Friday, August 24, 2007

Friday Show and Tell!

Each Friday Kelli over at http://kellishouse.blogspot.com/ hosts show and tell. Click on over there and join the fun.
This week I would like to show you two cake plates that I made! I saw these while surfing around some craft blogs and thought "What a great idea".
They are very simple. All you need is a pretty plate, a glass candlestick and some glue that bonds glass. Find the center of the bottom of your plate and mark it with a marker. Spread the glue on top of the candlestick and just stick it on and let it dry 24 hours. That's it! This is what I am going to make to put my Christmas goodies on this year. I got the plate and the candlestick at a thrift store for .50 each. So for $1.00 you have a lovely gift!
Of course you will want to decorate them with Double Decker Confetti Brownies! YUM!
1 1/2 sticks of butter softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 tea vanilla
2 1/2 cups self rising flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 cup semi sweet mini m&m's (I can't find these any more so I used regular M&M's)

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 pan. Set aside. In a large bowl cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy; beat in eggs and vanilla. Add 2 1/4 cupsflour a little at a time and blend ito creamed mixture. Divide batter in half. Blend together melted butter and cocoa powder and stir into one half of the dough. Spread dough evenly into the bottom of the pan. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup of flour and 1/2 cup M & M's into remaining dough. Spread dough evenly over cocoa dough in the pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 M & M's. Bake 25-30 minutes or until edges start to pull away from pan. Cool completely and cut into bars. Store in tightly covered container.
Hope everyone has a blessed day!
Linda

27 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

What a great idea!!! Thanks for sharing that. I'll keep that in mind for this Christmas.
Susan

Tracy said...

What a wonderful idea! May I ask what brand of glue you used? I'm sure they are hand-wash only?

Andrea said...

That is a good idea. Thanks for sharing. Pretty plates too.

Morning Glory said...

What a wonderful idea. Those are really pretty.

Tami said...

Those looked great and sound easy to make. Thanks for the brownie recipe. Always in the mood to try out new brownies!

Lindy said...

Wow! Those cake plates are SO pretty! What a great idea! I just might have to try to make one of those myself. Thanks for sharing!

And the brownies look absolutely scrumptious! I think I need to try that recipe...SOON! lol

Lindy :)

Lori said...

Oh. I love those cake plates.
What a great idea.
Find some really nice plates you like, use a glass candle holder, and glue and wahla...cake plates.

I love to do crafts. So may think about that one.

Thanks for the brownie recipe.

ellen b. said...

How creative you are and you even through in a recipe to fill those great cake plates. Blessings...

Momma Roar said...

How clever!!

Marci said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Mica Garbarino said...

that is a great idea.It is hard to find a cake plate that is you anyway sometimes... so using a favorite plate is perfect. Lovely idea. Thanks also for stopping by my blog. Hope to see ya again.

Mica

Lynette said...

What a great idea, I have been wanting a cake stand, I will definately be trying out that idea! Yours are very pretty.

Betty said...

Well, I like your cake stands....what a novel idea and one that will be used as well as pretty......

Thanks for commenting on our bikes.....Betty

Julieann said...

What an absolutely wonderful idea!!! Very nice:)

Julieann

HopHopJingleBoo said...

thanks for lurking.. i do alot of that myself! ha! you are welcome to join the swap!and those brownies look yummy!

Barbara H. said...

What beautiful serving plates! And that recipe looks scrumptious -- thank you!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

Autumn said...

That is an awesome idea!
I especially like the yellow one.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Neat idea! I especially like the yellow one!

I read your other blogs this week and found them very entertaining!

Thanks for you comment on my blog!

Katherine

Lana said...

Love it!

Lana G!
http://airmiles.wordpress.com/

Kelli said...

That is the *neatest* idea, Linda! I want to go to the resale store and look for pretty plates right now! Yours are lovely and the treat looks delicious!
Kelli

Stephanie said...

Well, those are just too cute! I'll have to add those items to my search list at yard sales tomorrow!

Thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

I love these! Especially the one's with the brownies! ;)

Cathy :)

Karen said...

HI Linda,
I love your Show & Tell! Great idea. I hope all is well for you.
Blessings,
Bakerswife, a.k.a.Mama Karen
at http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/bakerswife

Anita said...

I very much like those kind of plates! I recently made one at my pottery class! What a lovely idea for Christmas!

Thank you very much for your nice comment on my roses! I just googled for your favourite Angel Face rose! It looks really pretty!

Have a blessed Sunday!

Anita

Miss Bliss said...

I really need to make both the plate and the brownies. Any one who knows me at all knows I can't resist beautiful dishes or chocolate!

Patty said...

what a great idea and those brownies look soooo good

Stephanie said...

Okay, I know I mostly lurk at your place, but I got tagged and have to tag 4 more--so I picked you.

No pressure. lol