Although I was rather pleased that it worked, there were far too many sections to cut out for my liking and the top didn't look very 'flame-like', so I had a few alterations to make to the full size version. I was rather pleased with the result though.
Then came the fun part of spraying everything gold - plus I didn't use the whole can, so I guess I shall be keeping my eyes peeled for things that 'need' a coat of gold paint! After waiting the recommended 30 minutes for it to be touch dry - why does paint always seem to take AGES to dry. I assembled my cupcake stand - okay maybe the paint wasn't quite dry enough, as I did get rather a lot of gold paint on my hands . . .
PB and I decided that to add to the suspense that the cake stand would transform half way through the BBQ - therefore, when people arrived it looked like this:
Olympic Torch Cupcakes on top. I was rather pleased with the result, although do fear that from now on PB is going to expect three-coloured iced cupcakes and a personalised stand for every occasion!