(Closed) DIY Wedding Cake Stands

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m not sure if you’re looking for something for a large multi-tiered cake, or for smaller single-tier cakes.  But we had an 8 inch cake at each table and used glass dinner plates and parfait glasses. Turn the parfait glass upside-down, put a line of clear caulk along the top edge of the glass and set your plate on top.  Takes a few days to completely set.

We made about 25 this way, and it was really easy. We got a lot of compliments and people even took many of them home at the end of the night! You can get the glasses and plates for a buck or less at thrift shops and wal-mart, and mixing and matching looks really cute! Sure beats the $10+ it costs for ‘real’ ones.

Post # 4
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Newbee

Similar to above I’ve seen those square short vases turned upside down to hold a cake on a cake board. If the vases are clear you can put a flower or something in them. I think Mrs. Pengy did this? Maybe I’m thinking of the wrong Bee…

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Harbison Chapel & The Maple Lane Farm

This is a great how to stand on martha stewart.com http://tinyurl.com/6onhra

if the link doesn’t work search for cake stands then choose martha stewart weddings in the results.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We looked around for items that weren’t being sold as cake stands but would still work beautifully. Since we have a rustic/nature theme, we went to a nearby plant nursery and hit the jackpot! Now, two of our three cakes will be sitting on stepping stones that were designed to look like tree slices ($11 for that purchase). Depending on your theme, you may be able to find items that aren’t cake stands, but will work as cake stands for your decorating scheme.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I made our cakestands (we’re doing centerpiece cakes).  I just blogged about how I did it.

You can read about it here.

If you have any questions, let me know!

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