DIY cupcake stand

Monday, October 25, 2010

Everyone else is doing it, so why not me?? {haha} I've seen tons of super lovely DIY cupcake stands and I wanted to make my own. I found these two adorable plastic plates at Walmart during the summer just for this purpose. I actually saw a blog post by someone else who used these same exact plates to make their cupcake stand.. so I was inspired, you see. I don't remember who it was, so if it was YOU let me know! 

I found this odd looking little piece at a yard sale in the free box!

I spray painted it white and it works great as the middle piece. To me it seems the perfect height, because those little candle holders were too short-- I tried it.. didn't like it.

I used Gorilla glue for attaching the top smaller plate to the middle piece, but the glue expands more than I'd hoped and it looked messy (good thing it was only under the top plate where it won't be seen much). For attaching the bottom plate I just used a super glue gel. Works for now!

Isn't it lovely!

I think it turned out so cute and I plan to use it for others things as well!.. fruits, crackers and cheese, and other finger foods.  

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin muffins 
3/4 c. white sugar
 1/4 c. vegetable oil 
 2 eggs
3/4 canned pumpkin
1/4 c. water
1 1/2 c. flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. ground cloves 
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt 
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
 1/2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips

Mix sugar, oil, eggs, then add water and pumpkin. 
Add to bowl of dry ingredients. 
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. 
Bake at 350-375 for 20-25 minutes.


Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

very cute!

Leah (old account) said...

So Cute! I Love the plates!!

Sweet Nest said...

I like! Will have to make a Christmas plate for my breakfast nook! :)

Cari said...

Cute! Going to keep my eye open at the thrift stores. Yes, gorilla glue does expand :(