Mar 27, 2011

Tree Cake Stand

I am always looking for a way to cleverly displaying my cakes for clients while keeping costs down and style up;) This is a real simple way to do it if you have a tree and a chainsaw to cut my case I think I will be employing a handsome boyfriend to help this lady out...Ohhhh Mr. Mike??

What You’ll Need
A Cross-Cut Wood Plaque (round or oval)
A Cross-Section of a Tree Limb   (Make sure the top and bottom are parallel)
Titebond Ultimate Wood Glue (or a similar extra strong wood glue)
A Large Wood Clamp

Cross-cut wood plaques can be found in your local craft store or online at Hofcraft. The come in a variety of sizes ranging from 5 inches to 12 inches in diameter.   They are usually found in the section with the wood-burning kits and other wood crafts.  They are clean, sanded and ready to use.
1.  Take your tree limb section and wipe the cut surface clean.   Put a generous amount of extra strong wood glue on the surface. (see figure 1)
2.  Place the limb section in the center of the back side your wood plaque and press down firmly.  Wipe away any excess glue with a clean, damp cloth. (see figure 2)

3.  Place the two joined pieces in a wood clamp and let dry for at least one hour.   If you don’t have a wood clamp, you can stack a few heavy books on top of your pedestal until it’s dry.   (see figure 3)

4.  Use your pedestals to display cakes and desserts (see figure 4) or use as a base for a centerpiece.   If you want to place food directly on the wood surface, coat it first with a food-safe wood sealer.  If you would like to keep the wood it’s natural color, place a piece of parchment paper beneath your cake or dessert.

What it Cost
Wood Plaques $3.99 – $5.99 each
Tree Limb – Free from our wood pile!
Wood Glue – $3.35

Is this not the greatest idea and so easy. I love it for clients and think with the right cake it looks fabulous!

Enjoy, Sage Mommy


Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Beautiful! What a great idea...and a cheap one that looks fabulous!

Yolanda @ Miss Refashionista said...

Love it!! Thx for sharing!!!

The Urban Un-Martha said...

It comes out so good. Make sure to get the wood plaques from hogcraft because they are great quality and fast shipping..also super cheap;)