Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dessert and Cake Plates Tutorial

This tutorial is for this lovely two tiered pedestal dessert plate
and cake plates.

This project is so easy it's almost embarrassing.

I found these two adorable plates while I was out shopping. This plate is going to be a birthday gift for my Pastors wife.

You will need two coordinating different sized plates. They can be any shape. And two candle holders for pedestals. You can use a different type of candle holder if you'd like, I just happen to have a few of these on hand.

You will also need Epoxy. I use 5 minute Epoxy, it allows me a little more time than the instant seal kind.

Start with your larger plate and turn it upside down.

You may want to work with a project mat, if the Epoxy gets on anything it will be impossible to get it off.

Before you glue, put the candle stick on the bottom of the plate to get a feel for where the center is. You could even put a small pencil mark down to use as a guide. I lucked out on this plate it had a perfect size square outline right at the center.

Mix the Epoxy according to the directions. I prefer to mix it on cardboard and then mix and apply it with a toothpick.

Spread the Epoxy on the top of the candle stick holder. Be sure to work quickly, it will dry fast. Be careful.

Attach the candlestick holder to the bottom of your plate. Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes before you turn it upside down.

Move it to the side and get your smaller plate.

Do the same to the small plate as you did to the large one.

Except this time, attach the candlestick holder the opposite way, with the bottom attached to the plate.

Let this also sit about 10-15 minutes to dry. You will have to mix more Epoxy when you attach the tiers together.

Turn the large plate over and stand it up. Place the smaller one on top and center it. I placed a teeny tiny pencil mark where I needed it to line up. Don't make the mark too big or dark, you will not be able to erase it after the candlestick holder is attached.

Use your Epoxy to attach the top tier to the bottom tier.

Let sit for 24 hours before you use. It can be washed with hot water and dish soap like any normal plate.

You can use the same instructions to make single cake or dessert plates. It's so simple. And they are so pretty.

1 comment:

  1. so cute and sooo simple!!! I also have some candle holders like those which never get used!!
    Very clever!