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How to: personalise a cake stand

Set your cakes off to perfection this summer by personalising a cake stand

You will need:

Metal cupcake stand (we got ours from Amazon)


PlastiKote Fast Dry Enamel spray paint


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 How to:

  1. Wash the cake stand, removing any dust or sticky marks.
  2. Prepare your spraying area – the best place is outside with dustsheets or newspaper laid out to protect the surface. If indoors, wear a mask, make sure the room is well-ventilated and the spray area covered with dustsheets and newspaper.
  3. Turn each part of the cake stand upside down and spray the bottom with Fast Dry Enamel. We used FDE in Hot Pink, Sky Blue and Insignia Red. Allow to dry.
  4. Once completely dry, spray the top of each part of the cake stand. Allow to dry
  5. Make your favourite cupcakes.
  6. Assemble the cake stand, fill with your delicious cakes and invite your friends round for tea!

N.B. Always remember to follow the instructions on the can.



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Reader projects: upcycled beach buckets

Thank you to Jamie Marsden who was inspired by Julie’s planters last month to take her daughter’s old beach buckets and turn them into flower pots. We think they look fabulous!

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We’ve sent Jamie a pack of 6 Fast Dry Enamel spray paints for her next project.

If you’ve completed a project, we’d love to see it. Do include a before picture if you have one. Send to

If we publish your project you will receive a special spray paint gift!


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Top tip: achieving the perfect finish!

It’s very easy to get carried away and start spraying without thinking about the next step. Our top tip this month is the golden rule for achieving the perfect finish: by turning things upside down! Whether it’s a table, chair, frame or tin can, always do the underside or back first. This allows you to do an unseen test area to make sure the paint is compatible and check whether you like the colour before spraying the whole item. It also means that should you move the object too soon and accidentally leave a mark or thumb print on not-quite dry paint, it will be in a place that won’t be visible.

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