You will need
- Old mismatched crockery – dinner plates, side plates, cups or mugs, small bowls, teapot
- Heavy books
- Super strong glue
Begin with the bottom layer starting with the biggest plate. Apply super glue to the centre of the plate and the base of the teapot and hold in place.
Tip: Measure out the centre of the plate then mark with a pen so you know exactly where to glue the teapot.
Add a few heavy books to the top of the teapot to keep it in place, then leave to dry.
Apply the second tier – aim for a smaller plate than the base. Position a mug or cup in the centre. Glue both items in place and use the heavy books to keep the crockery in place while drying.
Add another tier, again using a smaller plate to the previous one and a small upturned bowl. Glue together, add the heavy books to keep in place, then leave to dry.
Tip: Candle stick holders, milk jugs and espresso cups are also ideal to use as tier separators, particularly when you get closer to the top of the tiered cake stand.
Build up another tier using a smaller plate and an egg cup.
Tip: Choosing narrow tier separators like egg cups and tall mugs will give you more space on the plates for displaying cakes.
Finish your cake stand with a saucer and a small bowl at the top. It’s perfect for filling with fruit, sweets or cream.
Use the homemade cake stand for displaying finger food at birthday parties, or sweet treats and cucumber sandwiches for a traditional homemade afternoon tea.
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