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DIY Cake Stand


It’s been a while since my last DIY project. So I decided to make a grand come back with this DIY Cake Stand tutorial, which I literally use every time I have a cupcake party. That’s why I secretly call it the DIY Cupcake Stand tutorial.


It literally cost me $3 to make + it looks so pretty + decorative.



Wanna make it? Piece of cake (pun intended). All you need is:



step by step

After gathering all the materials…



Step 1: Eliminate the top part of the candelabrum. You won’t be needing that part.



Step 2: Glue the top part of the candelabrum + attach the plastic plate perfectly in the center for balance.



Step 3: In a safe outdoors location, spray paint the entire project for an even finish. Now, don’t come too close with the spray paint or else the paint will drip. I recommend to spray 1 meter or so away from the project.


Step 4: Let it dry for 30 minutes.



Step 5: Flip project + re-paint to cover every little corner.


Step 6: Let dry for 30 minutes.


Step 7: Repeat spray painting process until the surface of the cake stand looks uniform + well coated.


safety tip

When taking out your cake stand creation for a spin, I recomend, for safety, to never place food directly on the surface. You can use dollies or keep your cupcakes in their paper cups like seen below.


decorative tip

If you want to wow your guest at your next party, I suggest making these with different candelabrum shapes + heights + diverse paint colors. The result is a symphony of cake stand heaven. I pinky promise. Give it a try.



What do you think? You can definitively try this at home right? I thought so too!


Let me know how it goes. Bonus points for sending me pictures. I love pictures.



Mayi Carles

13 Responses to DIY Cake Stand

  • Lisa says:

    Hey Mayi!

    Where did you get the candelabrum? Would those be available at a dollar store (don’t know if you have those in Panana, but in Canada that is what is called Dollarama)

  • mayicarles says:

    Hey Lisa: Oh yeah you can start at Dollarama (I love that name hehehe), or you could repurpose one that you have at home. I also find this in home-style outlet stores. Because you’re gonna paint them they can be ugly but have a really nice shape… those make the best cake stands + you can play with shapes + levels πŸ™‚

    Luck finding them. Let me know how it goes πŸ™‚

  • lakshmi says:

    cupcakes muah muah muah muah !
    Nice DIY , Mayi ! I love ur photo shots of the show – you always look so enthusiastic πŸ™‚

  • mayicarles says:

    Lakshmi: AWWWW thanks my dear. I feel like a make too many face gesture. I will grow old fast hehehehe. So happy you stopped by for a cupcake visit πŸ™‚

  • Kristi *aka* BohoBear says:

    I always love the still shots from your DIY projects! So cute!

    This reminded me of the giant cupcake stands I made for my wedding,so I’ve been going down memory lane for an hour looking through my Flickr albums–lol! Thanks! HA πŸ™‚

  • Elena says:

    Looks pretty easy I might just have to try it one of these days!

  • mayicarles says:

    Kristi: Do you have pictures of those stands? I would LOVE to see. WAOOO. I bet they were BEAUTIFULLLLL!

  • mayicarles says:

    Elena: It’s SOOOOOOOO easy + the result looks so posh. And there are SOOO practical. Try it! I promise you will love them πŸ™‚

  • Candice says:

    Genius! Never even thought to make my own. Putting this down on my next vacation project list! πŸ™‚

  • Angela says:

    I’ve missed your DIYs. πŸ˜‰
    That’s so easy to make, yet so impressive! I’ve made cake stands like this one for my last craft booth but I used pink plastic plates and plastic cups. Maybe I should make something more permanent like yours. Gives a more “professional” look. πŸ™‚

  • mayicarles says:

    Candice: Hehehehe that’s what I’m here for lovely. Happy crafting!

  • mayicarles says:

    Angela: Ohh I’ve missing DIYing too. I hope that next one doesn’t take so long.

    When you give this a try, I recommend those plastic plates that are very thick almost acrylic looking. Know what I mean? They support even the heavy cakes or your products when using them for craft shows. You will LOVE THEM I’m sure πŸ™‚

    So happy to see you Angela! BIG BIG hugs!

  • Stephenie Zamora says:

    I love it! I’m definitely going to give this project a try. πŸ™‚ Then I’ll have to start baking more…

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