Uses for Plastic Cake Domes

September 25, 2008

plastic cake domeI bought a cake for my daughter's birthday and I was trying not to waste anything. So I decided to use the cake platter and clear plastic lid as a mini greenhouse. I can start some of my perennials in January, so by mid June I should have quite a bunch of plants to plant.


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January 9, 2016

We occasionally purchase cakes from the grocery store deli that come with those plastic domed lids. I saved the last couple, sure I could figure out something useful to do with it. Well, I realized they make great heat savers for your plate of food if you're not quite ready to eat. Also, they would be great for summertime to place over plates and avoid bugs on your food. These are both things that have come in very useful for us, hopefully they will for you too. :)

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March 17, 2005

When making a large salad to carry to a potluck dinner, use a plastic cake server, turned upside down. I did this for a seven layer salad.


The salad showed nicely through the clear plastic, and the "bottom" of the container makes a convenient lid.

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December 22, 2009

Does anyone have any idea of how to make a recycled craft using a plastic cake keeper? I am thinking of trying to make a decorative wall hanging or so on?

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December 22, 20090 found this helpful

You can hot glue plastic flowers to it for a pretty wall hanging, good luck.

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April 18, 2011

If you purchase a cake or pastry from a grocery store bakery, they come in quite a nice, sturdy, see through plastic container. If you peel slowly, the labels come off easily.

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