This past weekend, we got together at my friend Cree's house (Shannon's mom) to make tiered cupcake stands. We got the original idea from the blog, Giver's Log, but ended up having to change some of the necessary materials in order to put the whole thing together. (We just couldn't find the proper candle stick holders anywhere!)
We got off to a good start, drilling holes in each decorative plastic plate we had purchased for the project. The drill bit got pretty hot during this process... I think I even saw it smoking a little. Yikes!
But as we came to the step of assembling the stands, we realized that the threads we purchased were too long. Boo.
Shannon, Cree, and Beth try to assemble the pieces.
Back to the drawing board...
Luckily, Cree's husband, Robert, was able to use his hack saw to shorten it. Once we found the right length, Beth, Alfonso, and Jason shortened the rest with a little team work.
Beth takes a stab at the hacksaw.
Alf gives Beth a hand... or should I say foot?
Jason is the missing piece. Success!
Although we were happy with the results, the project was one of the more labor intensive projects I have ever done. Now I just need a good cupcake recipe so I can test out my finished product... Mmm... Any suggestions?
"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first."
- Ernestine Ulmer