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Easy DIY Cake Plate Stand

Transforming your dining experience doesn’t always require expensive purchases or elaborate decorations. Sometimes, all it takes is a little creativity and some DIY spirit to elevate your table setting! This DIY cake plate stand made from a simple plate and a candlestick holder is not only easy and affordable but also adds a personal touch to your presentation. Whether you’re hosting a formal dinner party or just want to enjoy a lovely afternoon tea at home, this DIY cake plate stand is perfect for showcasing your desserts and beyond!

Cake and Cupcakes on two cake stands sitting on dining room table

Supplies Needed:

To create your own cake plate stand, you’ll need the following items:

  • Decorative plate
  • Candlestick holder
  • E6000 glue

When choosing a decorative plate and candle holder, it’s best to find items with smooth, flat surfaces to fit evenly on when joining together. I purchased the items in the tutorial but thrifting

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Two white plates, two wood candle holders and glue lying flat on a marble table top

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Prepare Your Materials

Start by thoroughly cleaning your plate and candlestick holder. Remove any stickers or dust from the surfaces. A clean and dry surface is crucial for the glue to adhere properly. You can use a mild soap and water solution for cleaning, then dry the items completely with a soft cloth.

Step 2: Apply the Glue

E6000 glue is known for its strong bond and versatility, making it an excellent choice for this project. Apply a generous amount of glue to the top of the candlestick holder. Be sure to cover the entire top surface to create a stable base for your plate.

Woman holding a candlestick holder in left hand and applying E600 Glue with right hand

Step 3: Attach the Plate

Carefully center the plate on the candlestick holder. The glue gives you a few minutes to adjust the position to ensure it’s perfectly centered. Once you’re satisfied with the placement, press down gently but firmly to create a secure bond.

Woman placing a white plate on top of a wood color candle stick holder
Hands placing white plate on wood candle holder

Step 4: Let It Dry

Allow the glue to dry completely. E6000 glue typically sets within 20 minutes, but for maximum strength, it’s best to let it cure for at least 24 hours before using the cake stand.

Two cake plates on a marble table with china cabinet in the background

The Finished Product

Once dried, your DIY cake plate stand will be ready to use. It’s perfect for displaying cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or even savory appetizers. The elevated design not only makes your treats more visually appealing but also adds a sophisticated touch to your table setting.

Cake stands with cake and cupcakes on them sitting on a marble table

Why Choose DIY?


Creating your own cake plate stand is significantly cheaper than buying a premade one. With just a few supplies, you can make a unique and stylish piece that looks just as good as anything you might find in a store.


When you DIY, you have complete control over the design. Choose a plate and candlestick that match your personal style or the theme of your event. This customization allows you to create a piece that truly reflects your taste.

Sense of Accomplishment

There’s a unique satisfaction that comes with creating something beautiful with your own hands. This project is simple enough for beginners and offers a quick and gratifying result.

Cake and cupcakes on cake stands with forks on a white plate

Q: Can I use any type of plate and candlestick holder for this project?

A: Yes, you can use any type and size of plate and candlestick holder, as long as they are compatible in size and style. However, it’s essential to ensure that both items are made from materials that the E6000 glue can bond, such as glass, ceramic, resin, wood or metal.

Q: How long will the cake stand last?

A: If constructed well, your DIY cake plate stand can last for many years. The durability largely depends on the quality of the materials and the glue. Handle it with care, especially during washing and storage.

Q: Is the glue food safe?

A: E6000 glue is not food safe if in direct contact with food. Make sure the plate completely covers the area where the glue has been applied. For added safety, place food items on a doily or decorative paper liner when using the stand.

Q: Can I wash my DIY cake plate stand?

A: Yes, but hand wash it gently with mild soap and water. Avoid soaking it, and do not put it in the dishwasher as the heat and water pressure can weaken the glue bond.

Q: Can I use this stand for items other than food?

A: Absolutely! Your DIY cake plate stand can double as a decorative piece for candles, flowers, or as a jewelry holder. Its versatile design makes it suitable for various uses around your home.

Crafting a DIY cake plate stand is such a fun project that adds a personal touch to your décor and table settings. It’s a simple yet elegant solution for displaying your culinary creations, proving that sometimes, the best additions to your home are the ones you make yourself!

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Cake plate with cupcakes with strawberries and blackberries on them.

If you’d like to see a full length video tutorial of the process on Facebook, you can check it out here or you can watch a quick Instagram Reel here. Happy Cake Plate Making Y’all! 

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