Memorial day is coming up, and cupcakes with little flags are the perfect treat for a picnic!
But how to transport them can be a little tricky...especially when you are bringing lots of cupcakes. So let me tell you about a great solution!
My husband (at my request) originally made this cheap wooden box out of 1"x 4"s and a piece of square plywood to set upside down on a huge terracotta pot on my patio. The idea was that I would paint it, and it would make a great out door end table. But I ended up not using it because I found this fine little treasure instead. I just couldn't throw it away, so it just sat in my basement.
Then, I realized it would make a great cupcake carrier. It seems I am always bringing cupcakes to parties, and it is hard to transport large quantities without smashing them. I decided that if I painted it in cute colors, it could also be used to display the cupcakes at the party along with transporting them.
So with the same paint from this recent project, I painted the sides robin's egg blue, and the inside cream (with leftover paint from other previous projects). I decided on this color combination because I always drive past a cute little house in town with a vintage looking wooden porch swing that is cream with the same blue trim...and I love it!
Cupcakes are an inexpensive treat. I love frosting them as I showed you in this post. However, now I use the biggest "star" decorating tip I can find. I like the look better.
These went to my son's Eagle Scout court of honor...
But only after I posted them with little toothpick flags from Hobby Lobby!
If you want to make your own, my box measured 22" x 22" and fits 36 cupcakes. Or, you could make one any size you want!