Inspired by this tutorial at Eat Drink Pretty, I decided to make a couple of last-minute cake stands for my wedding on Saturday. I only made four of these: two for the pies that will be on my head table and two for trays and adding some layers to my snack table. I’ll have to remember to clean these before I put food on them…
1 antique sundae cup (or candlestick or goblet)
strong glue or epoxy (I used Elmer’s Ultimate Glue)
hot glue gun & glue
damp wash cloth
Trace the bottom of the sundae cup on your felt and cut the shape out. Hot glue the felt to the bottom of the sundae cup. Using a damp wash cloth, wet the bottom of your plate (this step is only necessary if you’re using the same glue as I did). Turn the sundae cup over once the hot glue has dried and apply strong glue to to the felt.
You can skip all of the above and use epoxy to directly glue the sundae cup and plate together. Follow the directions and caveats atÂ Eat Drink Pretty if you go this route.
With your plate facing down, center the sundae cup and set it on the plate. Put a heavy book on top of the sundae cup. Let dry for several hours to secure the adhesive.
The reason I wanted to use hot glue and a removable, yet strong glue to make the cake stands was because I couldn’t bring myself to ruin a perfectly good set of antique plates and sundae cups with epoxy. I can think of a bunch of other crafts I could made with these items that might be useful for more than one day.