So I’ve fallen in LOVE with the glass isle at Deseret Industries. It started when I was looking for big glass containers for the candy bar at the Dr. Seuss party. Then last week I saw this great glass cake stand and was inspired. But I can’t commit to a fabric because what if it didn’t match an event I wanted to use it for? I just love glass (it matches everything SO well!) so I skipped adding fabric.
I’ve been looking for a good candlestick for awhile. Since my glass plate is GINORMOUS when I found this wide crystal candlestick I figured it was perfect. I’ve been hearing all these amazing things about gorilla glue. So last week I went by Lowe’s looking to grab some. The original gorilla glue is BROWN, ugh. The newer stuff dries white, still no good for this project. So I decided to risk it with the gorilla super glue, dries clear! Apparently I’m a total rookie!
I marked the center on the NONE glue side (wouldn’t that be frustrating, making a mark then forever gluing it to the plate! But I DID make an error. I had the plate upsidedown and glued the candlestick to it. Then I flipped it over so I could weight it down while it dried. BUT since the glue was still wet the candlestick moved! Aaarrrgghhh! SERIOUSLY~ So frustrating. I should have had the candlestick on the ground and added the plate and weight so I didn’t have to flip it over.
I wiped what I could off with a wet rag. But there was still some left, and because of the cold wet rag the glue turned white! LUCKILY I have a box full of razors. VERY handy for cleaning glass. I sue them all the time. And yes, those are my comfy sweats I’m wearing in this picture. I know, you all want a pair. Mine are only 18 years old and my favorite thing to wear around the house late at night while crafting! It cleaned up really nicely!
This badboy can hold a 12 inch cake! I KNOW! The only thing I’m worried about is can it hold the weight of a cake. I’ll just try it one cake at a time and see how it goes. So to christen it I made my go to flourless chocolate cake. I make it all the time, fast to mix up, slow to cook and the most delicious food in the whole wide world! I first made this during my year of monthly chocolate challenges in 2007-2008. I make it at least once a month (although I’ve changed the chocolate I use!). SO it held up to the weight of this cake, what to try next…