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DIY Cake Stand

Posted by  ·  March 6, 2014  ·  Last Updated: March 18, 2018

This DIY cake stand is an easy project that can be made to fit any color scheme. Today I am highlighting the pantone spring color of 2014, Radiant Orchid. It is fun to use these Pantone colors in projects. Last year I use the pantone spring color of 2013 to make a DIY Lemonade Stand. If you are needing a way to showcase that cake for your next party grab some tools and let me show you how to build this wooden cake pedestal. I also have a tutorial for a DIY cupcake stand if you need one!

DIY Wooden Cake Stand

Supplies for DIY cake stand

2 thin pieces of 3/16 inch finished plywood (10 inch squares), about a 4 3/4 inch square with routed edge,  about a 3  3/4 inch square with routed edge (you can also use millwork accent blocks or pieces of wood found at the craft store), 2 -2 1/2 inch wood screws, drill, fine grit sandpaper, wood filler, paint, paint brush, wood glue, heavy objects or clamps, 1 wooden deck spindle 2X2X36″,  and 1 package of doll house trim (found at the craft store) and a saw.

Wooden cake stand suppliesHow to build a wooden square cake stand

Cut a piece from the middle of the wooden spindle with a saw.

wooden cake stand step 1

Drill pilot holes in each of the routed square pieces and also the spindle.

wooden cake stand step 2

Stack the wooden squares together and place the spindle on top. Screw these three pieces together from the bottom of the largest square. Counter sink the screw.

wooden cake stand step 3


Wooden cake stand step 4

Screw one piece of the finished plywood to the top of the pedestal.

wooden cake stand step 5

Glue the second piece of finished plywood to the first piece of finished plywood. I used Gorilla Glue, but I think Elmer’s wood glue would work just as well and be easier to handle. Remember, Gorilla Glue expands so it is very important to clamp the pieces together or use heavy objects to weight the boards together. I flipped the cake stand over and placed my drill on it and books on the base.

wooden cake stand 6

Once completely dry cut strips of the doll house trim and glue around the edge.

wooden cake stand step 6

Fill in any spaces  on the top where the moulding met the plywood with wood filler. Allow to dry then sand.

wooden cake stand step 7

Sand the entire cake stand.

wooden cake stand tutorial

Give the cake stand a couple coats of your favorite Pantone color.

pantone color 2014 radiant orchid

Now you are ready for any party color scheme. Incase there are food safety concerns I place my cakes on a cake board so the cake is not directly touching the painted area.

DIY Square Cake Pedestal

We love wood projects at my house! Do you? You might like to build some chairs with my free Adirondak chair plans. Keep the kids busy with a DIY wooden cornhole game and a DIY washers game. This DIY Wooden birdhouse is a great family building project. If you are looking for a useful handmade gift for kids try making a DIY wooden hedgehog pencil holder.

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Thanks Lowe’s with providing with a gift card to purchase my supplies!


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  1. Sunday, March 16th, 2014
    The color of this cake stand is gorgeous! I love this so much:) Thanks for sharing.
  2. Tori
    Saturday, March 15th, 2014
    This is very cool!! I can't wait to try!
  3. Monday, March 10th, 2014
    I love this! It's so bright and colorful! It's just the inspiration I need to start attempting to use some power tools. I'm pinning this one. Thank you!
  4. Thursday, March 6th, 2014
    I love this! This is so much cuter than the traditional glass cake stand you see in stores! I'm definitely going to try this with my favorite color, turquoise :)
  5. Heather
    Thursday, March 6th, 2014
    Fabulous idea!! Thanks so much for sharing!
  6. Thursday, March 6th, 2014
    This is so awesome. I'm ready to go make me a bunch of cake stands now!!!
    • Monday, March 10th, 2014
      Thanks everyone! It really wasn't hard and they would be so easy to customize the color for parties!
  7. virginia hopper
    Thursday, March 6th, 2014
    A festive occasion is always enhanced by a beautiful cake on a stand. This easily made one is perfect.