This DIY cake stand project is super easy and will have you running to the thrift store or scouring your own stash to make one or more.
Cake stands are great for displaying desserts, fruit, appetizers, and home decor.
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Here are two of my own cake plates that I bought at a glass manufacturer many years ago. They are great and I use them all the time but I could use more. So why not make some?
How to Make Your Own Cake Stands
Recently I found these two pretty glass plates at the thrift store. You can almost always find these there. In fact, you may already have some of your grandmother's plates or platters as these were very common in the past. Or you could also try your local dollar store.
The glass section in some of the thrift stores I visit is usually full of great finds. Above are three great complements to the glass platters. You can use them as is or turn them upside down.
All you have to do to put them together is use a bit of glass glue much like super glue and place one on top of the other.
As you can see here I flipped the ice cream dish upside down on the left but kept the candlestick holder in its normal position.
The nice thing about this plate/platter is that it has a bit of lip so you can really fill it up without worrying about small items falling off the edge.
Here's a look at my friend's cupcake dessert table during a party. The cupcake stands worked so well to display this array of deliciousness. Wouldn't they be great for a dessert table at any celebration, a wedding, baby shower, or birthday party?
You can stack the cake stands for a different look. It's a nice way to add height and also fit more items.
Don't just think desserts. These can be used for an appetizer bar or part of a dinner buffet. I also think they would be great for a seasonal decoration display on a buffet like this, a living room mantel, or a small vignette anywhere in the house.
Pretty, practical, and cost next to nothing to create.
- Glass platter or plate
- Glass candlestick
- Glass glue
- Wash and dry the plate and candlestick.
- Apply the glass glue to the top of the candlestick.
- Quickly set the glass platter or plate onto the candlestick.
- Hold in place for 30-60 seconds.
- Leave the cake stand alone for 1 hour to set up.
Look for dishes that have a nice flat bottom, especially in the center.
You can use different items as the base either in their normal position or upside down. Glass cups, dessert cups, ice cream cups etc...