DIY Cake Plate • Pizza pan with butter knives

So here it is…my first DIY cake plate! And it cost me a whole dollar!!! Can’t beat that!
cakeplatewithknifelegs1After checking out all of the inspirations I showed you, I ended up at the dollar store. I loved the idea of using the pizza pan but I couldn’t find a base that would work. My clever husband, however, had the perfect idea!
cakeplatediysuppliesOur friend, Rick, had recently given me a box full of old silverware that he had been hoarding storing in his garage. By luck I found three matching knives with lovely, old, worn handles and the silver matched the pizza pan perfectly!
markingknifestobendSince we wanted all the legs to bend at the exact same spot, I marked them with a Sharpie. The marker wiped right off when we were done.
bendingknifeforcakeplatelegLee, the hubby, bent them all for me using a pair of pliers.  Since the knives where old, he was very gentle with the bending so as not to go too far and snap the blade off.
bottomofcakeplateUsing a super scientific method to find the center of the pizza pan (I completely eyeballed it!!!), I added E600 to the bottom of the knife blades. Not shown in the picture is the frustration of trying to hold three knives down at the same time! I ended up putting a piece of wax paper on top of the blades and then a heavy bowl so they could stay flat and dry overnight. In hindsight, I should have done them one at a time so as to avoid the super messy glue job that you see in the photo. Oh well, live and learn! No one should be looking at the bottom anyhow!!
knifelegoncakeplateI think it is a fun and unique cake plate! It does have one fun little perk…if placed on a slick surface, it has a bit of suspension, so I won’t be putting any super big cakes on it!! It works way better on a fabric surface.
cakeplatewithknifelegs1As for the cupcakes displayed on top…those are for another post (find it here!!).  Just a hint…have you tried painting on fondant?

I am super happy with my newest DIY project! Did the inspirations from my round-up give you some ideas? Did you try making your own cake plate? Share what you did in the comments below!


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45 Responses to “DIY Cake Plate • Pizza pan with butter knives”

  1. Lee Sindet says:

    Nice job luv…and thanks for the credit!
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  2. very nice, this is a good idea and inexpensive too! :-)

  3. MA says:

    Cool….very different…..out of the box thinking!

    Love, MA

  4. Suzette says:

    This project is soooo cute! I will have to give it a try.
    Visiting from The SITS Girls.

  5. Judi says:

    That is amazing! LOVE it!! So creative and seems so simple to make! I love vintage silverware too and you found a great way to re-purpose!
    Thanks for sharing your creation ~

  6. Such a clever idea! And so pretty too!! Coming over from Debbiedoo’s Pinterest Party…
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  7. This is so clever! Love your take on the DIY cake platter! Thanks for linking at The Inspiration Gallery!
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    • Consie Sindet says:

      Thanks, Janel! I try to never miss the party! I give alot of credit to the hubby for thinking up the leg idea!

  8. Very clever! Wow! Thank you so much for linking up with us this weekend at One Sharendipity Place!!
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  9. Andrea says:

    Cute idea. I couldn’t have thought of it. #sitssharefest
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    • Consie Sindet says:

      Thanks, Andrea! I was so excited when my husband came up with the leg idea! Made the whole cake plate!

  10. JaneEllen says:

    Now that’s really using imagination. Using the knives that way is super brilliant, love love it. I’ts different than I’ve ever seen. I’ve got to make a cake plate this way but first I’d better head to the $store. Need me couple of those pizza pans cause there might be a rush on them after people see your genius cake plate. Will look at thrift store also for some old knives. So glad you shared this project. Happy 4th.

    • Consie Sindet says:

      Thanks, JaneEllen! I do love the pizza pans! I am trying to think up some other ways to use them. Happy 4th to you as well.

  11. So cute…although my track record with crafts and my husbands horrible messiness with glue leads me to the conclusion that one of us would end up in the hospital if we tried it! Visiting from SITS :-)
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    • Consie Sindet says:

      Thanks for visiting. Take my tip about gluing each leg separately to heart!! There was a lot of cussing involved with gluing all three at the same time! But I say go for it anyway!

  12. Mariann says:

    This is so cute and it’s going to make for a great conversation piece! I LOVE DIY/Craft projects that are actually do-able!
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  13. Such a fun and quirky idea! (Great photos too.) I’m SO trying this.
    New friend visiting from SITS :)
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  14. Sande Sivani says:

    Clever! I saw the same sort of thing done using 4 forks, bent and glued to a metal bowl and than the whole thing was painted and made into a planter. Thanks for sharing.
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  15. Bethany says:

    What a great idea! Love it, so cute!

  16. Genius! I love the use of the knives :)
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    • Consie Sindet says:

      Thanks, Brenda! It would look great with some of your totally fun sweets on top!! Great ideas on your blog! And I love how your son finally confessed to keeping pop tarts in his desk…too funny!! Have a great 4th!

  17. SherryO says:

    This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing it at our Super Sunday linky party and hope you’ll be back to share more of your fun ideas!

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  18. New Follower and I love this idea!

  19. ang says:

    Hi Consie,
    I’m stopping by from the “From Dream To Reality” link party – I just love this! You’re so creative! I’m now following you on Twitter :)
    Happy Wednesday!
    – Ang

  20. BeBetsy says:

    Very creative – cupcakes look great on top of it!

    Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. We’d love it if you link back to BeBetsy. -xo

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  21. Susan says:

    I absolutely love this repurposing project! How fun that the knives are the legs of the cake plate. I’m pinning now. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday.
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  22. Hannah says:

    This is super cool. I wonder if E6000 would be strong enough to attach the bottoms of the knives to another pan so you could make a multi-tiered one, or if that would be too heavy to stand up anyway. Look at me, thinking of ways to serve a whole bunch of cupcakes at once! I almost never cook for people.

    You should post this on Kollabora, the crafting community I’m part of—the decor section has been looking a little sparse of late.

    • Consie Sindet says:

      Thanks, Hannah! The E6000 would be strong enough. It would be the knives I would be worried about. Once you bend them, they are a bit weaker. I will definitely check out the crafting community you mentioned!

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