I was so happy with how this DIY Cake Stand turned out! Todd and I recently eloped. The ceremony was just us and my two children, but after the elopement and photos, we headed to a restaurant to celebrate with a small group of family and friends. So although we didn’t need a cake at the ceremony, we wanted one for later in the evening… I also wanted nice photos to remember the day and the photographer wouldn’t be at the restaurant. My solution was to set up a small cake table and have the photographer capture that cake which was made by our favorite local bakery, Vermont Sweet Treats.
I was originally looking to buy a cake stand, but none that I could find at local shops fit with what we were looking for, and of course we were on a time crunch! We hit up a store that has a mix of lots of different home decor items for cheap and came out with this cool wooden platter and a wooden bowl. I knew I could easily put the two together to make a cake stand and that’s exactly what I did.
Using E-6000 adhesive, I flipped the bowl upside down, added some adhesive, and centered the platter on top. I then added some weight to the top and let it sit overnight.
Because our cake was going to be white, I decided to add a pop of color to the bottom of the platter that matched the florals that we were using, as well as the “Boom! Married” Cake Topper I made with my Cricut Maker and perfectly matched cardstock!
If you’re ever in need of a cake stand and can’t find the perfect one – make it instead! Things to keep in mind:
The bottom piece needs to have a flat surface to attach the top piece to. The bowl I used had a flat bottom, not a rounded one, and when it was flipped upside down, it laid flat as well – no wobble. Just do a simple test by placing your top piece on top of the bottom right in the store and you’ll know if the two work!
Your bottom piece should be able to support the weight of the top piece, plus the weight of a cake – you don’t want anything collapsing!
That’s really about it – you can use plates, platters, cups, candlesticks – go peruse store aisles and mix and match until you have the pieces you want to create your DIY Cake Stand!