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Easy Customized DIY Wood Slice Cake Stand

Learn how to make an easy customized DIY wood slice cake stand. The hairpin legs add rustic farmhouse charm to the gorgeous wooden cake stand. Perfect for any occasion.

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Looks like I am all about trays and cake plates right now.

Earlier this week I showed you a DIY wood tray using 3 tools.

Today I have this easy and quick customized wood slice cake stand!

Can you blame me?

It is October right now AND the season when you start thinking of food!

And of course, you have to eat dessert first 🙂

When Cricut asked me to try their EasyPress 2, I knew it would have to be tried on wood 🙂

Plus you could customize it to say anything!

Think – occasion, monogram, names…

I think it will also make a perfect DIY wedding cake stand too!

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What is the Cricut Easy Press 2?

It helps transfer a design form a Heat Transfer Vinyl (or iron-on) onto a surface – any surface like fabric, wood, metal, etc.

So yes, it’s like an iron.

BUT you can control the temperature and time setting very easily! No guessing, no counting in your head…just press a button.

I am also using the EasyPress Mat above.

The EasyPress 2 comes in three sizes for various projects and I chose the largest one because I am totally planning on a lot of larger-scale projects!

When I opened my EasyPress 2, it came with instructions to attach the Cricut logo on the linen bag. It was easy and quick.

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DIY wood slice cake stand

Materials needed to make a wood cake stand

  • Large wood slice. I got this one.
  • Hairpin legs
  • A Cricut machine (check out my full tutorial on how to set up the Cricut Maker)
  • Cricut EasyPress 2
  • Black Everyday Iron-On
  • Standard Grip mat
  • Weeding tool kit
  • 220 grit sandpaper
  • Food-safe finish
  • Power Drill-driver

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How to make a wooden cake stand

Step 1: Prepare the wood slice

  • Lightly sand the surface of the wood slice and wipe off dust with a damp cloth
  • Apply a few coats of food-safe finish to seal the surface while sanding in between. I like to use this one.
  • Allow the finish to dry for at least 24 hours before moving on to the next step.

Step 2: Cut quote in black Iron-On

  • I created this quote in the Cricut Design Space. The font is Chalkboard.
  • Place black Iron-On shiny side down on the Standard Grip Mat and run Cricut to cut out the text.

Be sure to mirror the text before printing!

  • Use weeding tools to remove the extra vinyl.

Step 3: Apply Iron-On to wood slice using the Easy Press 2

  • Use the EasyPress 2 heat settings guide to determine the temperature settings. For the wood slice, it was 150C and 40 seconds.
  • Once the EasyPress 2 has heated up, preheat the wood slice for 5 seconds
  • Carefully align and place text on the wood slice where you want it.
  • Gently place the EasyPress 2 on the design and apply gentle pressure.
  • This Iron-On is a warm peel which means as soon as you are able to touch the vinyl, you can peel it away.

Step 4: Add the legs

  • Attach 3 hairpin legs to the back.

Tip – Be sure to pre-drill before adding the screws to keep your wood slice from cracking.

You could even add bun feet to the back or get creating with other ideas like a candlestick etc… the possibilities are endless.

That’s it!

Here is a simple customized rustic DIY wood slice tray.

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Truth is it only takes about an hour of active time. The longest part is waiting for the wood finish to cure for 24 hours.


About using Iron-On on wood

I am sure you are wondering a few things about using Iron-On on wood and specifically a cake stand…

How well does Iron-On stick to wood?

YES! It almost looks like it is painted on!

I even tried a test run on a scrap piece and couldn’t take it off unless I scraped it with a box cutter.

How to remove Iron-On from wood

On another note – if you intentionally want to remove the Iron-On, soak the letters in Goo Gone for a few minutes and they will lift right off!

I may have made a little spelling error and had to redo the project 🙂 So now I know exactly how to remove Iron-On! Best way to learn – through mistakes…

How to care for the wood slice cake stand

You can simply wipe it with a wet cloth.

I did so after I was done taking pictures and my kids had eaten a few slices of cake.

The Iron-On was still perfect!

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If you decide to build it, I’d love to see it!  Feel free to email photos to me at [email protected] or tag me on Instagram @anikasdiylife for a chance to be featured on social media!

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Materials

  • Large wood slice
  • Hairpin legs
  • Black Everyday Iron-On
  • Standard Grip mat
  • 220 grit sandpaper
  • Food-safe finish

Tools

  • A Cricut machine
  • Cricut EasyPress 2
  • Weeding tool kit
  • Power Drill-driver

Instructions

    1. Lightly sand the surface of the wood slice and wipe off dust with a damp cloth.
    2. Apply a few coats of food-safe finish to seal the surface while sanding in between. Allow the finish to dry for at least 24 hours before moving on to the next step.
    3. I created this quote in the Cricut Design Space. The font is Chalkboard. Place black Iron-On shiny side down on the Standard Grip Mat and run Cricut to cut out the text.
    4. Use weeding tools to remove the extra vinyl.
    5. Apply Iron-On to wood slice using the Easy Press 2.
    6. Use the EasyPress 2 heat settings guide to determine the temperature settings. For the wood slice, it was 150C and 40 seconds.
    7. Once the EasyPress 2 has heated up, preheat the wood slice for 5 seconds. Carefully align and place text on the wood slice where you want it.
    8. Gently place the EasyPress 2 on the design and apply gentle pressure.
    9. This Iron-On is a warm peel which means as soon as you are able to touch the vinyl, you can peel it away.
    10. Attach 3 hairpin legs to the back. That's it!

DIY Wood Slice Cake Serving Pedestal ⋆ Real Housemoms

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My favorite DIYs almost always involve using things I already have on hand and if those things also come from nature, so much the better! Here’s my practically free version of a the very trendy wood slice in a pedestal version. Perfect for gift giving, showing off yummy desserts or as an amazing centerpiece for you harvest table. The best part is you probably already have everything you need on hand and it’s done in a day!

My yard is surrounded by Oak trees and where there aren’t oaks, there are Pine. The other day as we were cleaning up the yard for the season I noticed several downed trees and, as usual, felt the need to make something out of them. Since there were large and small tree trunks one the first things that came to mind was a woodlands inspired pedestal. We’ve all seen the trendy woodslice done as charges or even printed on dinner plates. I am obsessed!

So, since the chainsaw was already out I got busy cutting slice after slice. I was really, really glad that I splurged last year on my husband’s Christmas gift. It cut the slices easily and quickly and almost perfectly.


One thing you’ll want to make sure if is that your pedestal piece evenly distributes your top piece’s weight. You don’t want it toppling over. So make sure your bottom piece is wide enough in diameter to support your top piece.

You’ll also want to make sure your pieces fit together as flatly as possible. you probably won’t get that straight out of the chainsaw. You can trim up pieces with a chop saw or simply sand your pieces to create flat edges.

 Sand both pieces thoroughly to your desired smoothness.

 Then you’ll want to brush with a wire or nylon brush to remove any loose pieces. Wipe down thoroughly with a damp cloth. You could also run it under water if you prefer. Allow to dry thoroughly.

Once they are nicely cleaned up, you’ll want to bake them. Yes. Bake.

That way, you get rid of any creepy crawlies that may be hiding away. You’ll bake them on a foil lined baking sheet at 250 degrees F for about an hour. DO NOT LEAVE UNATTENDED. Allow them to cool completely before continuing.

 I swear this one is saying ‘Hi’ all fresh from the oven!

 Now it’s time to assemble. Apply a generous amount of wood glue to the base.

 Turn the top over and place the base on the bottom being sure that it’s centered and fits snugly. Make sure you’ve tested the fit prior to applying glue.

 Once it’s dry it’s ready for your holiday table.

When I was making ours my husband asked, ‘What are you going to seal it with?’ Well. Sealing it is totally optional because, really, what’s safer to put your food on than fresh, natural wood from your yard. But if you’re interested in placing food directly on the surface you might decide to seal it.

 To seal ours I used a 100% natural food grade hemp oil. One or two coats is all you need!

 Wouldn’t this make a wonderful gift?!

 The uses are endless from showcasing desserts to centerpieces.

 Home baked goodies are optional but definitely a plus!

 I don’t know about you but this definitely inspires me to do more “yard clean up”.

Happy Holidays!

This isn’t the first time I’ve turned to the yard for a gorgeous {and FREE} centerpiece…

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Cake stand - 20 ideas, photo

Over the years, our kitchen cabinets can accumulate a huge amount of a variety of plates, mugs, glasses, pots and salad bowls. But sometimes, when laying a festive table, we often find the absence of such a seemingly insignificant, but often simply necessary item, as a beautiful cake stand.

But any birthday person, especially a little one, will be happy to receive a sweet surprise, not served in a simple box, but laid out on a luxurious dish with an elegant stem. In addition, you can place sliced ​​cheese or fruits on it and make it the central decoration of the buffet table.

We want to offer you 20 options for dessert plates that were bought in stores or made at home.

Purchased

  1. The snow-white lotus-shaped dish is best suited for simple, elegant pastries. It will look great on a classic plain tablecloth (Anthropologie).

  2. You can find such a glass stand with a convex pattern in an old grandmother's cupboard, as such gizmos were very popular several decades ago (Terrain).

  3. A very stylish modern option. A high transparent podium and the same dome provoke the refraction of light rays, and therefore it creates the impression that the cake inside is floating in the air (Esque Shop).

  4. Miniature ceramic coasters decorated with blue stars, perfect for fresh pastries (West Elm).

  5. For a picnic or an outdoor party, natural wood dishes are the best choice, on which you can place a delicious homemade cake or cupcake (Anthropologie).

  6. Colored coasters are worth choosing for themed parties. For example, a pink dish is perfect for a girl's birthday, especially if the table is decorated in the appropriate palette (BHLDN).

  7. A simple white dish looks modest but elegant. In addition, it is very convenient to cut pastries on it (Crate and Barrel).

  8. For those who love variety, designers offer a large selection of original shades. Among them, for example, is copper with a metallic sheen (Etsy).

  9. Vintage multi-colored glass designs are now becoming popular, which are ideal for table setting at summer country parties under the open sky (Anthropologie).

  10. This model is very similar in texture to a milk or yogurt mug, so it will look great on cakes decorated with buttercream and fresh fruit (Food 52).

DIY

  1. Turn a short glass upside down, put a round board on it, place a cake on top and cover with a glass bowl - isn't it a charming image? (A Beautiful Mess).

  2. The metal grill stands supplied with microwave ovens can also be used to serve desserts (The Merrythought).

  3. Paint the finished wood model the color you like (In This Wonderful Life).

  4. A wooden leg from an old lamp or other object looks very original, topped with a hexagonal slab of light marble (The Den).

  5. The Uniqueness of Being will add uniqueness to any dish.

  6. A light dessert intended, for example, for a wedding table, it is appropriate to place it on ordinary white plates fixed on candlesticks of the same color (Bayside Bride).

  7. With a little work, you can turn decorative animal figurines into shimmering gold mounts for dessert plates (A Beautiful Mess).

  8. Sweets garnished with fresh berries and pieces of fruit can be served on dishes placed on top of regular colored jam bowls (Camille Styles).

  9. In general, it doesn't really matter if you bought a dessert stand or made it yourself. The main thing is that its contents really please the one to whom it was intended (Kipi).

  10. Overly traditional coasters can simply be painted in gold or silver to make them a worthy decoration for your holiday (The Little Big Company).

Decor and decoration • Dishes in the interior

Rotating cake stand - glass, ceramics, metal

Professional cooks and housewives use rotating stands to facilitate and speed up the process of decorating confectionery and pastries. If you are interested in a rotating cake stand, our company recommends that you familiarize yourself with the proposed choice of execution in the online catalog, evaluate the complete set of a suitable assortment, clarify the cost and favorable terms of delivery to anywhere in the world.

Turntables for decorating and decorating

When decorating original culinary masterpieces at home or in a professional kitchen, it is necessary to use special equipment to facilitate the tasks. In particular, this applies not only to a rotating cake stand, but also to rotating stands, which can be used when decorating banquet or wedding feasts, if you want to create an appropriate effect, use an impressive entourage.

In the online catalog of our specialized online store, where a large number of all kinds of tools and confectionery equipment is collected, it is easy: decoration with one or several tiers at once;

  • find options with a beautifully designed pattern on top of the base or lightweight designs made of environmentally friendly plastic;
  • choose a rotating cake stand: in the form of a carousel; with special lining; base made of glass, wood or ceramics.
  • Among the proposed variety of designs, it is important to appreciate the creative design with pendants or the design of a rotating stand: wedding doves; angels; mushrooms or a champion cat.

    Characteristics of rotating stands

    Used for decorating all kinds of pastries, confectionery delights, where in addition to cakes, pastries, you can decorate cupcakes, tartlets, rotating stands:

    1. They are able to independently rotate cakes in automatic mode at low speed along the axis without additional effort, while ensuring uniform application of layers of cream or icing.
    2. In the constantly updated assortment of pastry chefs, there are unusual models that are designed to perform rotation of the base with lateral inclinations.
    3. Very convenient for decorating sweets, festive and solemn delights, sweets, when hands are busy when decorating, so you have to save time on rotating a confectionery product using an automatic device.
    4. They are distinguished by maximum practicality - the dessert will not move, slide, and will provide quick cutting into pieces.
    5. After the event, the paraphernalia will be easy to disassemble and wash - reliable equipment does not require special care, it will ensure hygiene with proper care and maintenance of cleanliness in the kitchen.

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