Monday, August 29, 2011

Cupcakes, Cupcakes everywhere and not a one to spare

The cobbler's children have no shoes and this baker ate no cupcakes haha

We had a super busy weekend, baking up a storm over here . . . Wedding Cupcakes. Although I would much prefer a baking storm to Hurricane Irene, hoping all of you are safe and sound!

Since they were all white cupcakes I wanted to display them on a bright stand, but spending $20+ on something to display cupcakes was not really an option. A simple white stand is worth the investment, but something crazy that might only get used a few times in it's life isn't.
So, a trip to a second hand store to look for some lonesome, one of  a kind dishes was in order.
I think that when shopping secondhand you have to keep your options open, and that's exactly how we snagged these flower dishes and hideous cups for $6. I had originally planned to buy one large dish and three smaller dishes but when I found this little set I couldn't pass it up!

A tube of silicone and 12hour drying time later the cups were stuck to the plates,


And we had a cupcake stand :)

Add some white wedding cupcakes,

 a little banner and it's complete.

The cupcakes were rainbow sprinkle, with white icing, and little fondant flowers. I wish the pictures did them justice, but the white on white on white doesn't really show up well on camera (kind of like me haha).


I hope you liked our $6 cupcake stand as much as I do! It's funny because we made it to save money on something we didn't plan on using often, but I want to use it all the time now :)


Total Cost: $6 for plates and cups
                   Tube of silicone FREE (left over from another project) but if you don't already had a tube lying around it's another $4!
I think this project would be great with some mismatched plates and some candle holders in between, or super cute coffee mugs! It was so easy!! I hope you'll try it!
Linking to:
The Lettered Cottage

17 comments:

  1. Super cute! And, the cupcakes look delicious. I sometimes use scrapbook paper to dress up my plain white cake plate.

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  2. Brilliant idea! and I'm seriously impressed with the cupcake icing!
    xx

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  3. Super cute Ashli! Are they all glued together or just stacked?

    Many Blessings,
    M.

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  4. Very cute! Cupcakes look delicious too!

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  5. Once again you outdid yourself. BOTH the cupcakes AND the stand! Amazing!

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  6. Absloutely beautiful!!

    Would love a tutorial (with detailed and in depth directions fitting for a two year old, and photos every step of the way, please):) the next time you decorate cupcakes like that! HOW do you get thae frosting to look SO PRETTY?? Whenever I try to make flowers or swirls they look all mushy and blobbly and VERY amateur.

    Louise

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  7. Pretty! I bet they were yummy too!

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  8. So, so pretty....the stand and the cup cakes!!

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  9. They are all siliconed together! I didn't want to risk any toppling :)
    and
    I will definitely do a step by step cupcake icing post the next time I make cupcakes :)

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  10. Soooooo cute! There is nothing I enjoy more than hitting the thrift store and since I only work 3 days a week I usually have time to hit one or 2 a week. Love finding the unique items and treasuring them.

    Your little stand is thrifty at it's best!

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  11. That is really cute and as I love to bake cupcakes, I might try to build such a nice cupcake stand for the next occasion... *it's my daughter's birthday very soon ...*
    Jule

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  12. That is so cute! I think the one you put together is cuter than the stands you could find at the store. Love it!

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  13. Wow, that is totally adorable!
    Also, I want a cupcake.

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