Making cake plates is one of the easier, if not the easiest DIY craft projects.
Today I want to share the plates I have made, along with the “how to”.
There are only three things needed to complete.
- base piece (candlestick or small dessert dish)
- E6000 glue
Finding your glass pieces is the fun part of this project.
Visit thrift stores, antiques shops, or maybe you have a sentimental piece you could use.
There are so many shapes and sizes to choose from, show your creativity!
When putting your cake plate together, be sure your base and plate pieces are not crooked or wobbly.
Lay your plate face down and find the center, apply glue around the top of the base piece, place on the back of the plate, and press firmly. You do have several seconds, if needed, to adjust, before the glue starts to set. I always let my plate set overnight. That’s it!
These plates are not just for cakes, how about cookies, muffins on a breakfast table, a beautiful cheese assortment, small sandwiches. So many uses!
My sister, who has never really been interested in craft projects, was with me on my last thrift store hunt. She now wants to have a craft day together before Christmas, to make plates for gifts.
We have already started to stash some finds for our first, and hopefully, not our last, craft day together.
Christmas is only four months away!
A lovely pedestal full of cookies would truly be a thoughtful gift for friends, family, co-workers, or neighbors.
Oh! The yummy chocolate cake in the photo was for my husband’s birthday, he was 74 yesterday!
Love to him!
Eat cake and make cake stands, both are addictive!
Blessings on this Sunday.