Friday, May 21, 2010

DIY: Cake Stand

Here is the promised follow up to my final cake meeting.
I told you all I had to make a cake stand for my monstrous cake.  The base had to measure 20" across.  So I went out to my dad's shop and found a piece of 3/4" plywood.
All it took was drawing a circle on the wood and then cutting it out with a jigsaw.  My dad AND Mr. T both tried to take over my project multiple times, but I was determined to do it myself.  It only took about 5 minutes to get it done.
I forgot to take a picture of the cut circle, but afterward I covered it in tinfoil for the cake to set on and then wrapped the edge with ribbon to finish it off.
Right now it's just sitting on a tupperware covered in fabric, but it will eventually be resting on something sturdier and still covered.  The bottom tier of the cake is going to come all the way out to the edge, so you're hardly going to see the tinfoil at all.
I'm pretty proud of my project, because it's the first time I've actually used the jigsaw.  Normally I just watch and supervise.

I can't wait to see it in action at the wedding!
Did you guys use any new tools for wedding projects?

6 comments:

  1. Impressive! It's gonna look great with your cake on it tomorrow!! :) Eee, tomorrow!

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  2. The ribbon makes this look so cute! Love it.

    And shouldn't you be getting ready for your rehearsal, lady? So excited for you!

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  3. Very nice!

    I learned how to use a power sander doing one of my DIY mess ups!

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  4. Great cake stand. It turned out wonderfully. It is so much fun doing things for ourselves, even if the well meaning men try to help us.

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  5. love all of your ideas! what programs do you use to create everything on the computer..?!!

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