Spellbinder Cupcake Stand with Surprise Compartment

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Cake Stand Workshop


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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinder Grand Scalloped Ovals : WIZLF -111

Grand Ovals : WIZLF- 110

 Grand Labels 1 :WIZLF-161

 Small Rose Border : WIZS4-164

Classic Scallop Circle : WIZS4 – 124

 Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby Paper Stash : TH92824

Wonder Tape – WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available

Cosmic Shimmer Glue : CSGLUE

Grey Thick Cardboard – Often Free Backing Board within Card Packs

Tim Holtz Distress Inks Walnut Ink Pad : DPWALNUT

& Distress Stain Walnut Stain : DSWAL

Creative Expressions Non Stick Craft Sheet –  300mm x 400mm : CRAFTSHEET

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

 Idea ology Design Ruler : TH92481

Antique Copper Screw Brads : BRADAC

Grungeboard : TH92715

Bakers Twine : BT001

Craft Knife , Cellophane,  Small Empty Pringle Pot & Used Parcel Tape Roll


Step by Step Instructions

Take a sheet of the plain grey board (often added to strengthen card packs) alternatively  stick 2 sheets of 300gsm card together for the same effect. If you have the Grand circle dies then cut the largest circle out. As the board is thick, place it through the Grand Calibur machine, turn the boards over & cut again & the circle shape will have cut through.


2 If you require a larger circle to fit muffin size cakes on the display then draw around a side plate. Here the plate fits the whole width of the A4 sheet & will make a good size area for the cakes.


3 Once the circle has been drawn, cut the circle shape out and set aside for later. Cut 2 circles for a stronger platform.


4 The centre column for the stand can be made using an empty small Pringles tin as it has a lovely solid base or why not cut a width of grungeboard & secure it into a cylinder using the screw brads for detail.


5 If the stand is needed for smaller fairy cakes then an empty parcel tape roll is a great size for the stand or it can be used to the lift the base layer.


6 Cut 2 panels using the TH vintage shabby paper & the 3rd largest Grand labels 1 die. Use the 2nd largest Grand labels 1 die to cut 1 panel in beige & 2 pieces in the grey board.


7 Using the circle as a template to cut a piece of matching paper & glue the piece to the card circle using the Cosmic Shimmer glue.


8 Distress the edges of the circle using some cut`n`dry foam & the walnut stain ink pad.


9 Use the Walnut distress stain to go around the grey edges of the circle to add a uniform look to the piece.


10  Cover 1 piece of the grey board only using the beige panel and then add the pink panel to the piece using foam tape for added dimension. Distress the edges with walnut stain. Set this panel aside to cover the braded lid panel later.


11 Decide on the height levels for the stand. Here the parcel roll has been inked using the walnut distress stain & will sit at the bottom of the stand to raise it up off the table.


12 A Pringles tin is used to be the central raised stand. Lay the tin down & cut a width to cover the tin. Secure the paper onto the tin using the Cosmic Shimmer glue.


13 Stick the remaining labels 1 panel onto the reverse side of the thick board before finding the centre of the piece. Now punch 4 holes through the Pringles lid & covered grey board.


14 Place the brads through both pieces to secure the lid onto the panel.  The panel can now have the lid added to the pot & it can be removed as and when it is needed.


15 Take the already prepared panel & place it over the brads to cover the piece and to make it a stronger surface.


16 Add strong glue to the rim of the parcel tape roll.


17 Place this in the centre on the reverse side of the circle base tier of the stand.


18 Here is the basic cupcake stand along with the secret compartment.


19  Part 2 of the workshop will show how to make the cupcake cases using the Grand scalloped die & will also show how the little bon bons are decorated .

This project would suit so many different occasions depending on the colours used & would make a nice project for a children’s party, a wedding or a christening.



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One Response to Spellbinder Cupcake Stand with Surprise Compartment

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    This is a bit bonkers – but I love it! Can’t wait for part 2.
    Love as always

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