{create this} quick DIY cake stand

When The Saint I renewed our vows at the 10 year mark (woo hoo!  we’re closing in on 12 years now!), we were on a pretty tight budget and pretty much did everything ourselves.  No caterer, no wedding planner, no store bought cake (or cupcakes in our case) … it was DIY all the way!
Instead of a traditional cake, I knew I wanted a cupcake bar … so fun!  But what in the world was I going to do with (and how would I store) 6+ cake stands after the shindig?!
Enter my quick DIY cake stand …

I purchased two inexpensive sets of solid colored dishes – one granny smith apple green and one black – inverted the cereal bowls, attached the dinner plates with scrapbooking glue dots (super sticky and easily removed) and my cake plates were born!! 

Here they are in action – sorry, this was the first picture I could find without digging out my CD of hundreds of pictures! 

We made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with home made buttercream and offered chocolate jimmies, green sugar, coconut and mini chocolate chips … it was a hit!

 These would be sweet made with thrift store finds for a Mothers’ Day tea, heritage dishes for an anniversary party or fun brightly colored mix & match plates and bowls for your kiddo’s birthday party … use the coffee mugs and salad/dessert plates for smaller cake stands with a little more quirky character :)  The best part is that they can be whipped up in a pinch and stored easily!

Hope you were inspired to {try this}!  And hope you want to hang around a while!  There are lots of ways to follow along … check out my side bar.  And I’ll be sharing the amazing brownie recipe pictured above in the very near future … you definitely don’t want to miss it!

This was shared at all the blogs on my Link page!


  1. great idea! And if you used thrift store stuff…even better!

  2. What a fantastic idea! Thank you so much for sharing…and I LOVE the cupcake bar idea! So fun :)

  3. very cute, and easy andi

  4. you are a genius – this is so clever. I’ve seen cake stands with plates and candlesticks glued together but they all seemed like so much work… :)

  5. This is adorable! Great job!

    I’d love to have you link up at my party going on now at Gabriel’s Good Tidings!


  6. Cute – I’ve been trying to figure out what to do for some cupcakes stands for the baby shower I am co-hosting in April. This just might do the trick! Thanks for sharing and I hopped over from Five Days-Five Ways linky party!
    Hugs -

  7. This is so clever! I would love for you to stop by and link to my Sew Crafty Saturday Party!

  8. Hmm, It looks like your bowl and plate is made out of jadite, I LOOOOOVE jadite! I collect it :D You don’t know how happy I was when you said you stuck them together with scrapbook glue dots, which can easily be removed.

  9. Wow! super great idea!! new follower :)

  10. Hi Keri!

    I found you through the Sunday Social :) Darling blog!!
    Hope to become better acquainted.


  11. p.s. newest follower :)

  12. Thanks for sharing your quick tips. The cupcakes look great.

  13. Such a great idea… So simple!!

  14. found you through Tater Tots and Jello! I’m inspired! Thank you very much. With kids this is more practical then the candle holder on a plate! If you’re interested I have a link party on my site today and I’d love you to join it. Maria at http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/2012/03/t-time-67-and-link-party.html

  15. I love this idea, and it’s so cute! I just became a follower and want to invite you to visit my brand new blog. I’d love for you to follow me, too:)

  16. This is a great idea. It is great because it is so cute and simple- and you aren’t stuck with 10 cake stands afterwards! Thanks for linking up with Scout’s Sweet Sundays.

  17. Love that you used the glue dots to hold them in place. I’ve seen other posts about DIY cake stands but I just don’t want to commit to the hot glue gun and the permanent stand, not to mention storing it. You way opens so many possibilities!

  18. Love them! I actually thought ( at first glance) they were made from a pretty pot and saucer!

  19. That is brilliant! I’m definitely going to try this out. Thanks!

  20. Awesome idea!

    Mrs. Delightful

  21. Wow, I’ve seen a lot of cake stands, but this really is the most simple, brilliant one of them all. Love that all you need is a bowl and plate! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  22. This is a great idea, so pretty, yet so practical too! I’m impressed!

  23. This is such a clever idea!! I would love for you to link up to my party thats going on…and if you like what you see become a new follower!! Following you VIA LINKY Followers!

  24. This is so smart! I would love for to share with my readers on Blog Stalking Thursday!


  25. They turned out great! Thanks so much for sharing it our Uncommonly Yours link party! Can’t wait to see what you are up to next week!

    Take care,


  26. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty friday link party and would LOVE for you to share this!
    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/03/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_15.html We have also included a Sugarlicious giveaway!

  27. I love this!!! So cute! Thanks for sharing this as well at Thursday’s Temptation.

  28. Featuring you tomorrow!!! XO, Aimee

  29. I love pedestal plates, and you idea is super fun and easy to boot! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  30. Hey I just wanted to let you know I featured you on Blissful and Domestic this morning. Stop by and grab a button and check it out.

    Blissful and Domestic


  31. I have done this with dollar store brightly colored bowls and dinner plates. The first few I glued and then I had a problem with storing them so I gave them away with a goodie donation. The second attempt was NOT to adhere them, and you guessed it………someone’s sleeve got caught and toppled it over. SO——–GLUE DOTS!!!!!!!!!!!! Imagine that—so simple, and I can keep a set in every color and restick them when I need them!!!!!! Thank you, ruthieputnam@aol.com


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