Sarah Gunn: Wall Candy


DIY Cake Stands

A sweet project for anyone

Making your own cake stands is a fun and easy way to add colour to a dessert table. This is one of the easiest projects I have ever done! 

What you need:  

Bases like these mini plaques from Michaels or the white corner trim piece from Home Depot:

Pedestals like these table legs I found at Home Depot:

Tops like these larger plaques from Michaels:

If all of the pieces are wood, you simply use wood glue {after measuring and centering of course!}. If you make one like the one below, which uses a candlestick base with a metal top, you will need to use epoxy to attach the two pieces.

Once the glue is dry {follow the instructions on the package} then you are ready to paint. I used Benjamin Moore Baby Pink and Marmalade for these two & then coated them in one layer of varnish:

I just love the way they turned out!

No cake stand is complete without sweet treats. These gorgeous cakes and macarons were made by the super talented Christine of Mollycake. They are almost too pretty to eat! 

It is important to note that most {maybe all} paint is NOT food grade so cover the top of the stands with wax paper or co-ordinating scrapbook paper before placing food items on the stands. 

Whenever I do a DIY project I can't help but be tempted to search the internet to see if anyone else has done the same project. And pretty much every time, someone, somewhere, in some way, has. Click here to see some of the best DIY cake plates that I found.

What do you think? Are you tempted by this sweet DIY?