I then placed just the top portion of the push pop containers on the stand how I wanted them to be when finished. I then used a pencil to mark the center. (NOTE: My push pop containers were provided by Consumer Crafts.)
I took the handle, placed it on that center mark, and traced around it. Now I know where and how large my holes need to be.
So above where I cut my foam to shape you could probably use a serrated knife or something else. But now that we are going to poke holes through the foam I think the Styro Cutter is really a must. Just insert it from the top and let the heat do the work. My holes did not turn out perfectly but they are covered by the cupcakes anyway…right?
I then gave the entire stand 3 coats of paint. One base coat of Americana Festive Green and two top coats of Crystal Green in Dazzling Metallics. Both paints were provided to me from DecoArt. The metallic paint is really what made my stand gleam like the Emerald City.
While you are painting and allowing coats to dry above — start baking! You will need one cake that is baked in 9 inch pans. I used a white cake mix and dyed it green before baking. Allow your cake to cool completely. I also tinted a can of white frosting with green food coloring as well. HINT: Use green paste food coloring for a more vibrant display. Then add frosting and cake layers to your push pop containers until they are full. Your push pop containers can be used to cut the cake to the proper size.
Next I cropped an image from the movie into long strips to use as wraps for my cupcakes. You can download my Oz the Great and Powerful cupcake wraps here. Just trim them from the paper after printing.
You will also need some green candy to decorate your push pop cupcakes like the Emerald City. I used some green licorice in two different shapes. I cut them into different sizes with my kitchen shears.
You are now ready to have a great movie party with your family! Take an adventure to the Land of Oz starting on June 11th with the release of the movie on Blu-ray and DVD. Find out more information on where to purchase your own copy of the movie here.
Also be sure to keep up with Oz the Great and Powerful on facebook, twitter, and Pinterest. I was provided a copy of the movie and given compensation for my participation in this program. However, all projects and opinions are my own.
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