Friday, 15 April 2011

How to make a cake stand

This is one of my favourite things to make for weddings as they are so quick, easy and effective. You can also make them from any variety of style plates, glasses, candel sticks, tea cups, jugs, basically anything that will give you tiered layers with room for cupcakes (or whatever you fancy) in between.
Personally I like mismatched vintage crockery that I can forage for at boot fairs, flea markets and charity shops. If you're wily you should be able to make them for literally pennies!

What you will need;
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3 plates of different sizes, 2 glasses with stems, a tea cup for the top, a ruler, a light coloured pencil and araldite glue. You can use super glue but the chemicals react with the glass and make it go all foggy. Also araldite dries slower so you have more time to wash it off your fingers or reposition if you need to to!

Step 1; Use your pencil and ruler to find the middle point of your largest plate - you will also need to do this on the back and front of your middle plate and the bottom of your top plate;

Step 2; Run a small amount of araldite (only mix a little at a time as it dries quite quickly) around the base of one of your glasses and place it directly over the centre of the plate;

Step 3; Run araldite around the top rim of the glass and place the medium plate on top;

Step 4; Araldite the bottom of your next glass and place it in the centre of the plate - a good way to check if it's in line is by looking at it straight on, the glasses shouls appera to be directly above each other;

Step 5; Lastly glue around the top of the glass and add your smallest plate. If you're adding a tea cup remember not to glue it to the plate as you will need to take it off to empty/clean it;

And you are done, it really is that quick and easy! These three took me 25 minutes;

I would love to see pictures of the ones that you have made so feel free to email me your pictures at if there are enough I may even do a feature blog with them.

Happy cake stand making


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