhaps 16 hours between each. I painted the underside of the plates first, let dry, then turned over & painted the other side.
And voila! A super cake stand you can admire, whether it is filled with cakes or not.