DIY: Miniature cake stand

By Angeli

In keeping with the theme of last week’s series on miniature food, I am posting another DIY that you will surely enjoy: let’s make a miniature cake stand! I love this project because I collect cake stands of all sizes – regular-sized ones and dollhouse miniature ones. Maybe one of these days, I should take a photo of my little collection of cake servers.

mini cake stand cover 1

This DIY project is also a favorite because it is eco-friendly. I had this broken pendant tray (or cabochon setting) that lost its bail. It was too pretty to throw away, so I kept it all these years. Turned out it was perfect for this project! Step by step photos after the jump!


How to make a dollhouse miniature cake stand




  • cabochon setting (or bezel, a bead cap)
  • glue (hot glue or jewelry adhesive)
  • nail polish (or spray paint)

As I said earlier, I used a broken pendant tray. The bail broke off. Good thing I held on to it. It’s perfect for this project. You can use a cabochon setting or bezel or brass filigree. The bead cap will serve as the pedestal or foot of the cake stand. Choose one with a flat top.

miniature cake stand diy steps url


  1. Add glue to the top of the bead cap.
  2. Press onto the back of the pendant tray. Let dry.
  3. Paint with nail polish. Or you can spray paint it if you want.
  4. It takes 2 to 3 coats if you use nail polish. The process photos above show just one coat. Let dry between coats.
  5. Don’t forget to paint the underside and the foot.

mini cake stand cover

Ta-da! Just add a mini cake! Perfect for your dollhouse parties. Imagine the possibilities: the different paint colors you can use, and the various shapes and patterns on the bezels and bead caps! Dreamy!

Please do show me a pic of your work if you try this tutorial. Leave a link for me in the comments! As I said, I am obsessed over cake stands!

1 Comment on DIY: Miniature cake stand

  1. fritzie
    30 May, 2014 at 8:01 am (1363 days ago)

    Genius! and really cute! This is the very reason why I can’t just throw away any broken accessories or trimmings, knowing they’d still be very useful in some way. Thank you for another inspiring piece!


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