Friday, October 31, 2008

Cupcake Cloche

cloche (klōsh)


1. a transparent covering used to protect or force delicate plants
2. a close fitting, bell-shaped hat for women

In table decorating circles, it has come to mean any glass covering for just about anything.

How about this crystal cupcake cloche?
You can buy it at Fredflare . . . It's a beauty and at$60.00 it should be.

If, like me, you are not inclined to part with 60 bucks to cover one cupcake, you can use a little creativity and come up with something that gives the same effect.

Remember these little cheese boards with the glass cover?
If you are over 40, you have probably had one or two of these in your life time. They were all the rage in the 70's.

You didn't sell yours at your garage sale for a quarter, did you? Tsk, tsk. You may be sorry you did.

If you still have one, take the top only and find a pretty plate that it will cover. Then find something like my pretty crystal glass that has a nice sized area for the plate to rest upon.

Then just stack them.

Same effect. Zero dollars spent.

Here's a very colorful version using a candlestick.

This one uses a pretty purple drinking glass turned upside down.

I am not really sure how useful these are. I guess they would be cute on a decorated dessert buffet table---maybe the prettiest cupcake in the cloche and the rest all around it.

Mostly, I think, they are just a fun novelty.

Well, I had better go check for trick or treaters. It's hard to hear them when I am in my computer room.


  1. I think cloches are nice! Great idea about the glass cheese cover. I didn't have one. Bri found some at the local Peebles store at a good price, so he bought one for me for Christmas and then a few weeks later the remaining ones they had were on sale, so I bought another one.
    For mini cloches, you can turn the candle votives upside down.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Peebles has household things? Wow. I didn't know that. We have had a Peebles store for about two years and I have never been in it! I thought it was only clothes. I may have to venture in the next time I go to Joanne's (it's in the same shopping center).

  3. I had two, but I took them to Goodwill. Drats!


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