Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day Cupcakes & Pie Form Cake Stand

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)
Sharpie
Hot glue gun & glue









Now onto the cupcakes!

This is cheap but a good basic set of decorating tips

(making the pink sugar)

Easy-peazy.

Frosting Recipe
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

Directions:
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,
blending
on low until incorporated, scraping sides of the bowl. Blend until fluffy, about 4
more minutes.


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!
And while you're here be sure to "Join this site" to stay updated on all the upcoming projects! 
I have so much in store for you! 

Thanks! 
{Amy}

17 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great inspiration. I love cake stands but they can be pricey! This has so many options of what you can do.

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  2. Oh I love this stand! And that's my fav color krylon :)

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  3. Love it all! I will be trying that frosting recipe. Saw you on the weekend wrap up!

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  4. turned out so nice Amy! good job. i want to try this one- and i definitely have to make that frosting, yum!

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  5. Love the idea for the cake stand and the color you chose!

    Oh, and those cupcakes looks super delish!

    I would LOVE it if you'd link this up at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!

    http://www.fivedaysfiveways.com/2012/02/feature-friday-free-for-all-6-little.html

    Hope to see you soon!

    P.S. I'm a new follower. : )

    ~Abbie

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  6. I am in love with this idea! Looks easy and inexpensive:) Would love you to stop by and link up at at Friday Frolic!

    http://www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com/2012/02/friday-frolic-13.html

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  7. hi! thanks for the great tips! where can I find cupcake wrappers like this?

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    1. Thanks for checking out my blog Erinn! I bought these wrappers at Walmart but I saw them at Hobby Lobby also :)

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  8. GORGEOUS little stand - love the scallopy edge - how did you make the writing on the pan go away? love the color, shape - everything! :)

    www.NorthernCottage.net

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    1. Thank you! You've got a great site too! I didn't actually make the words go away it's just the picture makes it look like they aren't there. I figured that anytime I use it it will have something sitting on it so it didn't matter. I'm sure you could puddy it before you paint it though. I forgot to mention that I bought the pie form at Goodwill for $2. I'm sure you can find one's without words too :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I ADORE the cakestand!!! Would love it if you came by and linked up to my Manic Monday Linky Party!
    -Melissa
    http://serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

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  10. I'm telling you, this is genius! Pinning, and putting this on the ol' To Do List :)

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  11. Best Ideas you shared for Cup Cakes and it;s Stand.
    Stunning Icing you used on Cup Cakes.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Where can I buy the cake decorating set?

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  13. Wow!...what a great idea..thanks for sharing it :)

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  14. The recipe calls for 8oz of butter but says 1 stick. Butter has 4oz in a stick. So do I use 1 stick of butter (4oz) or do I use 2 sticks (8oz)? Sorry....this is my first time trying to make frosting on my own and I just wanna get it right. Lol. ;)

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    1. Hi so I apologize but I posted this 3 years ago. I'd assume it's a full 8oz but I can't be 100% certain.

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