A Cake Plate for Me
Do you ever have a hard time trying to get to the point of a story? I do ALL THE TIME. I shall do my best. My daughter in law Shannon and I have exactly the same taste. It makes her super fun to shop for but it takes lots of love to actually give the treasure to her.
At Christmas I was excited to see the Interior Frugalista at a local craft fair here in Edmonton. I purchased a beautiful refurbished table stand. Its gorgeous because it sits higher than most stands allowing more versatility in creating dessert displays. I love it and knew my girl would love it too.
You can see the Interior Frugalista’s post here
I love this table stand but I love my daughter in law more so I did manage to part with it. But I saved the idea.
In January I came across this little candle holder with cherubs and thought table stand for Leanna. I tried spraying a dollar store metal bowl and it wrinkled really badly. I think maybe the paint got cold not sure what I did wrong, but I tossed it out and went and found a silver platter that had seen its better days.
Two light coats of this paint leaving four hours between coats worked very well. No running and of course I had no ability to sand it smooth so I am thankful it went on so well.
This time I choose to do the plate in white so I sprayed on two coats of white paint I had in the cupboard. Leaving it to dry well between coats.
I am not sure if the little cherub stand is a type of plastic or plaster, either way I was scared to drill into it in case the inside was hollow and it cracked. Taking the safer route I glued a little piece of wood into the center and then glued the plate to the wood and to the outer sides.
After applying the glue, I placed the painted silver tray on top. I then added several cans of food on top for weight and let it dry overnight.
It’s not as lovely and high as the cake plate I gave to my girl, but it will add a different height to any dessert table set up.
To use this stand for food I will always place a small protective pad between the cake plate and this cake plate stand. Doing it this way I used it and was able to wash it off without any problem. But I will always have to take extra precautions with it. None the less I love it and it’s one of a kind.
This is one of those no downside projects, you get a one of a kind plate exactly the way your want it. You can build them outside of the manufacturer’s typical height specifications. They are really inexpensive to put together and you put an item back into service again.
I hope you like the idea and make one of your own.