Custom Cake Stands For Any Occasion
With a range of holidays on the horizon, you may be looking for a way to take your confectionary displays to the next level. Once again, we can turn to epoxy resin when we’re aiming for something creative and inspiring in our lives. Today, let’s talk about cake.
Or, more precisely, cake display stands. If decorating the tops of your desserts with sprinkles and multicolored icing isn’t quite enough, consider a custom cake stand display.
Rest assured that our epoxy resins are FDA compliant when properly mixed and cured. Simply allow it a full week to cure after pouring before any food comes in contact with it. As a result, applications like cutting boards and dessert stands are possible for custom creation inspiration.
DIY Tiered Cake Stand
To set yourself up for success for your DIY cake stand, you will want to purchase one of the resin cake stand molds available online. Typically, these kits include molds equivalent to a stand of varying tiers and the means to attach them all together.
We recommend using our ProArt Epoxy for this particular project. It’s a two-part epoxy resin formula that is perfect for artistic and crafty applications like this! Always make sure to read over the product’s instructions before use and wear proper safety gear, such as safety glasses and gloves.
First, you will want to combine equal parts A to parts B in equal proportion. ProMarine Supplies’ ProArt Epoxy Resin is measured in a simple 1-to-1 by volume ratio. Thoroughly combine both parts for about five minutes. You will want to mix slowly, as well, to avoid introducing bubbles into the mixture.
If you want to dye the cake stand a specific color, add your colorant now. We recommend one of the many colors available in our Pro Mica powder pigments!
Simply divide your epoxy into separate cups and dye them accordingly. Keep in mind that a little bit of color goes a long way, so start with a small amount before adding more.
Now, mix the color in properly, and repeat for all the colors you want to use.
Next, it’s time to grab your molds and pour. Blend colors, dye each layer a different color, or add in a pinch of gold flakes or silver flakes! This part is ultra-customizable, so have fun with it! In this specific guide, we used three different colors and then later added gold flakes.
If you want to blend the layers between colors, you can use a popsicle stick to gently push them together, as shown below. You can also create a marbling effect by moving the colored resin around with toothpicks.
If you decide to add gold flakes, you can use a toothpick to help you precisely place them where you want before the resin cures.
If you’re concerned about bubbles, use a blow torch, heat gun, or hair dryer to eliminate them. Hold the heat source 4 to 5 inches away from the surface of the resin and move it around to pop the bubbles. When using a blowtorch, be careful not to torch the mold. Likewise, if using a hairdryer, do not blow any of the resin out of the mold.
Once you have finished customizing the trays, allow them to sit somewhere clean to cure. Let them cure for the appropriate time stated in their instructions.
Then, it’s time to de-mold! Gently pull the mold from the resin until your pieces are free. You can also use a sharp utensil to clear away any resin that might block the holes in the center of the trays.
Assemble your tray according to the instructions that came with the mold kit and your piece will be complete! As mentioned before, remember to let this piece cure for a week to ensure FDA compliance. For more information about our resin and its FDA compliance, check out this post.
Once this is all done, you can display your pastries with pride! Create your own tiered cake or DIY cupcake stand for any occasion. Birthdays, weddings, and festive holidays will shine brighter with the presence of your masterpiece.
Talk to Us at ProMarine Supplies
If you have any questions about this guide or anything else, you can contact us or visit our FAQs page. You can also reach out to us on any of our social media platforms and share all your resin crafts with us!
Happy crafting to all!