Doll Play – Make An Easy Cake Stand for Dolls

How to make a cake stand for dolls

First of all, Happy 13th Birthday to my daughter Natalie today!!  Today’s doll play activity from Anna is perfect for the occasion!

Your doll’s table will be ready for any party with this fun looking, easy to make, cake stand.

How to make a cake stand for dolls

Don’t limit yourself to cake though!

How to make a cake stand for dolls

It’s a fun way to serve any doll food!


To make the doll cake stand you will need:

  • duck tape
  • lid from a jar (mine is an applesauce lid)
  • 4 milk or water bottle caps

1.The Top 

Let’s cover the top of the cake stand.  Lay down a strip of duck tape that is larger than your lid by at least 1/2” on the sides.  Add a second piece of tape to completely cover the lid.

With scissors, cut slits about 1/2” apart all the way around the outside of the lid.  This will  prevent wrinkles on the curved edge of the lid.

Wrap each cut piece around the sides.

2. The Sides

We are going to give the sides a smooth finish.   With the tape end in hand, line up the tape edge and the edge of the cake stand top and start wrapping around.  Wrap and line the edges up, all the way around.  When you get close to where you started, cut the tape.

This is what it looks like on the bottom of the cake stand.  Cut slits along the extra tape and wrap each piece towards the bottom of the cake stand.

Work your way around, until it is all completed.

3.The Stand

To start the stand, we are going to cover a milk cap.  It is very similar to the way we covered the cake stand top.  Center the milk cap on the tape end with extra tape on each side.  Cut the tape end so there is extra tape on all sides.  Just like the cake stand top, cut slits in the extra tape and wrap around the edge.

Position milk caps on the tape end.  Line up the bottom cap with the edge of the tape.  Set the caps side by side and roll them along the tape.  Cut and finish the roll.

Cut slits in the extra tape.  Push the tape tabs back so they lay relatively flat.  These sticky tabs are going to connect the stand to the cake stand top.

With the cake stand top laying upside down, center the stand and press.  With your finger, press the tabs and make sure they are secure.  All done!

Now for the goodies!  We have cookies and candies and cake.

Our cookies are mini ornaments, our candies are real sprinkles, and I made the cake out of felt.

Make a doll cake stand to serve up some of your doll party food!

Thanks so much Anna for another fabulous doll play idea! Visit the Doll It Up site for more fun or visit her on Facebook, too!

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  1. bailey says:

    ok hope the party goes well

  2. Venus says:

    Oh snap! I completely forgot about Shunday Sowcase! :O

  3. iloveag says:

    OMG!!! Char, are you going to the 11:00 thingy at tysons corner for the debut of saige??? i am! it would be hilarious if i saw you!

  4. Dakota says:

    @Venus Shunday Showcase when everyone is shunned *in a announcer type voice

  5. Kananirulz says:

    Wanna go to the debut just might yay

  6. Dakota says:

    Hehehe I just was watching one of stephenswodsadancers vids of Kenna’s debut at the K.c. store and I was in it!

  7. Dakota says:

    I will be going 2 Kc

  8. Dakota says:

    @ venus “wait i don’t wanna be shunned” * in a whiney voice

  9. Dakota says:

    I have gone to the marigrace debut, kanani, kenna, caro, and store debut,(wasnt open 4 lanie) i go quite frequently I love the k.c. store

  10. Char says:

    I don’t think we are going to get there right at 11. It depends on what time we get up and moving – plus it takes an hour to get to Tysons from my house.

  11. Venus says:

    You shall all be shunned on…..
    *plays dramatic Lord of the Rings music*

  12. Paige says:

    Char, will you please post the Sunday Showcase?

  13. Lily Starr says:

    Happy Birthday Natalie. That cake is so pretty, I would like to see a tutorial on that.

  14. Ryan F says:

    When is the next giveaway?

  15. Ryan F says:

    and happy birthday Natalie!

  16. Molly W. says:

    lol I’d love to meet up with you Char at Tyson’s corner one day, but it’s unlikely, considering I first have to convince my parents to take me. :P UHOH! Moi just realized that tomorrow is the last day of 31 Days of Doll Play. D’:
    Venus~ I think you made a typo that said “Sunday Sowcase” (where you forgot about it) and I read it as “Sunday Snowcase”! XD

  17. AGTLCREPAIR says:

    Happy bday Nat!!! ????????????????????????

  18. Sarah says:


  19. Dakota says:

    “Shunned day showcase, Where everyone gets a chance to be shunned” In a annoying announcer type voice

  20. McCall says:

    Ok how does everybody know eachother ???

  21. Nicolette says:

    To cute

  22. Dakota says:

    DD is one big happy family, McCall!

  23. Venus says:

    That’s right, McCall.
    We are family~
    I got all my sistas with meeeeeee~
    *destroys McCall’s eardrums with Venus’ twisted form of melody*

  24. qtlol10 says:

    Happy birthday, natalie!!!!!!

  25. qtlol10 says:

    Tots right venus!

  26. elise says:

    Happy birthday Natalie! The cake stand is sooo cute!

  27. McCall says:

    Is tomorrow the last day !!! ???

  28. McCall says:

    I hope not !!!

  29. Chloe says:

    a fun way to make a edible doll cake is for 18′ doll use 2 pop tarts, stack them, Ice them, and decorate them. for a 12′ doll use oreos!

  30. AGMcKenna94 says:

    Will you please keep 100+ Days of Doll Play up untill summer of 2013? I know its a little late asking this, but thanks!!!

  31. Alicia says:

    so pretty! Im going to make that

  32. Avery says:

    Happy late birthday Natile:)

  33. Ella says:

    this is cool but i dont have duct tape.
    ps i am just asking when is the next craft coming up

  34. Char says:

    Ella – Karen’s crafts will continue on Fridays and we will have a second regular doll play/craft feature on Tuesdays starting next week.

  35. Alex17 says:

    Thanks for the nice comments everyone!

  36. Ellie says:

    Wow! Great for a kitchen or birthday party or any party!!

  37. Kailey says:

    Cute idea! Happy Birthday, Natalie!

  38. Sarah says:

    Happy Birthday Natalie! I loved being 13! And very cute idea!

  39. AG 4 ever :) says:

    Happy 14th birthday Natalie! Or, is it 15 this year? Anyways, happy birthday! ;D

  40. BratayleyGymnastLuv1989 says:

    lol the time for doll diaries comments are still an hour ahead : b

  41. BratayleyGymnastLuv1989 says:

    “Just thinking about tommorow, clears away the cobwebs and your sarow, tll there’s none, when I’m stuck with a day..” Oh sorry! i just saw the new moVIE ANNIE and its awesome!

  42. Kristen L. says:

    Cute craft! Happy Birthday Natalie!

  43. BratayleyGymnastLuv1989 says:

    ‘sniff’ I’m crying right now… GOODBYE ISABELLE!! ): ): ):…..But hello Grace!!

  44. Char says:

    13 – I updated the post.

  45. Katie M. says:

    @BratayleyGymnastLuv1989 (wow that was hard to type lol) Me toooo!! I LOVED it! Isn’t the music SO great?!

  46. AG 4 ever :) says:

    Oh. Alright