How to Make a Vintage Cake Stand
When you’re preparing your beautiful jubilee afternoon tea party, why not bring your personality and style to the event by hand-making your cake stands? With this easy to follow guide, you can upcycle an old tea set and also bring a gorgeous Victorian feel to your table.
What you’ll need
- • Selection of different sized plates. A dinner sized plate for the bottom, two side plates for the middle layers, and a saucer or teacup for the top
• Tape measure
• Pen or pencil
• Safety goggles
• Cordless drill with a tile drill-bit (a normal drill-bit will crack your plates)
• Four-tier cake stand fitting (these can be purchased cheaply on eBay or in craft stores)
Using a tape measure, take the diameter of the plates/teacups, using your pen to mark the middle of each plate/teacup where you will drill the hole.
Find a place to drill your crockery that is secure and a surface that won’t matter if the drill goes through. Pop on your safety goggles.
Flood each plate/teacup with a layer of water as you are drilling to keep it and the drill-bit cold, then slowly and carefully drill each one until you have a perfect hole. If you have anyone with you, then an extra pair of hands to hold the plates are very helpful here.
For tier 1 start with the large dinner plate, put a washer (found in the cake stand fitting you purchased) underneath the plate and one on top of the plate and using a screwdriver turn the bottom screw into the plate. Apply the cake stand fitting and repeat until all four of the stand fixings have been attached.
Tie some ribbon at the top and add a bow. Your cake stand is now ready to take pride of place at your Jubilee tea party – fit for a king or queen and anything in-between!
Tip: If you choose to use a teacup instead of a saucer at the top, you could pop chocolates or sweet treats in it.
If you follow our guide, don’t forget to share a photo of your beautiful handmade cake stands with us over on our Facebook page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.