With that, I'm excited to present you with our first joint post. I'll describe how to make cake stands from flower pots, while Rachel will provide the recipe for these scrumptious (nut-free) pumpkin doughnut muffins over on sweet tarte.
The cake stand inspiration came from here, though I spotted it first on Pinterest. I made three stands, so I could have a variety of sizes to arrange. And rearrange. And then rearrange again.
Round potting trays (I used 10-, 8- and 6.5-inch diameter trays)
Varied pots (I used 3- and 4-inch tall pots)
Food-safe (food grade) clear sealer
If you leave them unpainted and unsealed, use a paper or plastic plate under your food so you don't stain the stand. If you decide to paint, find a clear, food-safe (or "food grade") sealer to apply over the paint. You don't want your treats soaking up nasty paint chemicals.
(Now you can see them here painted glossy white.)