So, no recipe today, instead a fun way to display a scrumptious dessert like this one we posted last week, or some cute cupcakes. You can also use it as a display piece for just about anything you want. Here is my inspiration piece, my friend made it and gave it to me for Christmas (thanks Deni!!!). I used it as a centerpiece on my table with Christmas ornaments from the dollar store embellishing it.
I know you’ve seen these all over the blogosphere, but I have to tell you I think I’m addicted to buying pieces for and making these. I have made six so far, and am not ready to stop (be forewarned if you are my friend, you might get one of these for your birthday, I’m just saying). So here are a couple of my favorites, I had a hard time taking pictures because of lighting in my house and my camera battery being dead (so I was using a camera I wasn’t familiar with).
I love the pretty scalloped edges on both these plates, but especially the top one. I also love the white “milk glass?” cups, I thought the all white was perfect. I think this one is going to have to stay at my house.
Here is is all covered with yummy cake bon bons, but you can see the detail at the plate edges better in this picture.
I found the top plate at one of my local thrifts and bought it to go with another plate, but it looked to perfect as the third tier with the embossed detail on the other plates that it just had to be triple tiered (I left a bottom glass off this one so that it wouldn’t be too tall to store)
This is the one I wrapped up and gave to my darling friend Anna for her birthday. Robin’s egg blue is her favorite color, so I totally scored with this one.
The tutorial for these is pretty easy. Pick out plates and glasses you think look good together. I then used Locktite epoxy to stick the pieces together. Here’s a couple of tips that my friend who made mine gave me. First, when applying the epoxy to your glass, hold the side you are applying it to down and apply it, otherwise the epoxy will run up the glass and you will see it. Also, if your plate or glass or work surface isn’t 100% level, once applied your glass might slide, if so hold in place for a few seconds and once the epoxy starts to set up you shouldn’t have a problem. I attached the glasses to each plate, then waited about 5 or 10 minutes for it to start to cure and attached them to each other (I then let them sit undisturbed for 24 hours to fully cure). Esay peasy! (Sorry for the novel, but I didn’t even show you all of the ones I’ve made).
My favorite part about these, the price!!! Even including the cost of the epoxy none of these cost me more than $5! I picked up all glasses and most of my plates at the local thrift stores (the rest of the plates I got at either Ross or Home Goods on clearance). The epoxy I bought at Walmart and Home Depot. I washed everything in the dishwasher before I started, then hand washed them again before I put any food on them.
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