Red Cake Stand


Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

It’s time to remember and give thanks to those that fought for our country and gave their lives for our freedom.

I decided to bake a cake in their honor.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Cake Stand Tutorial

I know what you’re thinking.

Forget the “Red Cake Stand”.

How about that cake?

DIY Red Cake Plate

I wish I could tell you that the cake is an old family recipe that has been around for generations.

The truth is, it’s just a boxed cake mix and store bought frosting.

Although, I must say it did turn out pretty sweet.

It took me a while to get that frosting to swirl like that.  Still not quite sure how that happened.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Cake Stand

Have you ever noticed how expensive cake plates or cake stand are?

It’s really unfair.  Like this one from Pottery Barn…

red cake stand Pottery BarnPhoto Source: Pottery Barn

It costs $45.00.

My version cost $4, plus red spray paint if you don’t have it.

I used the bottom of the candle for the base, and this metal wall art piece for the plate.

Both were found at Good Will.

How to make a cake stand with thrift store finds.

I became slightly attached to the little girl & dog.

Once I started though, there was no going back.

Pottery Barn Knock Off Cake Stand

 Once both pieces dried, I centered the base and glued it together with strong glue.

Since I used spray paint, I used a doily under the cake.

A plate would work too.

This red cake stand is perfect for Memorial Day, The Fourth of July, Birthdays, Christmas, Valentine’s Day…wow, the list goes on.

Here’s a few more patriotic ideas…

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American Flag

Log Turned American Flag Candle

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Memorial Day Tribute Table

Memorial Day Tribute Table

Berry Party Appetizer Ball

Berry Appetizer Ball

Transform thrift store finds into a gorgeous cake stand!

Unique ways to decorate for any patriotic holiday on a budget!

Get some rest this weekend!

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10 Responses

  1. Sherry says:

    All Beautiful! Thank you for the ideas!!!

  2. Kathy says:

    Hi, what kind of glue did you use to affix the red plate and candle stand?

    Thank you

  3. Barbara says:

    Gorgeous cakestand! And, I’m a big fan of raised (pedestal) cake plates and beautiful presentation of my food! I would make a gorgeous hummingbird cake, or a homemade carrot cake, and place it on your pedestal cake plate. Love the RED!

  4. bj says:

    I am sooo gonna copy that adorable cake stand….

  5. carol bittner says:

    Thanks for the reminders; I have enjoyed watching you transform all of these items but sometimes forget what I’ve seen (these ‘senior moments’ are happening more often these days lol ). I really like the red cake plate; think I just might make of of those this year. So bright and perfect for the patriotic holidays ahead. Great for graduations also if it matches the school colors.

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