Thursday, 5 November 2009
No food today. In fact, not even a very long post. But I want to write about the gift Mr. Other P and I made for Bridie's birthday.
I wanted to buy her a cake stand. Cake stands are good gifts. You would never buy one for yourself, would you? The trouble is that they can be expensive. Or ugly. Or even ugly and expensive. Just like when you go shoe shopping, and look for the perfect shoe that you've visualised in your mind's eye, but never find it, shopping for a cake stand can be difficult.
So we made our own, using craft glue and some vintage blue and white china plates and sherry glasses we found in a charity shop. I'm not pretending that this was an original idea - I've heard of this being done before. But I think the end result is really good. This will look great bedecked with cupcakes, or sandwiches for afternoon tea.
If you fancy giving this a go... Use strong glue! And make sure all surfaces are clean and dry before gluing.