It's been years now that I've been saying "I need a cake stand". Why I never bought one is beyond me, however, since I never did buy one I decided now's the perfect time to MAKE one!
Then when I decided to make one I thought "I can't show it without some delicious cupcakes to display on it!" So that lead me to my next decision to get baking...yum!
Hope you enjoy this two-in-one cake stand & cupcakes post!
Here's what you'll need for the cake stand:
Pie form or something similar like those stove burner covers (found this pie form at Goodwill for $2)
Spray primer (Hobby Lobby 30% off)
Spray paint (color of choice, I got mine at Hobby Lobby 50% off)
Candle stick (I bought this one at IKEA for $5)
Hot glue gun & glue
Now onto the cupcakes!
This is cheap but a good basic set of decorating tips
(making the pink sugar)
I took a cupcake decorating class at a place called What's Cooking and they gave me this recipe. It's the BEST frosting for easy decoration and it's super tasty!
8 oz unsalted butter (1 stick), room temperature
4 oz shortening, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
2-3 Tbsp milk
4 cups powdered sugar
Combine butter and shortening in a stand mixer on medium-high until creamy, about 3
minutes. Add vanilla and milk and blend. Add powdered sugar, a cup at a time,
on low until incorporated, scraping sides of the bowl. Blend until fluffy, about 4
Fold down the edge of the frosting bag to eliminate mess.
Squeeze the frosting all the way down to the tip.
For this frosting design I don't use a tip, it makes it fatter.
Sprinkle the pink sugar over the frosting.
Happy Valentine's Day & Happy Crafting!
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