DIY Cake Plate

Back when I pitched this idea, many of you were worried that if I didn’t permanently glue to the plates to the candlesticks that we would end up with cake on the table and the floors – or basically anywhere opposite of the place we want the cake (in our tummehs!). I considered the options, and while I still like the idea of being able to take them apart and reuse the pieces separately, I decided to test the gluing option.

I had a tube of E-6000 and decided to just go for it. I’m pretty happy with the results, so I decided to show you how it turned out and how I plan to make 13 more cake plates for our tables.

This cake plate was as easy as pie cake. You need the following supplies:

  1. Candlestick (mine is a pressed glass one from the thrift store)
  2. Plate (mine is a pressed glass one from the thrift store)
  3. Tube of E-6000 glue (I bought mine at either Michaels or Jo-Ann’s)


Once you’ve gathered your supplies, follow these simple steps:

  1. Squirt the glue onto the top of the candlestick where it is the flattest.
  2. Looking through the plate, align the candlestick with the middle of the plate and gently set it in place. (If you goof, you’ll have time to reposition it.)
  3. Leave the plate to rest on the candlestick overnight. (Seriously, don’t try to test the strength of the glue while it’s still wet. Just let it do its adhesive magic overnight.)


You can see the glue a little bit where I’m pointing. This is no big deal. Why? Because it’s going to be covered in cake. That’s why.

Here’s a look at the finished product:


Would you like to know the grand total for the project? Raise your hand if you like a bargain like me!

Candlestick: $0.56
Plate: $2.38
Total: $2.94

Yeah… I’ll let you catch the breath that you lost in wonder of my mad skills (both bargaining and glue-wise). I’m going to finish the rest a week or so before the wedding because they’re easier to store separately for the moment. I’m also really excited to pass these along after the wedding, but I may just keep the showstopper above!

Have you worked on any projects that have included the incredible E-6000 glue?


Mrs. Lamb

Wedding Date:
January 2010
I Heart Paloma's Nest
Relationship Series: In 10 Years
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  1. dorsay Member
    dorsay 2281 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:07 pm

    I love this! great post!

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    iswimibikeirun 1012 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:08 pm

    Very creative. I may have to look into this.

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    Stesse 136 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:09 pm

    This is awesome. Classy, useful, and thrifty – my favorite combination!

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    rrdvrrk, Guest @ 2:09 pm

    I made mine similarly, but used clear silicon caulk rather than the E6000. I used glass plates, and upside-down glasses and bowls so that the foot of the stand would be a little larger and more stable. The caulk is less toxic than the E6000, and can be removed after you’re done with the plate.

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    frozen yogurt 2600 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:12 pm

    Super cute!! I might have to go that route because I cannot find a square pedestal cake stand to save my life!

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    pmerr 2728 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:27 pm

    Cute! I really like it! Great job!

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    moonbeam 1711 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:28 pm

    Nice job!

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    lemondrop 1198 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:29 pm

    Very cute, what a great idea!

    Yes, me and E6000 are old buddies. I spent several episodes of the Bachelorette glueing an old beer stein that FFIL bought in Germany back together. The IL’s were moving and sent their collection of steins to us and we had a couple of casualties from shipping that I had to repair. It worked out great, won’t be drinking out of it, but it came together nice enough to sit back on the shelf with the others.

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    Sage 728 posts, Busy bee @ 2:32 pm

    So adorable! I can’t wait to make one – even if it’s just for my house. That would be a nice way to display holiday cakes :)

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    LatteLove 5567 posts, Bee Keeper @ 2:36 pm

    amazing lambo! I love it.

  11. frenchfries Member
    frenchfries 2168 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:05 pm

    Awesome! I might end up going this route for our cake stand if I can’t find anything I like. Great job!

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    The.mrs.2010 117 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:07 pm

    very inspiring I would hav enever though of this!

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    krissycake 4160 posts, Honey bee @ 3:12 pm

    LOVE it! I am in awe of this amazing project and impressive glue!!

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:53 pm

    i love it! i haven’t had an opportunity to use that glue but i’m glad to know it works so well!

  15. potatochips Member
    potatochips 1193 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:05 pm

    My side mirror just fell off my car. It’s being held up by duct tape but would surely benefit from this magic glue you speak of.

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    MexicanGirl 724 posts, Busy bee @ 4:20 pm

    very creative! it turned out great!

    are you gonna test your cake plate before? like on a b-day or someday special?

  17. elephant Member
    elephant 6339 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:27 pm

    Love it! And love the price even more!

  18. scissors Member
    scissors 7343 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 5:08 pm

    Woahdang, that is fantastic. I need to make some of these, because our crystal one broke. :(

    P.S. E600 is da bomb.

  19. trailmix Member
    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:28 pm

    These are going to be beautiful all together, can’t wait to see the look!

  20. hamster Member
    hamster 4047 posts, Honey bee @ 5:58 pm

    Great idea! Would have never thought of this!

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    gloss 1249 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:31 pm

    Wow! Def impressed :)

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    Mrs. Mouse 5689 posts, Bee Keeper @ 8:47 pm

    Great job! I wish I would have thought of making my own cake stands! Awesome DIY.

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    mrspaetz 3812 posts, Honey bee @ 9:55 pm

    maybe you could try like, superglue remover after the wedding so you can take them apart.
    or, just resell these as they are!

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    alishaneva 2152 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:04 am

    Um, wow. That’s awesome. Adding to my DIY list – because that is a much much much better deal than buying a cake stand AND they can be customized!

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    Jessie516 5480 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:25 am

    Great project AND great price!

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    poodle 3386 posts, Sugar bee @ 4:06 pm

    I know Mrs. DG talked about how she loved that glue hehe I can’t wait to give it a try with our wedding crafts :)
    I love how simple and budget friendly this project is!

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    MadameLady 407 posts, Helper bee @ 7:00 pm

    Best idea I’ve ever seen!! 😀 I’m headed to Goodwill right now!

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