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DIY Cake Stand using the Cricut Knife Blade

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Learn how to make your own Cake Stand with the Cricut Maker and the Cricut Knife Blade. The Knife Blade makes crafting your own party decorations as easy as – cake!

How to Make a Cake Stand with the Cricut Maker by Pineapple Paper Co.

DIY Cake Stand with Cricut Maker Knife Blade

Okay, I am going to be honest here for a minute. I have a problem. I collect cake stands–a lot of cake stands.

I have no less than four areas in my house that I have cake stands stored. I keep some of them on display, but for the most part they are stacked away until I need them for a party or photo shoot. And although my husband says I have enough (ha!), I’m always on the look out for more.

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I don’t have a lot of colorful cake stands–most of the time I buy different styles of white because I use them so much more often. Cake stands that are a specific color are generally used for one or two parties or photo shoots and then they sit in storage for months before I need them again.

When I got my Cricut Maker, I couldn’t wait for the knife blade to be released so I could start cutting ALL the thick materials! I finally got a chance to craft with the Cricut Knife Blade, and the first project that I HAD to make was a DIY Cake Stand!

With the addition of the Knife Blade to the Cricut Maker tool selection, it really opens up the possibilities of projects that you can make with your Cricut machine. The Cricut Knife Blade can cut materials up to 2.4mm thick, including the new Cricut Chipboard that I used to make this DIY Cake Stand. The Cricut Maker is the only machine that has a unique Adaptive tool system that allows for professional-level cutting and the future expandability into other tools!

Items Needed to make the DIY Cake Stand:

Cricut Maker (it’s the only Cricut machine that can use the Knife Blade!)
Cricut Knife Blade
Cricut Chipboard
Mod Podge or other sealer for Chipboard
-Paint Color of your choice (I used Martha Stewart Crafts brand)
Cricut StrongGrip Cutting Mat

Cricut Knife Blade with Cricut Chipboard, Cricut StrongGrip mat, and craft supplies

How to Make a DIY Cake Stand with Chipboard

Open Cricut Design Space and head over to the Cake Stand design we created–you can open it right in Design Space by clicking the link below:


The most important thing to remember when cutting thicker materials (like Cricut Chipboard) with the Cricut Knife Blade is that you have to make sure that your design fits within a 11×11 inch area on the mat. That is because you’ll be moving the little white star wheels in the machine and you don’t want them to catch your material.

The top of the DIY Cake Stand has a pretty scalloped edge and is 10″ round.

You can see in the below picture that the white star wheels are moved the whole way over to the right and they totally miss the edge of the Cricut chipboard. When cutting chipboard you need to remember a few things:

Tips for Cutting Cricut Chipboard:

-use a Cricut StrongGrip mat (it’s really sticky!)
-tape around the edges of your material with masking tape (or something similar), as it helps keep the material down while the Knife Blade does its work.

If you’re used to using a Cricut machine, the first thing you’ll notice is that the Knife Blade takes a lot longer to cut your design. That’s because the  knife blade makes several (or a lot) of passes to make sure you get a clean cut. The blade will cut right through the masking tape, so you don’t have to worry about that.

Cricut Maker cutting DIY Cake Stand with Cricut Knife Blade

Look at the small cut the Cricut Knife Blade is making on the bottom piece of the cake stand. Such a great tool to use!

Cricut Maker cutting DIY Cake Stand with Cricut Knife Blade

Once you have all of your pieces cut, you can remove them from the mats.

DIY Cake Stand Pieces with Cricut Maker

How to Assemble a Cricut Cake Stand

Because chipboard in general is made from lots of little pieces of compressed material, if you would like to paint your chipboard project, you first need to seal all of the area you plan to paint. I used Mod Podge and it worked great! If you skip this step, the chipboard will soak up all of the liquid in the paint and the layers of material can separate.

Once your coat of sealer dries, you can assemble your cake stand and paint it whatever color you’d like! Because I dream of having a collection of Jadeite cake stands, I chose to paint mine a light green color.

DIY Jadeite Cake Stand with Plates and Flowers by Pineapple Paper Co.

For extra stability, you need to glue the base to the cake plate piece. I used hot glue. Also, when displaying a cake, a lot of paints are not food safe, so make sure you put parchment paper or a cardboard round underneath your cake.

DIY Jadeite Cake Stand by Pineapple Paper Co. made with Cricut Maker

Now you have a custom cake stand that you can use for displaying cupcakes, a cake or other small treats.

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  1. Have you ever made the 10″ cake rounds or cake circles like the Wilton ones? I have been trying with corrugated boards, but they don’t seem to stay in place on the mat with the masking tape. I will keep trying – any ideas?

    1. Pineapple Paper Co. says:

      I haven’t! Are you using the strong grip (purple) mat with the tape? I usually run a brayer or a large scraper over the chipboard, so if you have the corrugated with the smooth outside, maybe try that?