Have you ever wanted to give a special little treat to somebody, but couldn't find the right packaging? If you have, I have the perfect solution. A mini cake plate!
On Saturday I was sitting at home waiting for the air conditioner repair guy to come, looking for something to do. I was sifting through my stash of all things crafty when I happened upon a tiny terracotta pot and dish. I don't know how long they'd been occupying space in my craft room or even why I bought them in the first place (probably to make something I saw on Pinterest that I forgot long ago), but I happened to be in the mood to make something from them then. I kept digging through my (surprisingly) small supply of trims and embellishments and found a bit of lace, some stringy yarn, some pearl and flatback pearl trim, a flower that I'd made that was just waiting for the perfect project, and some mulberry flowers I bought from the $1.50 bins at Michaels. I broke open my brand new bottle of warm white craft paint, grabbed some light pink paint, and went to town. This cute little cupcake plate is the result.
I know what you're thinking. Cupcakes are so cute on their own, they hardly need any help being cuter! I totally agree. The best part of this project is that you don't have to use it for a cupcake! Any small item would work. It just has to be something that you want to really showcase! For example, this little plate is going to go in my daughter's room with a mini picture frame on it. But wouldn't it also be cute at a place setting for a sweet little tea party or little girl's birthday party? You could put a mini dessert on top for later, or even a name tag to assign seating and send the plate home as a favor. The sky's the limit with this one!
Wait, what's that? You're curious about the cupcake? You want a better view?
That, my friends, is a cupcake from Cravings, an adorable little shop here in Utah. It's an Almond Joy cupcake. It's a hard job, guys, really, taking pictures for a blog. But somebody's got to do it.