Jen Causey
Jen Causey March 23, 2012

DIY | personalized cake plate

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Let’s Eat Cake! You purchased an amazing cake and special cake cutters… but you are going to serve your first piece of cake as Mr & Mrs onto a regular old plate!!?? Don’t do it!!! Make you and your honey a special cake cutting plate that can be kept to eat dessert off for the rest of your happily ever after!

Personalized Wedding Cake Cutting Plate via Something Turquoise

Supplies: porcelain cake plate {aka. salad size plate}, and a Pebeo porcelain paint pen!

I purchased these salad plates from an amazing seller on Ebay called Replacements, LTD. The beauty of this ebay shop is they sell ‘replacements’ for all major China patterns… which means their listings are for single items – like one salad plate! You might even be able to find your exact china pattern! Fantastic service and super safe shipping packaging, I highly recommend.

Personalized Wedding Cake Cutting Plate via Something Turquoise

Start with a clean cake plate. Literally write whatever you want with the porcelain paint pen! Let your design dry for 24 hours, then oven cure your plate at 350* degrees for 35 minutes and let your plate cool down completely in the oven. Your plate will now be top shelf dishwasher safe! That’s it! Cute cake plate done!

Note: this is instruction is specifically for Pebeo Porcelaine Paint, other brands might have other directions – please refer to your product for specific directions.

Personalized Wedding Cake Cutting Plate via Something Turquoise

Keep in mind that this paint is NOT permanent at first!!! If you mess up your design – it is no problem! Simply keep a damp paper towel close, and wipe away the design that you don’t want – see below. If your first coat of paint comes out a little light, carefully retrace your design.

Personalized Wedding Cake Cutting Plate via Something Turquoise

This is also a fantastic gift to make for an engaged friend!

Personalized Wedding Cake Cutting Plate via Something Turquoise

We created this darling cake place below, using the same steps as above, for The Not Wedding that was held in Cape Cod. It was a truly gorgeous event, follow this {link} to see the rest of the amazing day! Image courtesy of Shoreshotz Photography.


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Photography: Studio 11 // Diy: Jen | Something Turquoise // cake plates (actually salad size plates): Replacements, LTD via Ebay // Pebeo Porcelain Paint Pens: Michaels // red velvet cake: Bake n Broil // nail polish: OPI Happy Anniversary

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March 23, 2012

oh this is just too cute!!! i feel like there's no end to me saying, "omg I want that at our wedding too!" thanks for sharing :)

March 23, 2012

I love that you credited Bake n Broil for the cake! I am so doing this cake plate project and maybe I'll swing over to BnB for one of their yummy pies to practice eating off of it! I guess that makes it a pie plate project then. :)

December 1, 2013

Hey Jen - are these pens food safe? I see conflicting info around the web. I love the idea of getting an extra plate from our china collection to make a cake plate, but I can't figure out if it's something we can actually eat off of or not. Ps - I spent several hours last night glittering champagne coupes for the favors at our Gatsby New Year's Eve wedding inspired by your tutorial. Only 100 more to go :)

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    December 1, 2013

    Hi Bonnie! I'd go with no... but a few things to think about: With cake, it will only be sitting on the plate for a few minutes before you eat it. Cake isn't warm, so it shouldn't leach the chemicals out of the paint. If you only use it every once in a while, I think it's totally fine ~ that's why I encourage it! :) Hope this helps!