Cakes get all the love. It’s time to show some appreciation for the ones really doing all the work – the cake stands. No reason why they can’t get dressed up for the party too! Cake stands with a flat outer edge work best for this project.
Step 1: Unroll a length of crepe paper that will wrap around the diameter of your cake stand. Cut the color you want as the bottom scallop at 4”. (You may have to adjust your lengths depending on the height and diameter of the cake stand you are using).
Step 2: Fold crepe paper strip in half, fold again, and fold in thirds again. You want to end up with a 3” x 4” (or thereabouts) rectangle.
Step 3: Cut the long edges to create a half oval shape, leaving the paper attached at the top right and left sides (as if you are making a paper doll garland).
Step 4: Place double stick tape around the edge of the cake stand, every few inches or so. Affix the bottom color scalloped paper to the cake stand.
Step 5: Take your second color crepe paper, and repeat steps 2-4 – with the exception that the length of these scallops are slightly shorter (about 2″ or 2 ½”).
Step 6: Take your third color crepe paper, and repeat steps 2-4 – with the exception that the length of these scallops are even shorter still (about 1 ½”). If any crepe paper rips, it’s very easy to go back and tape up a replacement section. You can do two layers, or four or more. Experiment with different colors and lengths of scallops.
Photography by Tim Gibson