Take Brunch to the Next Level With DIY Mini Cupcake Stands
We’re in an entertaining mood at the moment, planning brunches and birthdays and showers, oh my! So, when we found these adorable cupcake stands, we thought they’d be perfect for cupcakes topped with Stephanie Izard’s Cheesy Chippy Crumble. To get the ideas flowing, we’ve got some design inspiration to share with you below.
We played with three different prints, experimenting with dots, lines, squiggles, splotches and punchy fruit prints, but the possibilities are endless with these easy-to-use and dishwasher-safe pens.
– Porcelain Cupcake Stand
– Porcelain Paint Pens
– Scrap Paper
Seriously… that’s it!
1. On a piece of scrap paper, press down repeatedly on the tip of your paint pen until ink starts flowing.
2. Draw on your designs with the paint pens.
3. Let air dry for 24 hours and then bake in a 300ºF oven for 35 minutes to cure.
4. Wash in dishwasher or with a soft sponge in between uses.
Doesn’t get any easier than that! Grab your favorite plain serving stand and show us what you’ve got.
On a piece of scrap paper, press down repeatedly on the tip of your paint pen until ink starts flowing. Test out a few designs on your scrap paper to get a feel for your design and the paint pen.
Start drawing your designs! For this one we went with a bright orange and yellow citrus print, starting out with orange wheels.
If you make a mistake, just wipe it away with a wet paper towel, dry your stand and continue drawing. Your design won’t be set in stone until you bake it in the oven.
Next we added a few lemons for variety and little black polka dots to make the whole thing pop.
So fresh and so clean!
For our next design, we went for a more painterly look with faux brush strokes and teeny polka dots.
Check out those faux strokes!
And for our final design we went crazy with stripes, dots, squiggles and blocks of color.
Once you’re finished, let your designs air dry for 24 hours and then bake your stand in the oven for 35 minutes at 300 degrees F to cure and make it dishwasher safe. SCORE! And if you don’t have a dishwasher, clean it with a soft sponge in between uses.
Put that stand to work and pop a cupcake on top, like one of these salty sweet Cheesy Chippy Crumble topped cupcakes!
Wondering how we transformed LAY’S® Wavy chips into a delicious crumble? Check out the full recipe here, created by Top Chef and James Beard Award Winner Stephanie Izard. For more recipes, head over to the LAY’S® Wavy Cookbook.
Stick around to see what amazing designs our co-oppers come up with. We’ll be sharing their masterpieces on the site soon!
What designs would you draw to jazz up a plain cupcake stand? Tell us in the comments below.
This post is a collaboration with LAY’S® Wavy.