Crafting Holidays Woodworking

DIY Engraved Cake Stand

custom cake stand

Guys, I have great news! I am so excited to be partnering with Bernzomatic for a second year as one of their Torch Bearers! That means another year of fun projects with their line of torches! To help celebrate this partnership, Bernzomatic asked me to create a fun engraved cake stand!

One of the things I love about this project is how easy it is to create a custom heat engraved project with the use of a soldering iron kit for hobby use!

Even better, this totally doubles as a fun gift for anyone getting married or having a birthday… or, let’s get real… it’s really a fun gift to yourself (and an awesome excuse to eat cake). Let’s do this.

How To Wood Burn & Engrave A Cake Stand

custom engraved cake stane

What You’ll Need:

wood burned cake stand

Bernzomatic Soldering Iron Kit for Hobby Use
Bernzomatic Butane Cylinder
Jig Saw or Bandsaw
Tape Measure

Scrap Wood
Candle Holder/Wood Base
Brush-On Adhesive
Food-Safe Finish
(1) Can Black Spray Paint
(1) Can Metallic Spray Paint

The Steps:

1. Start by spray painting your candle holder or wooden base with black spray paint. This will be the base for your metallic spray later.

pottery barn cake stand

2. While your base coat dries, use a compass to draw a circle on your scrap wood. I made my circle 9″ wide to fit a small-to-medium sized cake.

how to draw perfect circle

3. Use a bandsaw or jig saw to cut our your circle.

how to make wood circle

4. Draw or trace your design on your circle.

custom cake stand

5. Prep your soldering torch by adding butane to it.

how to put butane in hand torch

6. Heat up your iron and begin burning your design (I ended up going for a smaller design than what I originally drew). I used the round bit from the kit to create small circles.

cake stand wedding gift

I then twisted the iron to the side to create the tips of the leaves.

how to make a cake stand

7. Use a fine grit sand paper to sand away the charred edges of the wood burned design. After cleaning up the edges, make sure to sand the entire piece.

how to burn a design in wood

8. Finish your circle with a food-safe finish.

how to seal wood food safe

9. While your circle dries, spray your candle holder or base with a metallic spray.

west elm cake stand

10. Once everything dries, use a brush-on adhesive to attach the two pieces together.

how to make a cake stand

Now, display that cake (and eat it too)!

custom cake display

wood cake stand

Want to save this project for a special occasion? Make sure to Pin It!

How to make a custom cake stand

Looking for more fun projects to make with your Bernzomatic torches? Check out the other Torch Bearers here! Until then, enjoy some sweets!

This project is sponsored by Bernzomatic. All tastes in pastry, design ideas, and opinions are my own.

Sam Raimondi

Sam is a full time psychologist and part time content creator from Long Island, New York.




  • Donna Dawson

    Another wow project. Looks amazing. who knew you can use a soldering iron to create that effect. That’s why I love your blog, non-stop creativity.

    • Sam

      Thanks, Donna!

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