This DIY cake stand is an easy project that can be made to fit any color scheme. This pretty cake stand will elevate your cake to the next level.
Today I am highlighting the Pantone spring color of 2014, Radiant Orchid. It is fun to use these Pantone colors in projects.
Related: Previously I used 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.
Supplies for the DIY cake stand
- 2 thin pieces of 3/16 inch finished plywood (10-inch squares)
- about a 4 3/4 inch square with a routed edge
- about a 3 3/4 inch square with a 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
- fine grit sandpaper
- wood filler
- paint brush
- wood glue
- heavy objects or clamps
- 1 wooden deck spindle 2X2X36″
- 1 package of dollhouse trim (found at the craft store)
How to build a wooden square cake stand
- Cut a piece from the middle of the wooden spindle with a saw.
- Drill pilot holes in each of the routed square pieces and also the spindle.
- 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.
- Screw one piece of the finished plywood to the top of the pedestal.
- 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 weigh the boards together. I flipped the cake stand over and placed my drill on it and books on the base.
- Once completely dry cut strips of the doll house trim and glue around the edge.
- Fill in any spaces on the top where the molding met the plywood with wood filler. Allow drying then sand.
- Sand the entire cake stand.
- Give the cake stand a couple of coats of your favorite Pantone color.
- Now you are ready for any party color scheme.
If you have any food safety concerns I place my cakes on a cake board so the cake is not directly touching the painted area.
Thanks, Lowe’s for providing me with a gift card to purchase my supplies!
More DIY Projects
- 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.
- I’ve got a cute little craft that is fun for all ages wood chip necklace.
- Create the perfect DIY Planters for your patio or backyard.
- DIY Succulent Projects succulents make great indoor plants.
- I also have a tutorial for a DIY cupcake stand if you need one!
We love wood projects at my house! Do you?
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The color of this cake stand is gorgeous! I love this so much:) Thanks for sharing.
This is very cool!! I can’t wait to try!
Thanks everyone! It really wasn’t hard and they would be so easy to customize the color for parties!
Thanks so much Vanessa!
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!
Let me know how it goes!
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 🙂
Fabulous idea!! Thanks so much for sharing!
This is so awesome. I’m ready to go make me a bunch of cake stands now!!!
A festive occasion is always enhanced by a beautiful cake on a stand. This easily made one is perfect.