A cake stand for afternoon tea
A cake stand comes in very useful for putting cupcakes and desserts on display, especially for special events such as parties and weddings.
A cake stand comes in very useful for putting cupcakes and desserts on display, especially for special events such as parties and weddings. simplysweeter.blogspot.com shows us how easy it is to make a cupcake stand that can be dressed for any occasion and then dismantled for easy storage.
All you need for this project is a laminated pine board, some 30mm diameter pine dowels and round or oval bun feet. I find a selection of feet at my local fabric store, so look around.
1. You will cut 3 or 4 circles to size, varying in diameter from small to large. You will also cut the dowels to equal lengths for the supports.
2. Glue the feet onto the base of the largest board, which is the bottom tray.
3. Whatever diameter dowels you use, you will need a matching spade bit to drill out in the base of each board, excluding the bottom tray, and the top of each board, excluding the top tray. Drill out to a depth of 1 centimetre so that the dowels rest nicely in the holes when mounted.
4. Sand all the pieces nice and smooth with 240-grit sandpaper, before spraying with Rust-Oleum 2X in your choice of colour. Leave to dry.
Finish of your cupcake or cake stand by adding ribbon on the edges and sticking down with Prestik.