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)
Hot glue gun & glue

Now onto the cupcakes!

This is cheap but a good basic set of decorating tips

(making the pink sugar)


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

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
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!
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  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.

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

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

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

  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!

    Hope to see you soon!

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


  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!

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

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

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

    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!

  9. I ADORE the cakestand!!! Would love it if you came by and linked up to my Manic Monday Linky Party!

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

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

  12. Where can I buy the cake decorating set?

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

  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. ;)

    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.