Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cake Anyone?

I just finished up a cake plate for my Etsy shop, and I have to confess that I absolutely love painting them! I've had a difficult time finding a supplier for cake plate bases, and I used to just craft my own. I recently found a supplier for the bases though, and I ordered a few. :) I really just love kitchen/baking items is general, because in my dream world I bake all the time. I hope to someday get to all of the baking I want to do...I'll meanwhile just have to get my fix from painting cake plates! ;)

"Rosaria" Cake Plate
~Sold~ (Thank you, Janie!)




Since I used to craft my own cake plates from wood plaques, platters, and candlesticks - I wanted to share these super fun tutorials I found on making your own cake plates! Check out these lovely glass ones from "Armelle" made from sundae cups and plates from the thrift shop:



I see so many pretty glass dishes at the thrift store, and I always wondered what I could do with them (like I need an excuse to buy even more goodies from the thrift store). Here's another cool use for thrift store plates and recycled flower vases from "Design Sponge":



and lastly, I think these vintage inspired cake stands are lovely with the crystal drawer pull added:

8 comments:

Pili said...

Wow, really, Leila! That's totally gorgeous!
I love baking, and a stand like that is just too gorgeous to hide in any way!

Mother's Moon's Message said...

well I snoozed and did I lose.. I didnt purchase the foot stool when I first saw it... so.. I didnt wait til the last minute on this one... guess you are going to have to paint another cake plate Leila...

Illustrated Ink said...

Wow! Thank you, Janie! I so hope you love the cake plate, she's one of my fav's!

Hoot-n-Andy LLC said...

I. LOVE. IT.

though i agree with pili- it's too pretty to hide! and yeah, you are totally not alone- in my dream world, there are fresh cupcakes and brownies everyday. and an apron. and perfect hair WHILST wearing said apron and baking said brownies.
*sigh* darn that donna reed for giving me unattainable high hopes!

Kim-Anh Nguyen said...

this is totally breathtaking <3

Michelle said...

I love this! The design of this cake plate is really unique, and your art work goes perfectly with it. Great job! With all of your pics of other cake plates, you've got me thinking. I like to pretend I have time for baking too :)

Casey said...

What a cute cake plate! I need to start making some for my wedding this summer.. I want to have tons of different ones to put our wedding cupcakes on!

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

Hi I'm a new follower! That top plate is really, really stunning! Love your tattoo art! And the tutorials were awesome!

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