PB Oreo Brownie Cupcakes

Okay, Chris saw something like this on Facebook of all places and sent me the picture… an obvious sign that he wanted me to make them lol!  So, I did.

I used a brownie recipe I don’t normally use and while it tastes great, they are “crunchy,” which I don’t like.  Next time I will do this with my usual recipe… but even if they were as hard as concrete… it is PB, Oreos and Chocolate.  Need I say more?



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Cupcake Pedestals


I have seen similar items on Pinterest before but they were dinner plate size.  When I was looking through my Stockade.ca catalogue I found these small (6″) wooden discs that were under $2.00 and little 4″ wooden candle holders for under $3.00, which prompted me to think hmm, I wonder how they would look for cupcakes!  That is where this next craft idea/Mother’s Day gift idea came to me!

I absolutely love how they turned out and now I am thinking of making them again, but with “Cat Cupcake” faces on top!  Stay tuned lol!



Here are the wooden pieces I purchased, all nice and neat on the counter before I start the giant mess I call creativity lol!




The first thing I did was to base paint them.  I decided to go with Silver because I could add whatever colours I wanted to it to make it stand out. (Just a tip –  I always paint with a garbage bag over my surface.  It guarantees I don’t get paint all over everything I don’t want paint on….and I end up with the most colourful garbage bags in town lol!)




The next step was for me to use a mug as a template to draw the circle I wanted highlighted on the top of the pedestal and then to use tracing paper to trace the cupcake clipart design I found that I thought would look great on these!



Now comes the fun part!  Painting your design!  I tried these paint bottles this time which had a pointy end.  They are supposed to make outlining and such easier.  Maybe it was just me, but I had no luck with them whatsoever.  It made my lines too thick I think.  The pink on the cupcakes doesn’t look too bad but the black circles are just too think for my liking, but I didn’t want to start over so I worked around it.  That is what prompted me to try the leopard print on the one!




I then painted the candle holders to match the tops of the pedestals.




Now all I had to do was wait for them to dry (I hate waiting!) and then seal them up.  Once they were sealed I attached the circles to the candle holders with 5 minute epoxy and I had some cute little Cupcake Pedestals!



Aren’t they the cutest things!  Next of course I had to actually put a cupcake on them and take some more pictures!