Spellbinder Cupcake Stand with Surprise Compartment – Part 2

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Cake Stand Part 2 Workshop


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Shopping List

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

Scalloped Large Circle : WIZS4- 124

Memo Pins : TH92833

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 , Small Empty Pringle Pot & Used Parcel Tape Roll


Step by Step Instructions

1 Take a sheet of the 12” x 12” pink vintage shabby paper & mark at 4” intervals across the top. Measure up 3” from the bottom edge & cut away the excess paper. Trim the 3 sections so there will be 3 – 4” x 9” panels. Repeat this on 3 other sheets of paper if 12 cupcake cases are needed.


2 Secure the scalloped die in place with some low tack tape making sure the scalloped edge is placed as close to the side edge of the paper as it possibly can. Part of the die will hang over the left hand edge of the paper but this is done get maximum use out of a 12” sheet of paper. Cut & embossed the piece through the GC machine.


3 Measure 1 inch down from the top of the cut piece & draw a line from the 1” point to the edge of the first complete scallop.


4 Now to mark the other end of the scalloped piece. Measure up 1” & then measure 1” inwards from that point. Draw a line from this point to in between the 2 whole scallops.


5 Take the largest grand oval die & place the inner edge onto the pencil marks either end of the paper. Draw around the inner oval to join the 2 points together.


6 Trim along the pencil mark to make the cupcake case. Repeat this on all the other scalloped pieces. Use the off cut as a template to save you having to keep measuring the pieces.


7 Distress all the edges using the walnut stain ink pad & some cut`n`dry foam.


8 Add a small amount of the CS glue to the inner edge of the case & wrap the case around and secure the edge to the other end of the paper. The width will depend on the cake case size used when baking but this case size fits a big muffin case. Add a small paper rose & bow to finish the piece off.


9 To make the bases for the bon bon pieces take the small heart die and cut & emboss same hearts. Sand off part of the embossed rose & ink over the rose to enhance the piece.


 10 To make the bon bon covers fold a piece of cellophane so it has 6 layers & cut the film out using the largest scalloped die.


11 Place the bon bon in the centre of the cellophane & bring all sides of the film up before tying in a bow with the bakers twine. Stick the piece onto the heart base using Cosmic Shimmer glue.


12 Add some gold acrylic paint to the rim of the pot & allow to dry. Wrap some chocolates in the cellophane to add a mixture to the sweet selection.


13 Cut a few scalloped circles out of the vintage paper & distress the edges with the distress ink. Place the circles onto the memo pins to add to the finished piece.


14 Make the cupcakes & decorate then as you desire. Add the cakes to the finished cupcake cases & place the memo tag into the cake. Please make sure people know the ends of the memo pins are sharp.


15 Place the cupcakes onto the stand ready to add to the party table. Don`t forget to check out part 1 of this project as it shows you how to make the cake stand with secret compartment.


16 Here is the whole completed project using both workshops to create the end result.


17 As the cake stand layers are all nice and solid you can remove each tier and stagger them on a table to widen the display. The secret compartment tin can be then be removed to share the contents.


18 Here is a photo of the top tier being removed with the cakes on to show the sweets & chocolates inside. Why not make different colour schemes to suit the occasion. It maybe for a small wedding, a Christening, a birthday party or just for a lovely tea party with friends the list is endless.



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2 Responses to Spellbinder Cupcake Stand with Surprise Compartment – Part 2

  1. This is an amazing project!
    hugs sarah x

  2. Paper Junkie says:

    I am planning a cupcake and cards charity event next summer and this is going to be so useful!
    Thank you so much for all your clever ideas this year, I so look forward to them. May I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year Suzanne. Bless you.

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