This DIY cake stand is an easy project that can be made to fit any color scheme. This pretty cake stand will elevate your cake to the next level.

DIY Wooden Cake Stand. Round White frosted cake with pink sprinkles on top of a orchid wooden cake stand. White plates, forks and green floral napkins in the forefront. - Skip To My Lou
Make Your Beautiful DIY Cake Stand

Today I am highlighting the Pantone spring color of 2014, Radiant Orchid. It is fun to use these Pantone colors in projects.

Related: Previously I used the Pantone spring color of 2013 to make a DIY Lemonade Stand.

If you are needing a way to showcase that cake for your next party grab some tools and let me show you how to build this wooden cake pedestal.

Supplies for the DIY cake stand

Wooden cake stand supplies

  • 2 thin pieces of 3/16 inch finished plywood (10-inch squares)
  • about a 4 3/4 inch square with a routed edge
  • about a 3  3/4 inch square with a routed edge (you can also use millwork accent blocks or pieces of wood found at the craft store
  • 2 -2 1/2 inch wood screws
  • drill
  • fine grit sandpaper
  • wood filler
  • paint
  • paint brush
  • wood glue
  • heavy objects or clamps
  • 1 wooden deck spindle 2X2X36″
  • 1 package of dollhouse trim (found at the craft store)
  • saw.

How to build a wooden square cake stand

  • Cut a piece from the middle of the wooden spindle with a saw.
DIY cake stand. A middle piece of a wooden spindle has been cut out. -Skip To My Lou
  • Drill pilot holes in each of the routed square pieces and also the spindle.
DIY Cake Stand.  Middle piece of spindle and the two wooden routed square with pilot holes drilled in the middle. -Skip to Mu Lou
  • Stack the wooden squares together and place the spindle on top. Screw these three pieces together from the bottom of the largest square. Counter-sink the screw.
DIY Cake Stand. The two wooden squares are stacked together and screwed into the spindle with a counter sink screw. -Skip To My Lou
The two squares screwed to the spindle sitting on a table with the square pieces making the base. -Skip To My Lou
  • Screw one piece of the finished plywood to the top of the pedestal.
One piece of the finished plywood being screwed to the top of the pedestal using a drill. DIY Cake Stand  -Skip To My Lou
  • Glue the second piece of finished plywood to the first piece of finished plywood. I used Gorilla Glue, but I think Elmer’s wood glue would work just as well and be easier to handle. Remember, Gorilla Glue expands so it is very important to clamp the pieces together or use heavy objects to weigh the boards together. I flipped the cake stand over and placed my drill on it and books on the base.
DIY Wooden Cake Stand. Second piece of plywood glued with books stacked on top to weigh the boards together along with the drill. -Skip To My Lou
  • Once completely dry cut strips of the doll house trim and glue around the edge.
DIY Cake Stand. Strips of doll house trim glued around the edge of the cake stand. -Skip To My Lou
  • Fill in any spaces on the top where the molding met the plywood with wood filler. Allow drying then sand.
DIY Cake Stand. Cake stand top, sand paper, and tube of wood filler. -Skip To My Lou
  • Sand the entire cake stand.
DIY Wooden Cake Stand that has been sanded. -Skip To my Lou
  • Give the cake stand a couple of coats of your favorite Pantone color.
DIY Cake Stand. Image of Pantone color 2014 radiant orchid used to paint the cake stand. -Skip To My Lou
  • Now you are ready for any party color scheme.
Completed DIY cake stand displaying a white round frosted cake with pink sprinkles on top. White plates, forks and green floral napkins in foreground. -Skip To My Lou


If you have any food safety concerns I place my cakes on a cake board so the cake is not directly touching the painted area.

Thanks, Lowe’s for providing me with a gift card to purchase my supplies!

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  1. The color of this cake stand is gorgeous! I love this so much:) Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks everyone! It really wasn’t hard and they would be so easy to customize the color for parties!

  3. I love this! It’s so bright and colorful! It’s just the inspiration I need to start attempting to use some power tools. I’m pinning this one. Thank you!

  4. I love this! This is so much cuter than the traditional glass cake stand you see in stores! I’m definitely going to try this with my favorite color, turquoise 🙂

  5. A festive occasion is always enhanced by a beautiful cake on a stand. This easily made one is perfect.

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