I love cake plates. Call them dessert platters, serving trays – whatever you think is most fitting for a raised tray of goodies – but there’s something infinitely fancier about your baked goods being three inches higher than the table. At one time, I was so smitten with cake plates that we decided to have them as our wedding centerpieces. I was driving all over town – well, to multiple towns – trying to collect as many white cake plates as I could before the big day. It was nutty, and expensive. And now that I know better, it was a waste of my time, gas and dollars. I could have made each DIY plate stand with some carefully chosen vintage plates and a case of candlestick holders!
- Darice Glass Candlestick Holders.
- Glue (E6000 is a good, no-nonsense glue).
- Vintage Plates ( Use a selection of saucer to salad size plates).
The salad plate was a perfect size for the height and sturdiness of the candlestick holder base. But I do love the preciousness of the saucer-sized cake-plate. It makes for a fun tea party experience.
Another fun way to dress up a tea party table setting would be to use a little DIY cupcake stand to hold tiny cakes and delicacies.