Happy Throw back Thursday! My husband and I are in full Butler’s Pantry remodeling mode. I’ll share our current progress soon. But, today I want to share a few new pictures of the cake plate makeover I did a few months ago.
To recap: A while back, I found this pretty gold cake plate at a consignment store. I had one similar that I loved and when I saw this one, I immediately thought of my sweet sister-in-law. And for $10? A no brainer. So, I snatched it up!
Obviously it was missing a few crystals, but otherwise it was a great deal. I decided to give it a bit of a mini-makeover before hosting a bridal shower for my niece. After the shower I would give it back to my sister-in-law in its new and improved condition. Here is how the cake stand looked as purchased:
I had some French Pendalogue crystals in my stash, so I switched out the mismatched crystals for an easy fix. See how pretty the new crystals look? They are more substantial and of course now they all match. And the gold connectors look nice with the gold tone of the cake plate. Eight matching crystals make all the difference!
Isn’t it funny how such a small change can make a big impact? Ready for its debut!
We used my cake plate, my sister’s, and my sister-in-law’s cake plates for my niece’s bridal shower. They housed yummy buttercream cupcakes and although the three are different heights, and sizes, they look cohesive and pretty. It was a crystal chandelier-themed shower, so the crystal cake stands fit perfectly! (Hmmm. I wish I had one of those cupcakes right about now.)
The trio of cake plates made another appearance at my niece’s wedding reception. Below is the dessert table filled with all types of cakes, cupcakes and pastries. (One of Faith Elizabeth’s crystal chandeliers hung over the table for an elegant touch. She shares her Aunt’s love/obsession with crystal chandeliers! My heart is bursting with pride.)
The gold cake plate was the perfect size for the wedding cake! The stand was topped with a delicate lace doily and the combination of the gorgeous cake and crystal stand was perfection.
Here is my beautiful niece, Faith Elizabeth and her new husband cutting the wedding cake at their reception.
And I must include one of my favorite photos from the wedding day. The newly minted Mr. and Mrs. Woodard! Ah, young love. (Wedding photo credit goes to Jill Preslar Photography)
A quick before and after! A little cake stand goes from forlorn consignment store find, to an elegant stand worthy of a beautiful wedding cake!
These pretty crystal cake plates are easy to find on eBay or your local consignment or thrift stores. Keep in mind if they are missing some crystals or beads, you can probably get it for an even better price! And for the cost of a few new or vintage crystals, you can have a fun and fancy serving piece. I use mine to serve everything from cupcakes and cakes to brownies and muffins. The crystals add just a touch of whimsy and make any sweet dish seem well thought out and special. Once my Butler’s Pantry is finished, I may add another cake plate or two to my collection!
Well, speaking of Butler’s Pantries, we have lots more work to do! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day! xoxo Dell
My sister-in-law did such a fabulous job with the flowers and decorations. No detail was left untouched. The lady that owns the venue said it was the prettiest wedding they ever hosted! I haven’t been to any other weddings there, but I’m inclined to agree!