DIY Cake Plate Stand

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What is it about cake stands that are so charming? I find them so adorable. Every last one of them is adorable. As much as I am in love with cake stands, there are times when I need an inexpensive cake plate that I don’t have to worry about being damaged at a party. I solved my cake stand dilemma by making this DIY Cake Plate Stand for just $2 and in less than three minutes. Really.

clear cake plate with snowman motif and green frosted cookies on white wood table

This cake plate stand is perfect for entertaining. It also makes a great hostess gift. You can arrive with a lovely cake plate stand filled with treats and then leave the cake stand as a gift. It also makes a wonderful Christmas or holiday gift. This DIY cake plate stand is so easy to make that you could make 15 – 20 in an hour to give as gifts

DIY Cake Plate Stand

One quick trip to your nearest dollar store is all you need.  


clear candlestick holder, tube of glue and clear plate with snowman image

Remove any stickers and labels from the plate and candle stick holder. Wash and dry the them both well. 

Use a ruler to find the center of the plate. 

Add a generous bead of glue around the top of the candle stick holder. 

hand holding candlestick over back of snowman plate with ruler on plate

Place the candle stick holder in the center of the plate and press well. Once the glue is set, turn the plate over and place a weight on top of the plate. Allow the glue to last as per the directions on the glue.

snowman cake plate holding green frosted cookies on white wood table with napkin and one cookie

Add your favorite holiday cookies, treats or cake to the cake plate stand for festive entertaining. 

What occasion do you have that could use a DIY Cake Plate Stand? It’s so easy to make that you could make a different one for every holiday and occasion. Why not make one in every color of the rainbow? Hey, that’s a great idea!

snowman cake plate holding green frosted cookies on white wood table with napkin and one cookie

Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes to Fill Your DIY Cake Plate Stand

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green frosted cookie on napkin in front of plate of green frosted cookies

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  1. Susan, I love how you make crafting a possibility for people like me who aren’t crafty by nature. This is easy enough for me to do and so inexpensive!

    1. Lol, Corinne. You know I’m all about simple projects (who has the time or energy for complicated!?). Have fun crafting.

  2. I couldn’t follow the link to the adhesive, but I think this is a great idea! These are so affordable that you could put them together for centerpieces at a function where you need to decorate multiple tables on a tight budget:) Should have thought of that for #NERCPO 2016!

    1. Thanks for letting me know, Seana, I’m going to fix the link now. Great idea about using this cake plate stand for big function decorating. Have fun with it at NERCPO 2017. šŸ™‚

    1. You know me, Andrea, I’m all about simple projects that you can be proud of. And this one may just take the cake.

  3. I simply love how creative you are with simple things..I will definately use the cookie idea. That is clever. I have used the same candlestick holder with a round vase and placed marbles around the neck of it and filled with candy or fake poinsettias….Pretty..

    1. Thanks, Peggy. šŸ™‚ I’m definitely going to give your vase idea a try. You know how much I adore repurposing items.

  4. Thanks so much for your service and for your wonderful ideas! Will have to make these for everyone this year! Love them!!!

    1. Thank you! Have fun creating and gift. šŸ™‚ Send me a photo of the cake plates you make, I’d love to see it!

    1. I found it as the dollar store, Judy. That was several years ago, but they usually have a variety of Christmas designs this time of year.

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