I wanted to share a quick tutorial with you about how I made these cakes stands for Lily’s Decorating Party.
I wanted to do Lily’s party on a budget, so I went to The Reject Shop and purchased some craft glue, melamine plates and plastic cocktail glasses all for $15. Next stop was Bunnings where I purchased my spray paint in red and pink.
Step 1 was to glue the cocktail classes to the plates
I left my stands to dry for at least 24 hours before moving them outside and giving them two coats of spray paint.
In case you are wondering… yes I did get spray paint all over my table! It was such a windy day, but I was too stubborn and wanted to see how they were going to look
I set up the table for the girls and stood back and admired my handywork…
…and then I realised that this was a decorating party for 13 girls between the ages of 3-7 and that with all the reaching/grabbing for tools/decorating equipment they were bound to knock over their cake stand. Arghhh!! Upon reflection, maybe a shorter cake stand would work? But thankfully I had some red plastic plates which I used for the setup.
Maybe cake stands would have been good to use to feature the cakes once they had been decorated. Either way, I hope this tutorial will help you if you need a quick and cheap cake stand! For more stability, use a studier cocktail glass or candlestick as the base.
Hope that helps!