Bird's Nest Cake Stand

By  Colette George  for  Krylon

  • Bird's Nest Cake Stand


  • Flea market clear glass items: dome; dinner plate; candy dish
  • Short Cuts Paint Pen*: Espresso Brown
  • Leafing Pen*: Pale Gold
  • Spray paints*: Frosted Glass Finish: Pearl; Indoor/Outdoor: Equestrian Brown
  • Battery-operated tea light


  • Off! Paint and Varnish Stripper*
  • Foam paintbrush
  • Stir stick
  • Silicone glue
  • Cotton-tip swabs
  • Latex gloves
  • 1. Wash and dry dishes. Follow manufacturer's instructions to spray paint inside of small candy dish Pearl, and bottom of cake plate Equestrian Brown. When dry, clean any overspray with stripper. Let dry overnight.
  • 2. Holding dome lid in one hand, use Espresso Brown paint pen to draw free-hand vine pattern around lower margins, going around several times and overlapping here and there. Add several pale gold tendrils weaving in and out. Let dry.
  • 3. Glue inverted candy dish to cake plate, applying glue only at center. Let dry.
  • 4. Place tea light under base.
  • Designer Tips
  • 1. Look for old glass dishes with circular or egg shaped patterns, but don't feel limited if you can't find any.
  • 2. Bake cupcakes in foil papers, frost in chocolate, vanilla or as desired. Break pretzel twist and create a nest in center of cupcake. Place 2-3 blue Jordan almonds inside pretzel nest. Place cupcakes on shred on cake plate, letting some shred escape when dome is placed over cupcakes.
  • 3. Get creative with your cupcakes! Small bird stickers or stamped cupcake picks emerging from the nests are fun, too.