If you’re planning a cute afternoon tea then you’re going to need a cake or cupcake stand. Here’s a super fun tutorial on how to make your own DIY cupcake stand. It’s perfect for small sweet treats, sandwiches and even generous slices of cake too!
First of all you will need…
Three plates of ascending sizes (one large plate, one medium side or cake plate, and one tea saucer)
Three tier DIY cupcake stand fittings (You can find these for around £5-8 on Amazon for a pack of five)
Ceramic drill bits (Again, you can find these on Amazon for about £3-9… you’ll need around an 8mm bit)
A good hand-drill
A tape measure or ruler
Some thick books
DIY Cupcake Stand
Step one: Make sure your hand-drill is fit with the appropriate drill bit. Measure the part of the cake stand fitting (it looks like a screw) which should slot into the finished holes to determine which drill bit will be the right size.
Step two: Mark the middle of your plate with a pencil. To find the middle you could simply flip the plate over and feel for a small bump in the centre (usually where the stamp or logo is) then flip the plate back over and draw a dot. Alternatively you could measure the plate to determine where the centre is.
Step three: Set some thick books down on a flat surface with a two inch gap between them for you to drill into. Place your plate on top of the books and make sure that the space you are drilling sits over the gap between the books. Now start drilling some holes into all the plates.
Step four: When the holes are drilled you can start fixing the cake stand fittings into place. Now you should have a lovely homemade three tier cake stand to enjoy an elegant afternoon tea whenever you like!