Thursday, October 13, 2011

Witch Shoe Cake Stand

We couldn't resist making one more project with witch shoes.
Of course, we had to add witch shoes to a cake stand...you know, since they go hand in hand....

We added a little spider web to the frosting with black gel.  We don't prefer the taste of the black gel..so next time we will definitely use chocolate!

To add some whimsy, we made the cake a Halloween "rainbow" cake. We used  the Idea Room's rainbow cake recipe.  This is the third time we have made it...so fun!

Our kids were thrilled to have a piece of this colorful cake!

We added repositionable sticky dots to attach the pennant banner, for easy removal if it soils.

Here's what we used to build our cake stand:

One 12 inch wood round,
one 2 inch x 7 inch dowel,
three witch shoes.
screws,
small pieces of 1/4 dowel, 
Gorilla Wood Glue.

We put one long screw through the top into the dowel, first adding Gorilla Wood Glue.

To give the cake stand ultimate support, we drilled holes in both the back of the shoes and the 2 inch dowel.  Then we glued with Gorilla Glue- the shoe to the large dowel with small pieces of 1/4 inch dowels.

I know Gorilla Glue is pretty fantastic, but this will guarantee that the stand can hold a 6 layer cake!
We came to this conclusion....after our mom pointed out that we had a "structural" problem using glue alone!  Our mom...the 3rd Crafty Sister...always willing to help us out!
For the paper, we used a mixture of papers found at Hobby Lobby and some from K& Company's Halloween paper line.

Not only did we use Mod Podge to glue our papers to the wood, but for ultra protection from cake spills, we finished the top of the paper too. We also used spray polyurethane on the painted wood for added protection.

We added glitter to scrapbook buckles, and embellished with Halloween ribbons.

Throw in a few spiders and we have one "witchy" cake stand, perfect for our Halloween parties!






24 comments:

Krystal said...

Adorable! I'm loving all your shoe crafts! I love the colors in your cake!

Becky said...

Where are you getting your witch shoes? Are they pre-cut?

Mariah said...

I love it! I can just picture this darling cake stand at all of our Halloween events. Did you cut out all the wood yourself or did you find the shoes pre-made? If I find time I just may have to copy this idea, thanks for sharing!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I am also wondering where you got the shoes....so stinkin cute. Pretty pics and cake too.

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Becky and Tracy,

Nicole is the whiz that cuts out all the witch shoes with her scroll saw. Doesn't she do such a great job!? :)

Emily C. said...

I want one!!! Seriously!!

Karen said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! i love the colors and the cake looks so yummy and it's so pretty:) You guys are awesome!!

Shaylyce said...

wondering if i could possibly pay her to cut the witch shoes for me?? having a family halloween party in a couple of weeks...pretty please?

Alyssa said...

yum. that cake looks delicious! =) i'm picking up that recipe (aka pinning it.)

IndieSpotting said...

This is probably the cutest cake stand I've ever seen!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

OMG! This is an amazing project. Way to go! I’d love for you to link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2011/09/wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas-linky.html

Cary M. said...

I love the cake stand and the cake. You are so crafty!!!
Where did you get the purple ribbon?
Thanks Cary

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage said...

That cake stand is unbelievably cute!

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Cary M-
We found the ribbon at Michaels in their Halloween line, "Celebrate It." Look for it on the side end caps in the Halloween section.

Thanks for the kind words ladies, we are so glad you love the cake stand!

Robin said...

I love this cake stand and I love the cake! Well Done! :0)

Cary M. said...

Thanks so much Candace for the infor.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Cary :)

Jenn said...

This is so creative! I am saving this and can't wait to try it. I love your colorful cake too.

Jenn said...

This is so creative! I am saving this and can't wait to try it. I love your colorful cake too.

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

What a CUTE cake stand! I love the witch shoes. And that cake looks amazing!

Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

What a CUTE cake stand! I love the witch shoes. And that cake looks amazing!

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Marilyn said...

This is so unique and awesome..So creative..Im Marilyn and your newest follower..I would LOVE for you to share this at my Pin'Inspirational Thursday creative linky party pweease -- TY .. http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party.html ..Lovely blog :))

Chloe Crabtree said...

So cute, and so creative! I love this and I just may have to try this next year. Perhaps I can find some witch shoes on sale with Halloween just a week away! I am pinning this and sharing over at FB and Twitter! I would love it if you would stop by Celebrate it Sunday and share this fantastic tutorial, some of my readers may want to whip one up before Saturday! The party stays open until then! Happy Halloween, Chloe

Chloe Crabtree said...

So cute, and so creative! I love this and I just may have to try this next year. Perhaps I can find some witch shoes on sale with Halloween just a week away! I am pinning this and sharing over at FB and Twitter! I would love it if you would stop by Celebrate it Sunday and share this fantastic tutorial, some of my readers may want to whip one up before Saturday! The party stays open until then! Happy Halloween, Chloe

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