Friday, December 16, 2011

Cupcake Stands

This will be a quick post today.  I can't believe how much stuff we have to do before Christmas and before company gets here!

We needed a quick gift for seven wonderful people at the kids' school who have gone above and beyond caring for and being there for our family.  Unfortunately, I thought that we had more time, not remembering that school is out TODAY!

This is what we made:

They turned out very cute and they were remarkably cheap.   You'll need twenty four hours so some pre planning is necessary but the project itself is quite fast.

You will need a plate and a bowl per stand and some good glue.  That's it!  I like E6000 glue because it's SOLID when it cures.  I bought my plates and bowls at Target.  They're the melamine plates and pretty cute, I thought.  The bowls were $2.49 each and the plates were $2.99 each.

Clean the bottoms of the bowl and plates with rubbing alcohol and let dry.  Apply your glue to the bottom of the bowl and the bottom of the plate, attach and you're done!  Let it dry and cure for the 24 hours.

I put seven cupcakes on each plate.  The cupcakes were made from a Devil's Food cake mix and I added a couple of spoonfuls of the peppermint mocha International Foods' Coffee mix.  It gave it a light, minty taste taste that wasn't too overwhelming.  I frosted them and sprinkled crushed candy cane on the top.  To keep them from getting squished, I put them in a small drinking cup before wrapping the entire thing in cellophane.

I had most of the items here that I needed so actual cost out of pocket was less than $6 per stand.  I could have gone a lot cheaper if I had visited my dollar store but, honestly, it didn't occur to me until after I had attached the plates to the bowls.  At that point, it was too late to get a refund!

The gifts were wrapped and delivered.   On to the next thing on the list!

Merry Christmas!

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