Tuesday, November 24, 2009

gram's party: the 'cake'

Another element of the party that I could control (since it was not at my house) was the cake. Instead of attempting to bake a cake (as I did last year), I pressed the easy button and ordered up some wonderful cupcakes from my favorite local bakery, in a variety of chocolate, red velvet and 'blackout' flavors. I gave them red cupcake liners and sprinkles to work with, since they are a pretty bare-bones operation and don't do much embellishment.

I decided to work with a stand I had long ago purchased from Martha by Mail (R.I.P.). I wanted to figure out a way to put a 'topper' on it, since the decorative white wood piece that came with the stand wasn't going to work with the look I was going for. I found a circular chipboard box in the 'wood crafts' section of Michaels, that I used to modify the top (see detailed photos above). I then covered the box with wrapping paper and grosgrain ribbon, and adhered a '2' that I glittered in silver. I was quite happy with the results!

I finished off the stand by using grosgrain ribbon along the edges, adding flags to the cupcakes (tutorial will be included in tomorrow's post) and a wooden monkey was thrown in to tie back to the invitation.

cupcake liners and red sprinkles...layer cake shop
chipboard box, '2', glitter and ribbon...michaels


Sharnel said...

Love all your party creations. Grams party was too adorable.

Pam Walter said...

The cake solution was perfect! Love the whole party theme and ideas. http://blog.sweetservices.com/sweetscandyblog/

Kim - The TomKat Studio said...

Fabulous! Love the cupcake tower and all of the wonderful paper details!

pink cupcake vintage said...

i love this! so fabulous!