DIY Cake Stands

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Recipes | 3 comments

DIY Cake Stands

Every once in a while I find myself in over my head with work and I realize that I forgot to buy X material. Well, today’s X materials were 3 square shaped cake stands for a photo shoot! I went to 4 different stores to buy stands and found NOTHING! So today I learned that if you can’t find it, build it!

DIY Square Cake Stands

What you will need:

Wooden candle holders to the height you desire
Square shaped plywood pieces. I used 10″x10″ and 8″x8″
Glue Gun

Step 1:
Gather your materials





Step 2:
I stuffed my candle holders with cotton to fill the empty void. I took a wild guess that this would help the glue-ing process



Step 3:

Center the candle stick holder and adhere using your glue gun (I used a ruler to make sure I centered it properly)


Step 4:

Paint to your desired color (note that the middle tier has a thicker base than original. I added a 3″ round plywood piece for stability)



Voila! This is a quick way to create an all-wood cake stand. You can also create stands using crystal candle holders with ceramic plates. Your options are endless.

Price of my project: $20


  1. I love it! I am a do it yourself kind of gal, and I am definitely going to make these! I have been looking around for cake stands and they run anywhere from $50-150+ (the ones I like). I don’t want to spend that much, so these are a perfect alternative and I can make them any color and shape i want!! Thanks Shakar Bakery!!

    • great! so happy this blog post was useful for you! Just remember to give your base a sturdy size so that it doesn’t tip over when you place a cake on top!

  2. These would work very nicely with the candles I make ( When people buy my bakery candles, they seem to want them more for decoration. So the cakes and pies are usually set on display. These would work wonderfully, especially when you don’t want to spend the money on one from the store. I’m glad I came across this post! Thanks for sharing.

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