DIY Wooden Cupcake Stand

DIY Wooden Cupcake Stand

I don’t mean to sound paranoid but going into the hardware store to design this DIY Wooden Cupcake Stand gave me a mega dose of *sigh* paranoia.

The uneasy feeling began as soon as I parked my Corvette in the contractor’s parking lot.

I honestly didn’t know if was because men are naturally attracted to sports cars or if the male stares were wondering what kind of building supplies would actually fit in the hatch and I’m blonde.

Surely the blonde factor doesn’t apply here?

DIY Wooden Cupcake Stand

I mean…seriously…the store stocks nuts and screws!

What’s the big deal?

And that’s when I took a deep breath and made a calm decision that it was probably raging testosterone car admiration.

Sashaying toward the front entrance, I gained a smidgen of confidence just knowing that there are times I’ve gotten smirks and chuckles from both sexes when shopping at the local Sam’s Club and that’s okay ‘cause I’m an expert on arranging purchases.

And just between me and you, I sincerely enjoy seeing amazement on faces when smugly closing down the hatch.

It’s always ‘high-five’ time on my steering wheel.

But the rednecks inside the hardware store had a completely different look on their faces. And those ‘eye squints’ with the ‘raised eyebrows’ were the ultimate worse. Those rude men would glance at my face and then stare in wonderment at my breasts.

What the heck? Did they ever watch the news?

So…not…cool.

The worst part was, I got all the way to aisle B-17 before bending over to check out the wooden buns to realize that it wasn’t my breasts getting all the ogles, it was the blasted Canon camera strapped around my neck.

Boy…did I feel…??

DIY Wooden Cupcake Stand

Yep, that’s when I got my ‘mojo’ for this DIY Wooden Cupcake Stand blog post. And to not ‘bore’ you with all the redneck guy photos that are now on my Canon while overcoming a traumatic trip to Lowe’s, I’ll spare your eyes with a suggested list of supplies.

 (3) Ash Bun Foot 

(2) High Old English Wood Table Leg Bun Foot

(1) Square Taper Hardwood Bun Foot

(1) Display Cake Board Footed Round 35 cm (13.7 Inch) 

Natural Unfinished Wood Napkin Rings

Clear Contact Paper

Spray Paint (color of choice)

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Mosey on over for the Pokémon Cupcakes and  Pokémon Cupcake Toppers to compliment this one-of-a-kind cupcake display stand.

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Brenda Broadway, Sugar Artist & Blogger

Glowing Fondant Ghost Topper

Glowing Fondant Ghost Topper

Illuminated with a flameless tealight, this Glowing Fondant Ghost Topper gives off spooky vibes!

And who can resist an adorable little ghost, glowing invitingly in the dark? It’ll take your Hallows’ Eve party table, ‘over the witches moon!’

Casting a magical ‘BOO’ spell, this spooky ghost will create a ghostly party theme floating as a cupcake topper or as an illuminating accent on a plate full of goodies.

Afterall, the guests are anticipating the boo’s! You can’t disappoint them….can you?

Here’s a sweet treat for your bag of goodies! Behind the Cake has a tutorial & YouTube video,  ‘How to make Halloween Cupcakes.’ The cupcakes are ‘bootiful’ for a Hallow’s Eve decorating party for your ghosts and witches and creatures of fright.  Simple spooktacular fun!

Hope you enjoy this Glowing Fondant Ghost Topper tutorial. Thanks for dropping by. Take off your boots & sit for a spell.

And while you’re here, mosey on over and take a gander at the Halloween Fudge. Its nostalgia with a spooky twist!

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Glowing Fondant Ghost Topper

Add Tylose to a small ball of white fondant; wrap with saran wrap and set aside.

Knead Model Magic into a oblong and continue to shape the form size that’s needed for the ghost. Allow to dry for a few hours or overnight.

Note: the form must be firm enough to hold it’s shape.

Roll out the white fondant thinly; use the 4″ biscuit cutter; protect and cover fondant lightly with plastic wrap.

No biscuit cutter? With a pastry cutter, cut out the fondant into a circle shape.

Wrap the form with saran wrap; twist into place and trim away any overlap on the bottom of the form.

Center the circle cut out piece of fondant over the form. Gently stretch and smooth, keeping the bulk of the fondant towards the backside of the ghost.

Shape the fondant. Avoid making creases by using a paint brush for the folds. Smooth gently.

Lift the bottom of the hem to create movement. Add small cut pieces of paper towels between the fondant and saran wrap.

Allow the qhost to dry for a few hours or until the form holds its shape.

Carefully loosen the bottom edge of the ghost with a pallette knife. With fingers, grab the twisted edge of saran wrap and gently pull the fondant away from the mold.

Once the ghost is free from the mold, wad up saran wrap and place inside the hollow fondant for support; set aside to dry.

With a circle cutter the size of the LED tealight, cut out a piece of fondant; set aside to dry.

The cut out piece of fondant will sit directly onto the cupcake’s icing and will be a base for the LED tealight.

Press a tiny piece of black fondant into the mini eye shapes mold; clean the edges with a palette knife. Place into the freezer for a few minutes; unmold.

Attach the eyes with a small paintbrush and a dab of water.

If your hand is steady and true, draw the eyes with a black Bakerpan finetip food color pen.

And now you have a spooky ghost! Happy Halloween!

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Brenda Broadway, Sugar Artist & Blogger

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