Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Craft Project: Cupcake Pedestal

S'more Cupcake on Small Pedestal

The idea occurred to me that I've never seen a cupcake pedestal. Sure I've seen dessert pedestals in various sizes but never one scaled for a cupcake. I was curious if any product existed. After a quick search, I discovered that their were in fact cupcake pedestals. But the ones I found were tall and made of plastic. I wanted something a little more formal and so the cupcake pedestal was created (picture above). It took just a few minutes to make and the supplies cost under $2 minus the glue. These would make lovely eco-friendly wedding favors. Simple directions below.

Supplies:
One small plate
Glass candle holder or shot glass
E6000 Glue



I purchased this small plate and candle holder at the thrift store. You'll want the plate to be smaller than an average size teacup plate. The plate I found happened to be a child size teacup plate measuring about 2 3/4" inches in diameter. If you decide to purchase your items at the thrift store, test out your plate on the selection of small candle holders. I turned the candle holders upside down and began placing the plate on the candle holders to find the perfect base. When searching for both items keep in mind the proportions of cake pedestal since you're trying to create a mini version of it.

Turn the candle holder upside down, and place the glue on the top of it. Center the bottom of the plate on top of it. Let the pedestal set up overnight. Done.



22 comments:

Dina said...

That is so adorable and clever. I love it. I'd also love the recipe for the cupcakes! They look yummy!

kawaii crafter said...

Dina,

I got the recipe from Martha Stewart, here's the direct link:

http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/chocolate-graham-cracker-cupcake-with-toasted-marshmallow

I was lazy and didn't make the frosting. Instead I just put marshmallows on top of the cupcakes and broiled them for a few minutes.

Kristin said...

Cute - love the mini pedestal!

Stephanie said...

This is ridiculously cute! I love how simple it is. Great idea!

Anonymous said...

absolutely adorable! Will have to make these soon for the hospital bake sale...thanks!

Pink Little Cake said...

What a great idea! I have to try it, it will be great for a gift.

Deanna said...

Super cute! Will be on the lookout for the pieces.

Jnette said...

Adorable and very "green" of you. I just love it!

Kara said...

This is such a cute idea! The cupcake looks yummy too. :)

dagsa said...

what a darling idea! thanks for the recipe link too!

FoundProdigalDaughter said...

what a fabulous idea! Love it!

alittlebitofscrap said...

LOVE IT! So adorable :)

Ayie said...

the cupcake is just so adorable there with your own pedestal! i can never doubt your creativity =)

OmMama & KraftyKatina said...

Wow! These are beautiful! Thanks for the great post : )
-C

Eli's Lids said...

Love it!! My mom makes similar cake pedestals. We are giving away 3+ on my blog next month :)

Ali said...

Wonderful idea!

productof1987 said...

these are AWESOME! they would be so cute for a little dinner party! :)

cherie... said...

can't wait to make some!
thanks for sharing x

Anonymous said...

your cupcakes looked DELICIOUS. care to share the recipe for them???please???pretty please???!!!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

OMgoodness! That is an ADORABLE idea. I will be doing this for sure. Thank you for the inspiration!

Val

Deb said...

I love making these but never thought to make one this small! Thanks for the idea.

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Made these a few days ago. Post here:

http://goddesshobbies.blogspot.com/2009/09/ecolovies-cupcake-pedestals.html

The kids LOVED them... thought they were the best thing ever. :) Thanks again!

Val