A friend had asked me for help to find a cool inexpensive cake plates to display cupcakes. Marshall's always has the best deals for beautiful cake plates, but we also found other options like making our own. One rainy night we went to Home Depot and saw cut our own trim (no one would help us!), buy a base, small leg, spray paint, and a small square of plywood (they did help us for this one). I also found 12" white ceramic round plates from Shinoda that I purchased pink and white pearls from Walmart to decorate. For my niece's christening the cake will most likely be 12" so a 14" cake plate is needed. I found really inexpensive 14" cardboard cake plates from Walmart, glued 2 together and decorated with 2 rows of pearls. The last three pictures below were posted previously, but to keep all cake plates together I reposted here. These are ceramic and glass plates from Shinoda and Walmart I decorated with pink rose ribbon and pearls.
Here are some pictures from my first trial of putting them all together: