Making a Citrus Striped Cake Stand
As promised, I have a tutorial for making a cake stand using a plate and a candlestick. This is nothing new, and if you’ve hopped around the blogosphere, you have probably seen some variations of this project.
These are a few of the projects that sparked my creativity when I found a striped candlestick at a my friend Su’s yard sale.
Centsational Girl’s sherbert colored dessert stands are pure and sweet eye candy:
Crafty Nest used simple clear vases, candlesticks, and dishes to make single and multi-level cake stands:
And House of Hepworth’s turned a cheese dome into a cloche!
So, armed with my striped candlestick, I scoured my local Goodwill for a plate that had some citrus color for my stand. I finally found the perfect plate, but had to give myself a pep talk to buy it. It was perfect, except for the meal that was baked onto it. Ewww. Seriously, it looked like someone had just eaten off the plate and then donated it. GROSS PEOPLE!
But, alas, it was the perfect color, and when I got home I drenched it in Get Clean Basic H2 Degreaser and wiped it clean BEFORE cleaning it in my sink. (I think I might be a tad germ phobic.)
- Candlestick (or other base)
- E-6000 glue
- Rubbing Alchohol
- Paper towels
- Books or weights
Begin by thoroughly cleaning the plate and candlestick.
Using a fine grit sandpaper, rough up the top of the candlestick and the base of the plate where you will be bonding them.
Clean the plate and candlestick with rubbing alcohol to remove any residues.
Squeeze out E-6000 on the rim of the candlestick.
Center the candlestick in the middle of the bottom of the plate.
Set books on top of the candlestick to weigh it down while the glue dries.
Let the glue dry overnight, then turn your cake plate over. And, serve up some wonderful dessert…
…or simply make some fruit more appealing, …
…or use it as a plant stand…
But, personally, I prefer the dessert!
I just found your website and have completely fallen in love!! I have been looking and looking for a mini cake stand (5.5-7.5″) to put beside my kitchen sink to hold my handsoap, a small candle and a “pretty”. What I want is proving hard to find, especially since I don’t want to spend a lot of money. I will be scouring my local thrift stores on my next trip for the materials I need to do it myself. Thank you!!!
Welcome Angie. Good luck with your search. Check on eBay and Craig’s List too ;-).
This is the second time I’ve been to your website. Thank you for posting more details.
Great tutorial. That is a beautiful candlestick turned stand. If you can find the time, I’d love for you to stop by and share this at the Tuesday To Do Party.
That is a great plate! I would definitely use it for desserts. Just dresses them up.
Lovely tutorial too.
Great tutorial! Love all your ideas.
Billie in TX
I’m crazy about the striped pedestal. I love color and your luscious fruit tart looks great on your new plate!
That stripey candlestick is the best. What a great find! And making it into a cakeplate makes it so much more versatile.
But apart from serving something delicious on it, I might use it as a candlestick 😉