Tutorial: Cake Stand. A candle holder, a plate, and some glue! For this particular stand, the candle stick holder is from the dollar store (& spray painted white) and the plate is a salad plate from the Easter line at Target. Total cost = $2.79 Glue around the rim of the candle holder. Stick the two together and let dry. Then, voila, an adorable cake stand for next to nothing!