March 31, 2009


Thinking about the baked goods masterpieces at the Easter Show reminded me of my mother’s cupcakes.

Enough to make you drool, and though these ones were made for Chrismukkah last year, I tend to think they would also do well at an Easter Sunday lunch.

Very colourful, festive and isn't this picture of them just too Martha Stewart Living?

Speaking of the Divine Ms. Stewart, peace be upon Her, she just about wrote the damn book on cupcakes so get thee to the kitchen with a few of these recipes that will have everyone's mouth watering at Easter.

I am of the rather daggy opinion that cupcakes simply taste better if displayed on a stand. I know, yawn, it’s such a dull take on things I almost fell asleep just typing it. But I’ll stand by this one. And because I love you all, I have a quick DIY Cakestand for those (I imagine the vast majority?) who don’t happen to have a stand kicking about.


You Will Need:

  • Cake boards: 1×8″, 1×10″, 1×12″
  • Polystyrene cake dummies 2″ high: 2X5″ and 2×6″
  • Satin ribbon for the cake board and the polystyrene cake dummies
  • Wrapping paper (pick a cute, Easter-y design.)
  • Glue stick and regular craft glue
  • Sharp scissor
  • Pencil
  • Metal Pins
Step 1:
Glue the dummies together with craft glue and leave to dry completely.

Step 2:
When the dummies are dry, glue the ribbon to the dummies with craft glue. The easiest way to do this is to apply glue around the surface of the dummy. Then pin one end of the ribbon and start wrapping the ribbon firmly around so it slightly overlaps, right to the other end and pin it there as well.

Step 3:

Lay the cake boards on the wrapping paper and trace around the outline of the boards. Cut out the circle neatly with your scissors.

Step 4:

Thoroughly coat the boards with the glue stick and paste on the wrapping paper circles.

Step 5:

Secure a ribbon to the side edge of the board, dab some craft glue around the board and wrap it around to overlap the edge and re-pin in place.

Step 6:

Assemble the tiers on-top of each other. You can glue them together for extra security.

Ta da! Looks fabulous and, really, just is too easy and too cute not to do.

This tutorial was based on one from Cake so check it out for more ideas.

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