Mrs. Fixit: Cake Pedestal

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May 16, 2010 6:41:32 AM PDT
Cake pedestals aren't just for cakes. They can add some height and interest to a table. You might think they're expensive, but with a little ingenuity, I can show you how to make your own for practically nothing.

All you need is a plate or platter, some sort of smaller cup or bowl and some waterproof glue.

Make sure that your pieces are clean and dry. I picked these plates up at my local discount store for just a few dollars. If you like the antique look, comb your local thrift stores or tag sales.

Decide how you want your pieces to go together, experiment with different placements until you're happy with it and then apply a good quality waterproof glue to the upper edge of the bottom piece.

Carefully place the plate in place on top of the bowl and press it into place.

Lay a piece of foam or fabric on top of the plate and then put a heavy object on your new pedestal to weigh it down.

Use varying sizes of dishes and you could make a create your own tiered server too! I'm Mrs. Fixit and it's just that simple!