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Lori Horton
Lori Horton is the owner of Celebrations by Lori in Pittsburg, Ks. With over 15 years experience in the bakery business, Lori opened Celebrations in 2000. She is always out front with the most unique ideas in cake and cookie decorating for all occasions. Celebrations is also on top of the industries' latest trends and products with the area's largest selection of baking and cake decorating supplies. Open Monday - Saturday, Celebrations can be reached at 620-231-5700 or at www.celebrationsbylori.com
Candy, Chocolate & Sweets
2012-10-03 10:04:07
How can I display cupcakes?
A- Cupcakes make everything so much easier when it comes to a party. No plates, no forks, the ultimate self serve item! But they do look a little bland just setting on a plate, so what do we do with them? Cupcake towers, of course! There are several commercially available stands if you use them enough to invest in a professional style or at cake shops you can even rent large stands for events like a wedding where you may be serving several hundred cupcakes. However, for the average home birthday party or shower, a cute or funky homemade stand may be just what you need. I'm attaching a couple of pictures of some great stand ideas found on, you guessed it, Pintrest! The first one is a combination of cake boards covered in wrapping paper to match your party theme with ribbon glued to the edges to dress it up. Then painted soup cans are glued between the boards to give the perfect height for decorated cupcakes to stack beautifully between. The second pic has a little more of a vintage feel to it and does take a little more tool savvy to complete. Still, pretty easy and really cool! Start with a set of oven burner covers and paint them whatever color you like. Then with some steel wool, give them a little rub to look more distressed. Next take some pieces of table legs or even leftover banister railing and cut to 4 or 5 inch lengths, making sure those cuts are perfectly level on the bottom. Paint these pieces to match, distress and they are ready to assemble. Use a heavy duty glue like Gorilla Glue to ensure your stand is nice and sturdy. I've even seen different sizes of dinner plates glued to candle sticks to match a stand. Have fun with it and make something that will go with any type of party or maybe matches your home decor to blend right in. Whatever direction you go, be ready to give out the directions to all your friends, because they are going to love it!
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