I have been drooling over this cake stand for months hoping that maybe I'll be able to thrift one, but knowing I probably won't. Then, the other week, my friend Colleen was having a book release party (more on that another time) and I saw the cake plate at the party. I just about swiped it and ran, but there was cake on top of it. Imagine that. ("Hi, Colleen!") Anyway, Kellee has known that I've been wanting that cake plate forever and the chances of finding one at a decent price probably wasn't going to happen. She found the dishes you see above and brought them to me. She told me to make my own cake stand.
I had just seen a tutorial in a Martha Stewart Living magazine about making your own cake stands, so this was perfect timing. Heather suggested I use this E6000 stuff, so off to Hobby Lobby I went with my 40% off coupon.
First you need to take some measurements. Then make some markings on the bottom of your large plate. You can use a Sharpie since it will be covered up anyway.
Next, add some glue to the bottom of the cute little candy dish. Let them both sit for a few minutes.
I think it even looks cuter with cupcakes on it. I may even like this cake stand better than that Hobnail Milkglass I was drooling over.
Then Heather borrowed the cake stand for a baby shower she hosted. Isn't it beautiful with deviled eggs on top? I think I might be hooked on making cake stands now. It's so easy, fun, and each one is unique!