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DIY Cake Stand

Ever since I got my first Easy Bake Oven when I was 7, I’ve loved baking. Be it scones, cake, pies, or cupcakes, I love the art of baking it all. My time on Pinterest has not only inspired some delicious treats, but also made me realize I’ve got to step up my presentation game! I decided it was finally time to create a cake stand. I spent under $5 on each of these stands and can’t deny that they’ve elevated my confections (literally and figuratively)!

Candlestick or drinking glass

I picked these plates up at my local Goodwill for under $1 each. With a run through the dishwasher, they were clean and good as new at a fraction of the price. For the bases, I used a glass water goblet and a wooden candle stick (which I repainted black).


There are tons of glues on the market, and to my knowledge, a handful of them should do the job. Make sure to read the fine print to see that the glue you pick is right for the materials you’re going to adhere. I recommend using glue that will dry clear and dry quickly. Again, be sure to read the fine print.

Here are my recommendations for bonding various materials together:
• For glass to glass, use Super Glue
• For glass to ceramic, use Super Glue
• For glass to wood, use a multi-purpose glue
• For ceramic to wood, use an epoxy
• For plastic to wood, use an epoxy

To assemble the cake stand, I applied glue to the top of the candlestick (or bottom of the glass) and placed upside down on the back of the plate. The glue I used had a set time of 1 minute, so I held it in place for 1 minute. The cure time was 8 minutes, so after 8 minutes, I flipped it over and it was ready for use!


The possibilities are nearly endless for making your own cake stand. If I had known how easy it would be to put these together, I would have done it years ago!

What combinations will you stick together to display your baked goods!?

For some baking inspiration, check out the Tillamook Pinterest boards!


Dot Naten

Adorable idea....probably $ Store supplies too........

March 6th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Dot Naten

Adorable idea!!!!! Great children to "craft" too!!!!

March 6th, 2013 at 3:03 pm

paula oswald

wow thank you so much for yout beautiful and fun craftiness. hehe!
I would love to make one of these, or make and give as a gift to a favorite baker!.
Please keep your ideas coming!!

March 6th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Paula,

You’re so welcome! We love sharing our crafty ideas. Check out our Pinterest Board for more fun DIY projects: Thanks for your comment!

All the best,

Callie, of the Tillamook team

March 8th, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Tillamook Team

Hi Dot,

Thanks for your comments; I’m so glad you like the idea! What will you use to make your cake stands?

Callie, of the Tillamook team

March 8th, 2013 at 2:55 pm
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