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The easiest DIY cake stand

Inside: How to make a DIY wedding cake stand

This is one of those projects that after it is done, I think to myself – I’m opening an Etsy shop and selling these for the rest of my life… Then we thought about how much they would be to ship… Oye. Although heavy, these concrete cake stands are a cinch to make. And at the $3 a bag going rate for concrete, you could make about 300 for under $5, in just an afternoon. These cake stands are perfect for presents, parties, or your own at-home display.

diy cake stand

How to make a cake stand

To make these DIY cake stands, start with a small amount of concrete mixed in a bucket according to package directions. Use the mixture to fill a plastic cup and a cake pan. Use tinfoil temporary pie tins for easy removal. If you use regular kitchen tins you will need to coat the bottom first with plastic wrap to remove the dried concrete.

Pour the concrete in and let dry about twenty-four hours. Remove the cup or tins and use a concrete glue bond to attach the upside down cup to the plate to create the DIY cake stands. To make the cake stands food safe (important!) be sure to use a light layer of concrete sealer and then a layer of food-safe wax on top.

I really think that these DIY cake stands would be great for a wedding. Imagine having several of these fun stands displaying all your wedding day desserts! Plus how cool would it be to tell everyone how you made these DIY wedding cake stand.

diy wedding cake stand

Yummy Cake Recipes

What is a cake stand without some yummy cake? Here are some of my favorite cake recipes to top off your new DIY cake stand!

how to make a cake stand

Photography was done in collaboration with Jocelyn Noel Photography.


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  1. Oh my…l just love these!! Quick question though…how heavy are these?? I would love to create a dessert table with them but worried they would break the table!! LOL and what sealer and wax did you use to coat these to make them Food safe??

  2. Brilliant, such a clever idea. I can’t wait to do, I’m going to use them in my garden. as plant stands. Thank you so much for these clever project. You made my day.

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