I’ve realized after blogging for a little over a year now how much sucker I am for anything rustic. Yes, the theme has been used a lot recently in weddings, but I still love it and I don’t think anything says more “woodland rustic chic” than a cake stand made out of real wood pieces. 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?

diy rustic log wedding cake stand

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.

What it Cost
Wood Plaques $3.99 – $5.99 each
Tree Limb – Free from our wood pile!
Wood Glue – $3.35
Project created by Laurie Cinotto


Comments (20)

Monica | Reply

Where did you find the wood slices/plaques? This is beautiful! Thanks :)

Morris | Reply

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Anna | Reply

This is beautiful. A wedding cake stand made of nature. I love it!

Nancy | Reply

do you need to seal the tree stump with anything?

Liz | Reply

Where did you get the adorable yellow ceramic love birds?

bodaclassic | Reply

Original and very beatiful!!!

Kimberly Smith | Reply

Were could I get the wood from ..

Brautkleid verkaufen | Reply

Wow! I like this piece of cake! I like very much the birds, kissing… love it!

abiti da sposa usati | Reply

Mmmm… Great cake! Fantastic!

www.elisanegro.com | Reply

Love the rustic mood and style. Simply, dreamy and so romantic.
The wood slice is very interesting.

abiti da sposa usati | Reply

Perfect cake for a perfect weeding :)

brautkleid verkaufen | Reply

Love birds in weddings! They match with love…

robe de mariée occasion | Reply

This is wonderful. Merci!

Sandra Winston | Reply

Can’t wait to get started on my son wedding, loving all that I see!

Consulente Elisa Negro | Reply

Fantastic natural and romantic idea.
I really love the “back to the nature” mood.
In my next trekking session in the woods I’ll look for some similar piece of wood to use to serve cakes to my visitors.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Tiffany | Reply

This is really unusual idea for the dessert!

Pen My Paper | Reply

Thank you for sharing this brilliant idea with us! The cake stands look so beautiful! I love the way you decorated the cakes with the little birds and everything. I am definitely going to consider making some wooden cake stands the next time we have a wedding in the family!

Plia Designs | Reply

You are doing a well. Really all look nice especially the cake stands. You can also use a few small LED light below the cake stands. It makes more beautiful.

John | Reply

nice article

John | Reply

Really good article !

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