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