Simple DIY Cake Stand for less than $3.00
I am at it again! I am looking for great plates and bowls to make some unique, beautiful and cheap cake stands. Seriously, you can make this simple DIY cake stand for less than $3. Can it get any better than that? Nope! It is a great day to go hit the clearance isles and come home with beautiful dishes that you can make into a beautiful cake stand in about 10 minutes. Yep! That is what I call successful shopping. One of the best things about making cake stands with clearance dishes is they are affordable, pretty and make great gifts. After you make a $3 cake stand you can add a cake and take it to a friend or coworker and make their day. All without breaking the bank.
Supplies for Simple DIY Cake Stand:
1 Bowl and 1 Plate from the Clearance Dishes at Target Stores or other local stores (I didn’t see any clearance plates on Targets website but I did link to the blue version of this plate. My plate was $1.48 and the bowl was $.74)
Begin by washing the bowl and plate and removing the tags. If they leave sticky pieces you can use rubbing alcohol to help remove it.
Next comes the glue. I bought this a long time ago and I can’t even begin to tell you how many cake stands I have made. I have put a dint in the tube there is still a lot left. A little goes a long way.
Glue the bottom of the bowl to the bottom of the plate and stack some books on top. Leave it alone for a few days so it has a good chance to adhere and form a good bond.
Next, add a cake!
I think you all know I like to use cookie cutter for things other than cookies like I did here. This cake is a perfect example of that. Place a ladybug cookie cutter on top of the cake and grab the sprinkles. I found the best way to add them is by using a spoon. Spoon some black nonpareils or sprinkles on the ladybugs head.
Next, spoon some red sprinkles on the body.
Be careful not to use to many (like I did) or they will shift when you remove the cutter.
Then, lift the cookie cutter straight up and try not to shift the sprinkles. If they do shift, we can push them back to the ladybug. Let me show you how.
Use a dry paint brush to gently push the sprinkles back onto the body and head.
I know I am being a bit obsessive but, if you mess us the sprinkles on the back you can use a knife to smooth them back out. Or you can just let it go. LOL
Next, add a few black Sixlets.
If you are going to move the cake, you might want to push the Sixlets down so they don’t roll away.
I didn’t take a lot of pictures while I was decorating but I can walk you through it.
Mix a little black icing and make the antennas.
Then, mix some red icing for the polka dots. I sometimes get caught up in my own head when I add dots to things. I have learned to just have fun with it. Add some here and there and you will be good to go. Don’t stress over it. Have fun with it.
Add some red sprinkles around the top edge and the base of the cake.
I love cookie cutter cakes in a simple DIY cake stand. I love giving them away even more. I wish you were my neighbor so I could meet you for some coffee and a slice of ladybug cake. Since we don’t live close, I am glad we have the internet so we can be friends.
I love how very simply and eloquently you explain how to do….. whatever! You make me feel like your best friend, neighbor..
Thanks, and I will have a slice and I will make the coffee!!!
Coffee?? I am on my way!!! 😉
adorable…and affordable…your genius thank you for all you come up with!!
Love love this! You are so creative and artistic. Wish I was your neighbor. I would enjoy having coffee and cake with you.
I love a good bargain, pedestal cake stands and ladybugs! Your directions were great and love how you decorated the cake 🙂