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Create a Cake Using Dishes?!

today, i have a 'Fast, Cheap, & Easy' TM Tutorial
showing you how to create some fanciful food decor
using everyday dishes & serving pieces!

the tutorial is at the bottom of this post.
first, the story and some inspiring photos...

many years ago, i saw this delicacy pictured 
in an issue of Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion Magazine.
[a moment of silence, please, 
to honor the passing of one of the best creative publications ever]
 i was inspired!
and immediately grabbed some spools of ribbon and some of my white dishes
and created my own version on my dining room buffet. 
[i even topped it with our wedding cake topper!] 
it was darling and it was ridiculously easy!

over the years, i've made many other versions in various sizes and colors.
here are some white delicacies that i whipped up for a photo session:

 you can create this in literally MINUTES!
really, you can

here's the tutorial:
 * vintage trims and jewelry make fabulous additions, 
as do mini cookie cutters and candy.
 you can certainly use glue dots or tiny drops of hot glue to hold the dishes together
and double-sided tape to hold the trims on, if you'd like.

* color is limited only by your imagination!

* you can also use vintage tin cans (like cookie tins) for this...
use them with their original patterns & graphics
spray paint them all one color (perfect if they are textured tins)


  1. I love your dish cake....wonderful idea! Hugs, Penny

  2. OMGosh- Is THAT cute! What a sweet, easy idea! Love it- xo Diana

  3. This is too clever and too cute! Pinned it!