DIY Cake Pedestals

It’s been awhile since I posted a craft related entry. It’s not because I haven’t been working on little projects. It’s because I work on too many projects while trying to balance being a SAHM and managing my boutique. Oh, and I’m planning my daughter’s first birthday and my husband and I are renewing our vows later this year. Lots going on, not enough time to do it all.
I’ve mentioned before that I like love to go bargain hunting. One of the things I’ve been looking for every time I walk into a thrift store is a candlestick that I could turn into a cake pedestal. I love cake pedestals, but can’t bring myself to spend a ton of money on one. Take a look at these beauties I saw on The Cake Blog.

These lovelies are from Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, & Martha Stewart. Beautiful, but I’m CHEAP. So I made my own :)
I made two cake stands for $6.50! Both candlesticks came in the perfect shade of antique white (my favorite) and the plates were 2 for $1.00.
Candlestick with wide base
Ceramic plate
Gorilla Glue (or other heavy duty glue, ceramic glue did not work for me the first time)
Clean the candlestick & plate. Adhere the two following the glue manufacturers directions. Easy!
*Note* Gorilla Glue expands and bubbles which can make your glue seam look like a complete disaster. Use as little as possible to avoid ugly yellow bubbles.
This cake stand is my favorite (ignore the terrible glare on the plate):
I’m sure I’ll eventually cave and spend the money on a “nice” cake pedestal, but I can’t complain that these pretty little things only cost me $3.25 a piece. If you love cake pedestals as much as I do, please make these!

Next on my long list of projects:
A DIY cake pop stand for these sweet cupcake cake pops:

Please ignore the terrible lighting in this photo, K, thanks!
I made these cake pops based on Bakerella’s recipe. They were a little larger than I’d like because I didn’t read the what size the cooker cutter needed to be. Oops! They were still yummy though :)
Have a great weekend & happy crafting!


  1. 1

    I love the swirly base on the one cake stand. I've made a few of these before. They make nice displays for craft fairs.

  2. 2

    Would love to know where you got the candlesticks and plates from … you don’t mention it above. Thanks!

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