Monday, October 15, 2012

DIY: Cupcake Stand

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Last weekend I baked for my first ever wedding. I also provided the cupcake stands.
Being that I needed them them for 150 cupcakes, making my own seemed like the best (after procrastination) option. Totally Pinterest inspired!



I ended up making two types of stands. One of which is SUPER easy, the other is a bit more involved. Both should be made at least 24 hours ahead.  I have to admit, I did make them 12 hours ahead and everything was fine.

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Let's go with the easier one. I basically glued together a spray painted wooden clock face and a candle holder! SOOOOO SIMPLE

Supplies:
1 - flat wooden piece/clock face. Any shape, spray painted the color of your choice. Thoroughly dried.
1- Candlestick holder with a flat surface. Cleaned and dry. No dirt!
1- E-600 glue

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Directions:

Mark out the center of underside of the plate. Apply glue to the topside to the candlestick holder. Place the glueside of the candstick holder to the marked underside of the plate. Weigh it down with a few books and wait 24 hours.

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Once dry, decorate with lace, ribbon, etc.

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A bit more complicated stand... but not really. Involved.

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Supplies:
3 to 4 - cake rounds, would not recommend any more or less.
1 - vase, candle vase, terracotta pot. If using a pot (spray paint to desired color)
Length of ribbon in desired color to cover the full circumference of the cake rounds
Hot glue gun with sticks
Mod Podge with foam brush
Pencil
Craft paper in desired color, design
E-600 glue
Scissors

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Directions:
Trace one cake round onto the underside of the craft paper. Add 1 inch around. Cut the round out and cut a slit from the edge to the marked edge of the cake round. Cut all around about 1/2 inch apart.

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brush mod podge on the cake round as well as the back of the craft paper round, keeping away from the cut edges. Place the cake round onto the craft paper, keeping inside of the marked space. Next, using mod podge or the glue gun, fold and glue the cut edges onto the underside of the cake round.

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Set aside for a hot second. Take the remaining cake rounds and stack glue them using hot glue. Top with covered round. Next, glue the ribbon to the exposed edges of the stacked and glued cake rounds using hot glue.

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On the understand of your plate, mark the center of the round where the stand will go. Mark this place. Apply E-600 glue to the side of the stand that will join the plate. Press down firmly.
Weigh the pieces down. I used some cooking books!

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24 hours later, turn it right side up and use as desired!

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Ideas for bases: wooden spools (LOVED these for a bigger stand), glass cases, wooden candle stick holders, terracotta pots

Ideas for plates: Thrift store plates, wooden cutouts

Cover with dollies and decorations! OR a cupcake from a Walking Dead party you attend. Super stoked to eat this today. Real life!

Overall these were fun and I'm obsessed with perfecting them!

Cheers!

*i





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