Paris Inspired DIY Cupcake Stand & Tray

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We love being on the Michaels Makers Team!  We have loved all of the themes/challenges so far.  This month’s challenge was “Springtime in Paris“…creating a Paris inspired DIY project, craft, or treat.  I had so much fun making these DIY Paris Inspired Cupcake Stands and Trays to go with this awesome theme.

When I think of Paris, I think of fancy baked goods.  These DIY cupcake stands/trays could be something found in a little Parisian Bakeshop.

Our Readers…YOU…can participate in this challenge too…for a chance to win a trip to PARIS!  Details at the bottom, you won’t want to miss.

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To Make the Paris Inspired Cupcake Stands You will Need:

-Fancy Shaped Plaques (These are pretty new to Michaels, and I found a big selection)  I used the smaller ones for the cupcake stands (5×7 and 8×10)

-Pretty Candlestick (Silver ones from Michaels)

-Acrylic Paint (I chose light pink and blue because that makes me think of Paris)

-Paint Brush

-E6000 Glue

-Fancy Baked Goods to display:)

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Only two quick steps to make these DIY Paris Inspired Cupcake stands!

Start by painting the plaques.  I left the edges plain.  The edges already had a burnt edge look that I loved!

Let dry and then adhere the E6000 to the top of the candlestick.  Place the plaque on top centered.  I let this dry overnight.  Because the candlestick is thin, an even amount of cupcakes need to be on to of the stand.

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I made pink velvet cupcakes with white frosting and pink sprinkles.  And using the Wilton Candy Melts, made these mini Eiffel Tower Toppings.  I found these plastic molds a few years ago at Orson Gigi.

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For a fancy Paris Inspired Tray, I painted a larger 11×14 size plaque.  This makes an adorable tray.  You could even add some knobs to the bottom to add a lift.

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You could use this fancy tray as a pretty display for a coffee table or centerpiece. (Flower bouquet and pretty ceramic birds are from Michaels)

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Now friends…what would you make for the Paris Springtime Challenge?  We can’t wait to see!


·       Now it’s your turn!  That’s right, you can enter to win the trip of a lifetime to Paris too. How? By creating your own Parisian-inspired art, floral, baking or paper crafting project and uploading a photo to throughMarch 31. You can also share your project on social using #SpringtimeInParis #Contest

·       What do you win? A four-night trip for two to Paris, 1,000 euros, a VIP tour of the Louvre, private classes including sketching, floral arranging, baking and more!

·       If you need a little Paris inspiration to get you started, take a look at some of the Springtime in Paris projects on

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