January 21, 2011

Fabulous Friday Find: Woodland Cake Stand

It's no secret that my favorite season is fall. Every year I drag my hubby to Julian and enjoy pie and walking in the leaves. I also love fall and rustic themed weddings. Yes, the theme has been used a lot recently in weddings, but I still love it and I enjoy challenging myself to do something new and unique every time. Owning a event planning and cake stand company really gives me the opportunity to push the envelope. I love anything edgy and different.

I don’t think anything says more "woodland rustic chic" than a cake stand made out of real wood. Are you throwing an indoor wedding and having difficulty bringing the outdoors in? How about surprising guests with 4- 5 log stands on a dessert table with mini cakes and pies on top and flowers scattered everywhere?  While searching for a new spin on my existing line of rustic cake stands I came across this adorable Do It Yourself (DIY) post that I wanted to share with you;

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.

If you are NOT a DIY bride, then place your order for a ready made stand that will sure to leave your guests talking long after your gorgeous cake has been cut. You can place an order by phone (928.446.8025) or by e-mail (CircleTheDate@ Hotmail.com)

Until Next Time...Happy Planning


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  2. You may want to be careful about insects in the wood if you are using a fresh slice....after cleaning and sanding it, you can use dry heat methods to kill anything still inside it. Or store it in the freezer for 2 weeks before you glue it together to use it.

    1. (Just in case because although it's probably fine, that would be a terrible surprise on your big day)

    2. (and let it thaw for 24 hours before gluing so that glue will set properly on the wood's surface)


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