Devoted October 2014

cheaper alternatives to cake stands?

Stacie, on March 17, 2014 at 11:37 PM Posted in Style and Décor 0 9
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Having a small, rustic wedding with a small 2 tiered cake. Thought we were going to be able to borrow a cake stand from my florist, but it's uneven. I didn't realize how expensive stands were! What are cheaper alternatives anyone knows of??


  • Bree
    Expert April 2014
    Bree ·

    Check pinterest, there are some really cute DIY cake stands on there

  • L
    Master February 2015
    LetItSnow ·

    You could just cut a tree slice and put it on that. Or you could just put the cake on the table with the foiled board underneath that the cake sits on. There is no reason a cake has to be propped up.

  • C&E2014
    Devoted August 2014
    C&E2014 ·

    I agree, that it can sit on the table and still look pretty. Or you could DIY something - cover a sturdy box with fabric or mod podge something interesting onto it. Maybe photos of you as a couple?

  • Tiffany M. ( Tiffany P.)
    Master August 2012
    Tiffany M. ( Tiffany P.) ·

    I was going to suggest the tree thing. You could also check out yard/garage sales for cake stands or parts to make your own.

  • Nancy Taussig
    August 2019
    Nancy Taussig ·

    For a small cake, a typical cake pedestal would work and you can pick those up for a just few dollars at thrift or antique shops.

    In fact, yesterday I was on eBay (looking up milk glass plates) and saw a bunch of milk glass cake pedestals.

  • KristenMeowza
    Master October 2014
    KristenMeowza ·

    Hot glue a candle stick to a plate.

  • J
    VIP August 2014
    J ·

    I like the slice of the tree trunk or I would check out a marshals or something and see if you can get a generic but pretty cake stand that you can use again in your house.

  • J
    VIP August 2014
    J ·

    Just saw this at its $20 but pretty and something you can use again

  • SupermanBride
    Master October 2014
    SupermanBride ·

    Make your own? this is what I got when I GOOGLED rustic cake stand

    I think this is super cute and I could whip this up in 20 mins (minus the time for the stain to dry)

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