Friday, 20 June 2014

£4 cake stand

Poundland has a lot of unexpected bargains, but I wasn't expecting crockery this pretty! It costs £1 a piece, and then £1 for the cake tier supports. Most cake stands like this cost £15 plus.

The only problem is that you can't dismantle these for storage. From experience, though, that sort fall apart more easily. The thread on the screws is often too short for the job.

You will need:

A dinner plate, a side plate, a bowl (or dinner plate, cake plate and side plate).
Cake tier supports:

Very strong glue:

Time: About 20 mins.


Put a thick layer of glue on the tier supports.
Place the sticky end on the plate so it leaves a layer of glue.

Pull apart and leave for the required time.
Stick back together using the glue mark and centre of the plate as a guide.

Do one tier at a time and check it is stable before moving on to the next layer.

The cost comes in at £3 for the plates plus £1 for the cake tier supports! The good thing is that you can make them to match a service if it doesn't have a stand as part of it.

I think I can do it for quite a bit less with charity shop bargains too...

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