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I am a wife, mother of three beautiful boys, and a middle school administrator. At times, I have mistakenly tried to achieve perfection in each role. These attempts always fail miserably because there is no such thing as a perfect wife, a perfect mom or a perfect worker! I decided to relinquished my pursuit of perfection…I can say without guilt that my shortcomings are vast and my mistakes many. Embracing my imperfections and turning my life over to God has been freeing and led to a sweeter life. I found that when I quit trying so hard, that SOMETIMES things magically fall into place and for brief moments I am “Supermom.”

Monday, March 15, 2010

Cowboy Cake Stand

For my son's 4th birthday party, I needed a western themed cake stand with vintage style. I searched around the house, determined to create the cake stand w/o buying ANYTHING. Here is what I found: three silver plates (each one about an inch smaller than the other), nine mason jars, hot glue gun, bandana and cow print material, & jute rope.

Take four mason jars and hot glue around each rim and glue to the bottom of the biggest plate. Next take three mason jars and glue the bottoms to the top of the biggest plate. Then hot glue around the rims of the three and place the medium size plate on top. Finally glue the bottoms of two jars to the top of the medium size plate and glue the small plate to the rims.

Once the jars have all been secured to the plates, decorate the edges as you please. I chose to tear the bandana material into strips and hot glue to the edges of the plates. Every three inches, I glued the jute rope. On the center plate, I glued triangluar pieces of the cow print material. The final step is to add a super cute cake and cupcakes. I made chocolate and white icing cupcakes on the bottom two tiers and a double layer cake for the topper. Check out the "Birthday Parties" tab on the right to find out how to make the decorative chocolate pieces on the cake.


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