Baked to perfection
Mollie Makes|Issue 138
Up your hosting game with Emily Ashbourn’s marble-effect DIY cake stand
EMILY ASHBOURN

HOW TO MAKE A CAKE STAND

MATERIALS

  • 350g of polymer clay in white
  • 57g of polymer clay in black
  • 57g of polymer clay in grey QSmall wooden dish, 10cm (4) diameter
  • Non-stick baking sheet
  • Baking tray
  • Plate, 20cm (7 7 /8) diameter
  • Knife QNon-stick rolling pin
  • Thickness guides or marzipan spacers (we got ours from www. windsorcakecraft.co.uk)
  • Kitchen wipes
  • Pure alcohol, 95% or higher
  • Wet and dry sandpaper in grades 800, 1200 and 2000
  • Microfibre cloth
  • Kitchen towel
  • Hot glue gun
  • Varnish

Whether you’ve spent hours faffing in the kitchen or made a last-minute dash to M&S, any treats become Insta-worthy when artfully arranged on this marbleeffect make. The secret? Polymer clay. Yep, a clever bit of rolling and blending and you’re on your way to an impressively luxe cake stand.

Once you’ve got the technique down, how about making a set of these disks as fancy placemats?

01 Preheat the oven to 110ºC/ 225ºF/Gas Mark ¼ or according to the polymer clay manufacturer’s instructions. Ensure your workspace is free of dust and lint.

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