Friday, August 17, 2012

Handmade Gilded Cakestand

I must admit that I really love cake stands or really anything for that matter that allows you to display food in a beautiful way.  I have been eyeing several from Fish Eddy's (this one and this one) but really didn't want to fork over that much for a cake stand.  However, one day a while back, I was flipping through and old Martha Stewart Living and saw the genius idea of taking a ceramic pot and saucer and turning it into a display piece.  This project is incredibly easy, not to mention inexpensive and the results will definitely impress.   I decided to make two of the same size so that they could be stacked one on top of the other. I also plan on making a larger stand to create a three-tiered effect.  My cake stands made their official debut at the bridal shower and were perfect for holding cupcakes and macaroons.  
 (The four essentials - a small pot, a larger saucer, super glue and spray paint)
(Apply a generous dose of super glue to the base of the small pot)
(Allow it to dry then spray paint with the color of your choice)
A Few Things: If you decide to spray paint the pottery, I recommend that if serving food you  add a doily or parchment paper, just prevent the stand from having to be washed.  

*All photographs by Alison


  1. Great idea for a wedding! ;-)

  2. Great DIY, love the cakestand.. and love all the yummy treats sitting on top of it!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  3. That Martha Stewart! Always having creative ideas ;) Such an awesome DIY :D

  4. I love this DIY...its easy and I LOVE the result!! You can also add colored stripes and the linke. Gold spray paint is one of my favorite things. How lovely :)

  5. very nice and yum for all the sweets!

  6. for me you are now the next martha stewart;)
    xx Kate

  7. such a great DIY! I love this! It's so simple!

  8. Definitely gonna need to try this DIY with some other things too around my place! such a fun and easy project!


  9. Amazing and creative work nicely done!
    Well done

  10. Wow, what a gorgeous DIY! You did such a great job!

    xo Jenny

  11. Such a lovely idea and colorful post!

    Have a beautiful weekend!

  12. clever DIY and the finished product is perfect


  13. this looks insanely beautiful!!! i 'm constantly amazed at how great such at how great & gorgeous such simple & most of all pretty inexpensive diy-projects can turn out!!!

    with love, veronika from

  14. Genius idea!! Great DIY! Can't wait to collaborate with you!