Cake stands are not just for cake and cupcakes. Any type of dessert, fruit, appetizer, or even wedding favors can be displayed on a cake stand. And you can create your own custom, whimsical display stands with very little effort and cost. After the wedding, you can even reuse the stands to hold jewelry or other small objects around your house.
First, collect your pieces. Visit your local thrift shop or yard sales for bargains on plates, saucers, tea cups, vases, etc. Ask around for donations from your family and friends as well. You will also need clear caulking for adhesive. Then, make sure all of your pieces are clean and dry, and glue them together to form a tiered stand. It’s so simple and fun.
If you don’t have the time to make these yourself, I found some homemade, upcycled cake stands for sale on Etsy.
These creations by Esther Coombs are decorated with her own drawings for an even more personalized touch.