I already have a serious thing for ruffled streamers like the ones used to make backdrops for Avery’s Sweet Shoppe party, Emma’s rainbow party, and Tressie’s little monsters party. Now ruffled streamers are on to a whole new level with this creative idea from Louise at Cake Journal: a ruffled DIY cake stand!

How to make a ruffled streamer cake stand

Seriously, how cute is this? And easy too. You only need a few supplies: round styrofoam cake dummies, craft paper, crepe paper, ribbon, and thread, plus around-the-house tools including glue, tape, and scissors.

The version shown here is the basic model: one tier, one color, and a simple ribbon tie. It’s beautiful just like this, but if you want something more elaborate but you could go to town. Make more than one tier… make each tier a different color… add all sorts of ribbons, buttons, bows… you could really get creative with this project!

How to make a ruffled streamer cake stand

Round styrofoam cake dummies. You can also use square or rectangular cake dummies (To make the stand shown, I glued two 2″ round dummies together)
Craft paper and crepe paper sheets in matching colors
White craft glue and a brush
Pencil & scissors
Double-sided tape
Needle and cotton thread that match the color of the crepe paper
Ribbons & embellishments

Step 1:
Trace the outline of the cake dummy onto the craft paper with a pencil and cut out with scissors.

Step 2:
Add white craft glue on the top of the cake dummy. Use a brush to smooth it out.

Step 3:
Place the piece of craft paper on top and give it a good rub so that it stays in place.

Step 4:
Cut out long strips of the crepe paper sheets in the same height as the cake dummy + 2-3mm. Fold it down the middle so that you can see where to sew. Next, unfold the crepe paper strip and sew with a simple stitch down the middle of the crepe paper strip. Gently pull back the crepe paper to make ruffles. Close with a few stitches. Repeat making more ruffled strips until you have enough to cover all around the cake dummy.

Step 5:
Add three rows of double-sided tape all the way around the cake dummy. Then add the ruffled strips of crepe paper. Give them a light press so that they stay in place!

Step 6:
Add some double-sided tape on top of the stitch all the way around the cake dummy. Cut a piece of ribbon and place it on top of the double-sided tape.

Now you have a sweet ruffled cake stand that is ready to be used. Though you can of course add more embellishments to the cake stand if you like!


Re-posted with permission from Louise of Cake Journal. Thank you Louise!