For years, I’ve used this Anchor Hocking Glass Cake Stand and love it. It actually doubles as a punch bowl when you invert the base and set the lid into it. It’s the perfect season for cookies, but I needed a way to keep them covered, so I decided to make a simple acrylic lid from 1/4" to set on top.
A smaller version would do nicely as a cake plate to fit inside the whole dome and make clean up even easier.
I do really wish there was an easy way to merge the paths in these while still keeping them as simple line vectors so they can be scored much much faster than rasterizing and then engraving. I’ve tried everything I can think of in Illustrator and there doesn’t seem to be a way to do it other than by hand two layers at a time. Too much work! So I opted to just engrave it which took an hour. If anyone has some clues to how to do this better, please share. I even tried exporting in super high resolution then doing an image trace to convert it back, but no go.
Fun and easy every-day projects!