24 May 2010

Imperfectly perfect cake stand

I've seen many cute cake stands around the craft blogs made from beautiful plates and cups or candle sticks glued together.  I've wanted to make one for a long time, but just hadn't found the right pieces to put together.  I've literally been looking for months with no success.  I wanted a pretty china plate.  However, when I found this plate and cup at the local thrift store for 50 cents each, I thought they just might work.  I used the E 6000 glue to put the pieces together, so total price was $3.50.  Not bad.  Plus, I have glue for future projects. 
Little boy helped wash the dishes.
Then we sanded the surfaces that would be glued.  Love the action in this shot!
Sanded and ready to go.
We took everything outside just to be careful with the fumes. I applied the glue to both pieces.

Then I put them together.  Photo credit to my 4 year old.  Meet our dog, Scooter, the destroyer.  But that's another story for another time.
All glued together.
Finished product.  I actually like the cut glass so much.  Only problem, it is a teeny bit wobbly.  The design is just fun, and a little kitschy.  Now I have an excuse to make yummy cakes so that I can display them on my new cake stand.  This particular yummy and imperfect cake is a carrot cake made from the Blonde Designs recipe.  I had a horrible time getting the cake out of the pans...there are sort of three layers there.  An imperfect cake for my imperfect cake plate that was perfectly delicious.

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10 happy thoughts:

Chelsea said...

Awesome Chris! What a great idea. It turned out beautiful...of course:)

Erin said...

What a clever idea!

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Diana said...

It looks great!!

Amy said...

That's so cute - the handle on the cup makes it so...handy :D

Cassie said...

This is awesome!!!!
I absolutely love this idea!!!
I just made a diaper cake and I needed something to present it on...thanks for the inspo!!!!

Life in Rehab said...

I LOVE doing this with bowls and cups as the base. The candlestick ones make me nervous. Nicely done, and your assistant is precious.

Unknown said...

Super duper cute! I have a couple of these hangin' out at my house too. So fun!

Jennie @ Cinnaberry Suite

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Great Job!!! That is really creative, I never saw anything like this before. I saw your link on Sunday Showcase and I am your newest follower! Nice to meet you. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

The tea cup is adorable! Love it! Thanks for joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Unknown said...

I love that, thank you for sharing... I am shaking my head wondering why I didn't think of this first! lol

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