Oh Boy did we have fun last weekend! Our beloved Captain Black Bean "Grant" turned one. The pirate theme was an easy decision since not only is his nursery done in Pirates but every one of our baby showers were a pirate theme. So, as a result we ended up with a lot of pirate party decor! The guest list ended up huge so we served hot dogs (Sea Dogs), baked beans, macaroni and potato salads as well as some Rum Punch for the Buccaneers. Dessert included Key Lime, Lemon, Mocha and Cotton Candy flavored cupcakes adorned with Wave Cupcake Wrappers by K Dezign Studio and Lemon Sugar cookies by Sweet! Cookies By Kelsey as party favors.
The Terracotta Cupcake Tower:
Work time: 30 minutes Wait Time: 48 hours
This is a super fun project that doesn't take a lot of time to make but makes a big impact and not to mention breaks down for multiple other uses and easy storage.
Assorted sizes of terracotta pots and saucers
I used 14", 12", 10" & 8" Saucers and (2) 6" & (1) 4" pots
E 6000 Epoxy Glue
Step One: Center the pot in the saucer. Mark with a pencil or marker
(it's ok if you have to remark you'll be covering it up later anyways).
Step Two: Glue the pots to the saucers. Staying within your marks center the narrow end of the pot onto the inside of the saucer. Glue each pot and saucer together individually.
Step Three: Stack & Cure. The beauty of having such a heavy medium to work with is that there's no need to add weight to help the glue set, the saucers do all the work for you. Set them up and don't touch or move them for 24 hours.
Step Four: Spray painting. I used a standard glossy spray paint, however if you are painting yours a lighter color I would suggest a couple of coats of primer as well. Waiting 5 minutes between coats spray 2 coats evenly beginning with the tiers right side up (not pictured sorry!). So to clarify start with the pot and saucer standing exactly how you would use them when planting flowers, bowl side up. Don't worry about painting the inside of the pot that part isn't seen. Depending on your spray paint it should be dry to the touch in 20 minutes at that time flip the tiers over and paint the bottoms. After the 2 coats have been applied leave alone for another 24 hours to completely dry and set.
Step Five: Stack and fill with goodies
|This combo of sizes held 4 Dozen Cupcakes and the cake on top|
Bare Tower Another way to stack the tiers
Now the beauty of this baby is that it can be used as a cupcake tower OR as individual cake stands. The sky is the limit on decorating them as well. Can't wait to use mine for Easter Brunch!! Hope you like it, if you have any questions you know where to find me!
On to the next project.
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