I got home from a long and tiring day trip to NJ last night, wondering what the heck I was going to do for a project for my Sizzix blog today. As luck (or divine intervention) would have it, there was an email from my friend Jonathan Fong, a fabulous designer, author and lifestyle expert I met at CHA a few years ago. Jonathan said that he had shot a quick video showing how to create this adorable Guest Towel Cupcake project in response to a call out for new talent from Oprah. She is branching out with her own network and sponsoring a contest in search of a TV host. So Jonathan's video is his audition and he needs votes! Please go and watch the video to see how to make the cupcake... and while you are there, place as many votes for him as you can- there's no limit! I love that he gives such easy instructions.
After I watched Jonathan's video, I immediately knew what I was going to do for my project. I cut five ScoreBoard cupcakes in coordinating colors on my Big Shot with some washcloths that I had just picked up at Target. I assembled the cupcake holders using my tape gun. Unfortunately, I did not have small red lollypops on hand (due to a severe Tootsie pop addiction). I know that somewhere in the far reaches of my Christmas craft supply area, I had some large red berries, but I decided the cupcakes were just fine the way they were (it was 2:30 AM). I made them just the way Jonathan said to. I also added a small rubber band around the cupcake washcloth so it stayed together.
The cake stand is made using two mismatched plates and a dollar store candle holder. I use E-6000 to adhere the candle stick and small plate to each other. Let dry for 24-48 hours. Stack this on top of a cool plate of the same color or general style and add your cute little cupcake guest towels!