I've been wanting a nice cake stand for a while now but it's not on my "need" list so I've been living without..or borrowing from friends (thanks!!). Until now.
My husband and I recently MC'd our good friends' wedding reception. I talked to her ahead of time and asked her how planning was going and what she planned for the reception. She said that the centerpiece on the table was going to be cheese cake on cake stands of different heights and that's when she told me her secret: a $1 dessert dish, a $1 plate from Dollar General and a little hot glue (you can use glue that's made especially for glass if you want it more permanent).
So, her mom gave me one to take home after the reception and here's all you need to do for your very pretty $2 cake stand:
Buy a glass plate and dessert dish and make sure you have a glue gun or some glass glue.
Tip the dessert dish upside down and apply hot glue to the rim.
Press the plate into the glue while centering it on the dessert dish. And there you have it!! A $2 cake stand. That totally works for me!
Here's how my friend's looked at her reception (notice the one closest in the picture; it's made with a sundae dish to give it more height):
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