Project: Cake Stand
- Two silver plated metal platters from Goodwill
- Two silver plated candlestick holders from Goodwill
- Loctite Epoxy Adhesive
- A heavy book, or some type of weight
- Disposable plate/wooden popsicle stick for mixing and spreading the glue
In every googled picture of a pinterest-worthy party, there is always a beautifully decorated table with little food and dessert bites laid out on delicate platters. I suppose there is that saying that “you eat with your eyes” so food that is exquisitely displayed on a platter must taste better than its equal that is thrown unceremoniously on a dinner plate.
With a few family birthday parties coming up, I was inspired to try to make my own cake stands to up the fancy-level on our parties by a notch. I visited my local Goodwill and was excited to find a pair of really nice silver plated platters and candlestick stands. Amid all the options and possible combinations of stands and platters, I opted to get matching metal pieces so I wouldn’t have to spray paint them, and I chose candlesticks that had good heft to them so they wouldn’t be so easy to knock over.
Ironically, I found an actual cake stand but refused to be so easily swayed from my quest for DIY.
To prep the pieces, I used a piece of sandpaper rough up the edges that were going to be attached (the top of the candlestick and the bottom of the metal platter).
After extensive research on glue types and recommendations, while standing in front of the glue display, I opted for Loctite Epoxy adhesive. It is comprised of an epoxy resin and a hardener, which you squirt out using the plunger and mix together, and by some magic, bonds just about everything. It also smells nasty.
I stuck the candlestick to the bottom and weighted it down with a book for about 24 hours.
And here’s my finished product:
Just kidding. I borrowed this picture from Amazon since I took neither a picture of the finished cake stand nor the cake stand in action. However, I think Iggy Azalea sums up the sentiment of using my new creation well enough.