DIY: Cake Stand Dome

DIY Cake Stand Dome { Be What We Love blog }

I just got back from Arizona where I loved seeing all the beautiful cacti and succulents everywhere and especially the gorgeous and creative succulent terrariums my sister-in-law made in various containers. I was in a mission to drive to one of our favorite places, ReStore (a Habitat for Humanity home supply recycling store and donation site) to grab a light pendant to transform in a beautiful terrarium (I’ll write another post and tutorial about that next week). In the lighting area, I found a pile of these light fixture covers and I couldn’t resist grabbing a few to transform them in beautiful domes for my cake stand collection. Don’t these give the most wonderful vintage flair to cake stands?

You’ll need:
  • Light fixture covers – only $2 a piece at my local ReStore
  • Knobs from Anthropologie, World Market or Hardware store – cost between $3 to $6  each.
  • Fender Washer 1/4″ x 1-1/4″ – costs $0.12 at my local home improvement store.

Total cost : +/- $6 each dome

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DIY Cake Stand Dome { Be What We Love blog }

DIY Cake Stand Dome { Be What We Love blog }
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Pom Pom Wreath

Pom Pom Wreath { Be What We Love}Every other year I try to make a new wreath for our house. Do you remember our Yarn Wreath Tutorial from last year? Well, still having some yarn leftover, I decided to create a wreath full of pom-poms. You can find various online tutorials on how to make yarn pom-poms, my favorite tutorial is from the Craft, Interrupted blog. I used clover pom-pom maker, which are super easy to use and comes in 4 sizes.

You’ll need:

  • 10″ or 12″ styrofoam wreath
  • 35-40 pom-poms (I made smaller ones to fill any gap)
  • glue gun
  • 2 glue sticks

Directions:

Start glueing the pom-poms from inside, arrange the pom poms closely together, filling in your entire wreath form.

Optional:  ribbon to wrap the wreath and bow ribbon to hang or embellish your pom-pom wreath. I just thought wrapping around before glueing the pom pom would give a better finish in the back, and make sure there are no blank white spaces.  But it’s not required. 😉

Pom Pom Wreath { Be What We Love}

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Naked Cake

Naked Cake | Be What We LoveI’ve been obsessed with naked cakes since last year, you might remember my berry layer sponge cake, which had a naked look.  A couple days ago, I decided to bake another cake with the naked look and fresh flowers. I used the Fluffy Yellow Layer Cake recipe from Cook’s Illustrated book and a lemon and lavender filling.

Lemon-Lavender Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

8 T butter, softened (1 stick)

1 tsp grated lemon zest

2T lemon juice

1 ½ tsp dried lavender buds. Ground

½ tsp vanilla

2 1/3 cup confectioners sugar

Mix cream cheese, butter and sugar in a food processor or mixer.  Add other ingredients until smooth.Naked Cake | Be What We LoveNaked Cake | Be What We LoveNaked Cake | Be What We Love

And because I couldn’t resist baking another one, here is how I decorated one more using my new faux bois cake stand,  peach and coral roses.

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DIY: Enchanted Forest Cake Stand

Enchanted Forest Cake Stand

Last week we had my parents visiting us and I couldn’t pass up on the chance to ask my super creative dad to colaborate with me in a DIY project for the blog.  I found a great set of wood plates, and I always use them for picnics, but had an extra one ready to be used for something fun, so we came out with this idea while walking around our local craft store.

I love how whimsical this cake stand looks, and would look great at a kid’s woodland theme party or baby shower.

Enchanted Forest Cake Stand - supplies

Enchanted Forest Cake Stand

My dad’s chalk lettering skills came in handy for this photoshoot.

Enchanted Forest Cake Stand

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