A “2nd Helping” – A Follow-up After Episode 4 – Make Cake & Cupcake Platters

April 7th, 2010

Episode 4 was a blast to make! Not only were we a little on the silly side (an understatement!) but we also got to play with a really cool tool – the Cricut Cake! It has been fun to read every comment come through the blog – we love your enthusiasm!  Don’t forget that there are 4 ways to enter to win one of those machines! Details are on the Episode 4 blog post.

Now, onto our “2nd helping” post after the show! We thought you might enjoy making some cake and cupcake platters! You’ll never believe how EASY they are! And all it takes is a little trip to your local 2nd hand store, a garage sale, an after-holiday store sale, or even a look around your own home. So many fun possibilities! Watch Kris’ “casual-at-the-kitchen-table” video below and find out more!

Oh, and feel free to embed any of these videos on your blog! We’d love for you to share them with your friends and readers!

Now there’s one more VERY important item of business here! We’ve drawn 10 winners of the Heather Bailey pin cushion kits! Woohooo! Check them out in our first webisode! Darling stuff. So we’re going to list your first name, last initial, and partial email address here. We’ll be in contact with you this week so we can get those kits sent your way! Congratulations to…

1. Nicki C K (thekirkfami…)
2. Elaine P. (epitwor…)
3. Emma B. (theworldsbestg…)
4. Donna P. (tealovingla…)
5. Sheila A. (sheila.ami…)
6. Abbie S. (sewingwitha…)
7. Vickie W. (cwadup…)
8. Kris P. (presleytw…)
9. Elaine A. (veallen…)
10. Rachel A. (raddiso…)

Have a wonderful week friends!
-Kim & Kris

  • Deborah Ocasio
    April 8, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Congrats to all the winners!!!

  • Pat
    April 8, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Another great idea. I will look through my cabinets and see what I can come up with and then off to my favorite resale shops. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Debbie
    April 8, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Love the idea, can’t wait to try it!

  • April 8, 2010 at 12:51 am

    I love the generous sharing of ideas on your site and your mixing and matching, too. I use putty rather than glue so I can reuse the dish and the candlestick in other ways.

  • April 8, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Super fun video–love everything you share with us! Great stuff! TFS!

  • Karen Mortensen
    April 8, 2010 at 1:23 am

    I love this and this is something that I could do. Thanks so much. Question: Why wasn’t my name on the list? Is it because we are “related”? Ha ha. Love you guys and I am so happy with your success and what you are doing. Keep up the good work.

  • Vanessa
    April 8, 2010 at 1:51 am

    Just wanted to jump on in and say a big Hi from little old New Zealand. Love your shows and crafty ideas.

  • Vicky
    April 8, 2010 at 2:10 am

    More great ideas. I’m sure I have things that could be used to create display dishes.

  • April 8, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Love all of your fabulous ideas ladies! Please keep them coming… I’ll be trying this one for sure! <3

  • April 8, 2010 at 2:17 am

    i posted it at my blog at

    i hope you have had time to check out my first every blog. i will be giving away blog candy too


  • April 8, 2010 at 2:20 am

    I love your videos, so fun! Now I will have to keep my eyes open for a candlestick and use your great idea. Thanks so much!

  • Monica
    April 8, 2010 at 3:30 am

    Love your site. I have been following you two since you started and love your ideas. I was just cracking up at your newspaper title in your video. So funny.

  • Mary LoPiccolo
    April 8, 2010 at 4:10 am

    I love your creativity with 2nd hand items! I find many” treasures” and then need to find ways to use them. Thank you for hte ideas!

  • Judy
    April 8, 2010 at 4:39 am

    Just viewed your episode with the Cricut cake machine, making the flowers with ding dongs and rice krispie treats. Loved the video. This is the first time I have been to your website, however, it won’t be my last. Thank you for a very interesting episode.

  • Elaine Allen
    April 8, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Kim and Kris –

    Thank you for all the great videos and ideas – today is another good one. I’ll be scouring the 2nd hand stores now – LOL! And I won one of Heather Bailey’s pin cushion kits! HOW COOL IS THAT! WAY COOL! That’s me channeling my nieces and nephews – LOL! Thank you so much, will wait to hear from you.

    Elaine Allen

  • April 8, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Whooo Hooo!!! I believe that’s my name on there!!! I can’t believe I won, that’s so awesome. This is definitely a great start to my day!! Thank you guys so much! Love the show!

  • Delanna L
    April 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    How fun! Cool way to use all the thrift store and garage sale “treasures”!

  • Nancy Saller
    April 8, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    A friend of mine gave me a cute little “cake” stand that she made using a small candle holder with a dish on top that I use on my dresser to hold some of my most recently worn jewelry – it works perfectly for that and she was able to buy all of the components at a thrift store. The E6000 is GREAT and I use if for almost everything that needs to be permanent! Great idea girls – you are doing a awesome job with your DIY Dish – thanks!

  • April 8, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    that looks like so much fun! I have been looking into getting a Cricut and I KNOW my daughter would LOVE the machine to decorate cakes. She’s an artist and loves to make cakes and with this machine they would look even more fabulous!

  • Jolene Griffin
    April 9, 2010 at 12:34 am

    I love the Ideas you have and that you share them with the rest of us. I have forwarded them on to my 4 daughters, and they are thrilled. They want to get together and “PLAY” soon! Thanks again!!!
    Also, I want to enter for the free giveaway of the Cricut Cake.

  • Cindy Hathcock
    April 9, 2010 at 2:48 am

    Your videos are so fun, that Cricut Cake machine is amazing, they are always coming up with such great new things. Thanks for all the fun ideas, I love it.

  • April 9, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Cute idea-great video!! Gives me a whole new outlook on shopping!!! Thanks!

  • Sandra Higley
    April 9, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    GREAT idea…I love recycling stuff! Glad to know about E6000, too.

  • Vicki
    April 10, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Love this project! So easy! Great for recycling stuff I don’t use anymore. Definitely will do this!

  • Chandra
    April 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    love, love, love, this idea. i have always wanted to do cake decorating and this looks so easy that i could do it with my fibromyalgia without any problems.

  • Nicki C K
    April 11, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK – I can’t believe I won! SO EXCITED! Thank you, Thank you!!

  • debi
    April 11, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    I always look forward to the 2nd helping episode. Great idea… I have done some of these already, but now you have given me even MORE ideas. Thanks so much, and besides you two always make me chuckle!

  • Dru
    April 12, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Love all your creative ideas. Thanks for sharing. Especially love the Cricut Cake…..wonderful tool for cakes and cupcakes.

  • April 13, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    I love YCMT patterns. Lately, I have been wanting the felt food patterns to make for my 3 yr old granddaughter. The muffin maker one is adorable

  • April 16, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    congrats to the winners.

    I’m finding a use for my small cookie cutters now thanks to your cricut cake episode….. very inspiring. I’m making cake decorations out of the small cookie cutters… will never be able to afford a cricut cake so will go for the next best thing…. cookie cutters.

    great videos. I’m really enjoying them.

    I’m slowly catching up on your videos… just waiting for my broadband speeds to kick in again as I went over the allocated monthly band width… ooops – dial up speeds are a pain.

    off to watch the broken flow of this episode. can’t wait. I need a cupcake holder.

  • April 16, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Ok…I know this is a little late, and there might not be anybody that reads this, but…
    There are some super cute melamine cups and plates at Target. I bought a couple margarita cups and a couple plates. They make the cutest cake/cupcake stands!

  • valerie
    April 18, 2010 at 4:28 am

    I love this idea! my daughter and i have been collecting vintage dishes from Deseret industries and making cupcake and cake stands for her wedding. so fun!

  • April 19, 2010 at 5:28 am

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK – I can’t believe I won! SO EXCITED! Thank you, Thank you!!

  • April 25, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Love all your creative ideas. Thanks for sharing. Especially love the Cricut Cake…..wonderful tool for cakes and cupcakes.

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