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Truth is, I finished this cake stand a while ago but have been putting off sharing it – I thought I would make some sweet, pretty cupcakes to adorn it & show it’s cute functionality… but…. who am I kidding…?!

Posted by Queen M. from Roma, Queensland, Australia • Published See Queen M.'s 4 projects »
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  • How to make a cake stand. Diy Cake Stand - Step 1
    Step 1

    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 couldn’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.
    You’ll also need two of the afore mentioned sherry glasses, your local oppy shall, I guarantee, have a plethora, some heavy duty glue – make sure it says on the pack that it’s suitable for glass & ceramics – and some enamel paint. You’ll need the grey base coat & the colour of your finished piece… red, surely…?

  • How to make a cake stand. Diy Cake Stand - Step 2
    Step 2

    You know the glue is the real deal when it is kept separated….!

  • How to make a cake stand. Diy Cake Stand - Step 3
    Step 3

    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 don’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 – 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.

  • How to make a cake stand. Diy Cake Stand - Step 4
    Step 4

    Paint stand with enamel base coat. You will need 2 coats – read the instructions on your paint tin – I had to leave 16 hours between coats with mine.

  • How to make a cake stand. Diy Cake Stand - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now for the fun, yet time consuming part – painting the colour! Again you’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.

  • How to make a cake stand. Diy Cake Stand - Step 6
    Step 6

    And voila! A super cake stand you can admire, whether it is filled with cakes or not.

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pittysoares
pittysoares · 6 projects
nice idea! C:
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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Need to take a trip to the thrift store and find some plates... Theres nothing I can use in my cupboards for this right now.. also my bf seems to keep a special eye on what's in the cupboards, anything goes missing and he will usually ask.. I have a bad habit of breaking dishes...
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Yvonne R.
Yvonne R. · 4 projects
What a wonderful idea...and to get rid of those unmatched plates! GREAT color Happy
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Naomi D.
Naomi D. · Tremelo, Flanders, BE · 1 project
I made one a while ago Happy
Maybe i'll post my version Happy
But mine is higher ^^
Anyway, thank you for the tutorial <3
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Aveykin
Aveykin
I hope these people http://www.santaspostbag.co.uk/how-to-make-a-cake-stand-from-Plates.shtml
asked your permission to use your image Happy
Not even a good job photoshopping it.

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Cristina M.
Cristina M. · Detroit, Michigan, US
very cute! love baking cupcakes and this is perfect for display
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Tiggs S.
Tiggs S. · 2 projects
WOW! That's very cute, it looks very good. Happy x
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SparrowFae
SparrowFae · Carthage, Missouri, US · 41 projects
Great idea for a cupcake wedding cake!
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Love in a Thunderstorm
Love in a Thunderstorm · 7 projects
That's so snazzy.

My mom used to be a cake decorator, and ironically she only has one horribly ugly cake stand. I should totally make her one for Mothers Day or her Birthday... or late Christmas? haha
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Twinkie Chan
Twinkie Chan · San Francisco, California, US · 7 projects
Great tutorial!! I did something like this for my display table at craft fairs. I used small plates and candle stick holders Happy
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