It’s pretty and easy and they are oh so addicting to make! I think I made seven for Sadie’s Mary Poppins party, and they only cost about $30 total in materials…that’s much less than even ONE nice cake plate. Cha-ching! That’s the sound of money staying IN my bank account, for once. (Rory is grateful…well, he should be)
DIY cake plate
August 23, 2011 By 15 Comments
So I almost didn’t take pictures for this tutorial, since it’s pretty straight forward and has been done many times….but what the hay? why not.
Anyways, these are so easy to make. All you need is:
a pretty plate
a pretty cup, bowl, or short vase. I prefer them to be wider and therefore more sturdy.
heavy duty glue (I use Gorilla Glue-the foaming stuff, and it’s fab.)
Tape (I also use Gorilla Glue tape. Not an advertisement, I promise you. I just like their glue and tape! My directions with the glue are for this specific brand and type. If you use another type, follow the instructions on the tube.)
Wash and dry your plate and cup well. Then slightly dampen the top of your cup with a wet rag. Squeeze out a THIN ribbon of glue where it will attach to the plate. This glue foams out, so make sure not to put it too close to the edge if you can.
Place it down on the bottom of the plate. I also laid out a towel to protect the plate.
Then using a strip of tape, secure it into place. Let dry for about an hour, remove the tape (it comes off easily), and then the bond is super strong and ready to go!
Make sure to wipe off the top of the glue bottle with a dry cloth each time you use it.
Then, TADA! you have a gorgeous cake plate for all kinds of treats! That you made for mere dollars!
My plate was $1.50 and my cup was 99 cents. The glue is about $5-6, and you use such a tiny bit of it, it’ll last forever!
Pile it up with treats and show them off at your next shindig. Raspberry meringues this time…they’re delish! and so easy to make.