Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tiered Dessert Tray

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I have been meaning to show this to you for a while but you know how it is when you get busy! A few months ago, my microwave died.  It just quit.  It was for the best though because I love my new microwave,  a pretty stainless steel GE model and it led me to come up with this. 
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When I tossed out the old microwave, I didn’t want to throw out the glass plate inside.  It seemed such a waste.  So, what I did was get two of these glass candleholders (you can find these for $1 at the dollar store or even cheaper at thrift stores) and glued (with amazing Goop) one to the bottom of the microwave plate
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Then I turned the other one upside down and glued it to the top of the microwave plate.  I had another smaller glass tray used for candles but I no longer use it. I glued it to the second candleholder.
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Voila- a pretty tiered dessert tray!  It’s perfect for displaying cupcakes, cookies,and other yummy treats.

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On display here are the cupcakes I made for the kids on Friday for their afterschool snack.

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I just used white cake mix and egg whites (no yolks) for a fluffy white cake, vanilla frosting, and sprinkles (for those who like sprinkles). The cupcake liners came from the dollar store.  They were devoured shortly after these photos were taken.

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14 comments:

  1. YOU are so creative and clever! I ♥ this idea!
    Those little cupcake wrappers are cute too....love the colors and the little flowers!

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  2. That is such an awesome idea! A great way to repurpose. The cupcakes looked yummy!

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  3. What a great project. I love this tray and I was sure you were going to say it was an antique store find. Thsi is even better.

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  4. I love that you used the microwave plate! It looks beautiful!

    Amber @ barbwired

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  6. Terrific idea and so very "green"! I love it!

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  7. I Love it! The cupcakes look yummy too!

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  8. hey Great idea on the microwave tray! I too love diy dessert trays :)

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  9. How clever is that! +)

    (found you through Tip Junkie... following now)

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  10. LOVE THIS!!!!
    Very inspiring!I'd love it if you would link up to the glitter party!http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/03/weekly-tues-thurs-link-party.html?showComment=1301372111055#c8292490145112591295

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  11. So creative!! Very cute and now I'm craving a cupcake!

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  12. Very clever! Love it!

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    Come see me :)

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  13. Wow, what a great idea! About halfway through I decided I wanted to make one...then I realized my microwave isn't broken so that probably isn't the best idea, haha.

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