How To ---- Antonia74's Large Cupcake Stand

Decorating By antonia74 Updated 28 Apr 2014 , 2:46am by Salemsmommy13

donnalea Posted 7 Sep 2007 , 5:28pm
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I'm going to have my father-in-law or husband make one of these for me. Thanks Antonio!

monkeydust Posted 7 Sep 2007 , 5:51pm
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this is great, were always having some kind of function at church and regardless of the size of the function these would come in handy. Thanks so much for the help, I really love all you do!
Thanks Again!

ladefly Posted 7 Sep 2007 , 7:05pm
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great idea, thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!

tasha27 Posted 11 Sep 2007 , 12:19am
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Thanks

bobwonderbuns Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 3:34pm
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I must say that's a gorgeous stand!

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 23 Feb 2008 , 6:01pm
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this is great! I think I can have someone make it for me. Thanks for sharing this!

mommicakes Posted 24 Feb 2008 , 2:21am
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thumbs_up.gif Love this stand. Wanted it to stay up for new lookers. Thanks Antonia for really sharing w/us!!! thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif

7yyrt Posted 14 May 2008 , 4:41pm
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bellsnbows Posted 27 May 2008 , 11:43am
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busymom9431 Posted 13 Jun 2008 , 1:57pm
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Awesome! Thank you for sharing.

giggysmack Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 1:53am
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Antonia where did you get your UHU brand removable adhesive putty? How much do you need? How much did it cost? Also I had my husband build the stand for me and I love it!.. It's heavy though

antonia74 Posted 17 Jun 2008 , 11:39pm
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Yes it's heavy.....but it's a LOT lighter than it would be if it were solid, or made of wood. icon_rolleyes.gif

You can buy the putty at business supply stores like Staples or Grand & Toy. It usually comes in white or blue....but DON'T buy anything but the white kind. (I had a client rent the stand and she used blue putty to stick on the ribbon. The stand was outdoors in the sun/heat for nearly a whole day and the blue putty actually stained my stand. I had to re-paint the whole thing after I tried to get the marks off with a Mr.Clean Magic Eraser and it didn't work. icon_mad.gif )

One pack of putty lasts me about a year. All you need to stick the ribbon on is a tiny flat piece of putty (about the size of a dime) every foot or so.

A pack of the putty is about $2-$3

As for the type of ribbon that's best, one that's a bit thicker....like grosgrain ribbon. Satin is pretty, but you can see the bumps of the putty through it. Chiffon ribbon is worse, because it's translucent. Wired ribbon is really hard to work with evenly so avoid that. I liked using a grosgrain ribbon of about 1.5"-2" in width. thumbs_up.gif

cakegal Posted 18 Jun 2008 , 4:33pm
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Thanks soooo much for posting this.
I want my son to make me one of these.
I just love cupcakes...
Thanks again!

antonia74 Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 11:01pm
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Okay, just a bit more info for some new members asking some great questions.....


Okay, I'll try to explain this as best as I can...though I didn't make the stand itself and I'm certainly not up on my carpentry terminology, just bear with me!

The stand is made of 4 hollow boxes that are stacked. They don't "join" or "attach" to one another per se...more like they just rest upon each other.

The thin sides of the stand are made with strips of MDF so that the box is as light as it could be. (If it was made of wood all over, this thing would be ten times as heavy!!)

Those vertical and horizontal strips of wood that you see inside and on top of the boxes are essentially the "bones" or "frame" for each tier. They support the shape, add strength and are ALSO used to connect each box to the next one. See how the vertical pieces would rest in the spaces of the horizontal pieces from the box below? That's the idea, so it doesn't move from side to side when they are stacked.

That circle of silver screws that you see inside the upper box is actually the screws that hold the 4 horizontal wooden slats (on the top) in place for THAT box.

I hope this makes sense? It's hard to explain, but I do hope I've at least made it a bit more clear...and not worse! Unfortunately, I sold the stand this year and can't photograph it further for more help.

muddpuppy Posted 9 Nov 2008 , 6:48pm
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Antonia Thanks so much for your instructions!!! I had a friend of mine look at your design and directions and he built me a beautiful set of boxes.. The on;y addition was an 18" box.. I LOVE it!!! You're the best thanks again!!!!
LL

antonia74 Posted 11 Nov 2008 , 5:41am
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Muddpuppy, that is SO cool! I love how adjusting them in an off-set stack makes the entire stand look so different. thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif

Lenish Posted 14 Nov 2008 , 2:58am
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Thank you so much for sharing. I really appreciate the instruction.

Kate icon_biggrin.gif

donnamshaw Posted 9 Dec 2008 , 5:43pm
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Hey, this is incredible! Just what I was looking for and the instructions and tips are very generous of you to post.

Only one more question: when you say oil-based paint, would that be found near the regular latex paint? Or would I need to find this somewhere else?

Thanks!

andpotts Posted 28 Dec 2008 , 8:45pm
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I am so excited to have my hubby make me one of these and the fact that they nest for storage is awesome and exactly what I am looking for! Thank you so very much for sharing, I hope this gets stuck to the top of the cupcake forum, it's awesome!

antonia74 Posted 11 Jan 2009 , 8:36pm
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Originally Posted by donnamshaw

when you say oil-based paint, would that be found near the regular latex paint? Or would I need to find this somewhere else?




It can be found at any paint store, I would think.

Oil-based paints are predominently used in kitchens and bathrooms because they are easy to scrub/clean in high-traffic areas that get steamy/greasy faster than in other parts of the house.

mkolmar Posted 12 Jan 2009 , 4:59am
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Antonia--Have I ever told you how much I love you?! icon_razz.gif Thanks for always being willing to share such wonderful info. to help people and advance the culinary field.
This stand is amazing. One day I'll be able to find someone to make it for me.

igurbisz Posted 19 Jan 2009 , 3:51pm
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This is awesome! I plan on making one for my daughter's birthday. Thanks so much

CatherineR Posted 7 Feb 2009 , 7:25am
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Antonia, again a big THANKS for your instructions. Your display is beautiful. My husband will be making one for me and one for my daughter who is always making cupcakes with a 6 inch cake. This is so perfect! icon_biggrin.gif

Bluehue Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 3:49am
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icon_eek.gif How brillante is that cake stand - thank you so much.
I sense another *project* for the DH thumbs_up.gif

Thankyou again, from across the miles....and a few oceans. icon_lol.gif

Bluehue.

Rylan Posted 4 Mar 2009 , 11:26pm
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Antonia this is awesome! What is the costing for this cake stand?

colabear71 Posted 6 Mar 2009 , 3:12pm
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Originally Posted by antonia74

Those vertical and horizontal strips of wood that you see inside and on top of the boxes are essentially the "bones" or "frame" for each tier. They support the shape, add strength and are ALSO used to connect each box to the next one. See how the vertical pieces would rest in the spaces of the horizontal pieces from the box below? That's the idea, so it doesn't move from side to side when they are stacked.

That circle of silver screws that you see inside the upper box is actually the screws that hold the 4 horizontal wooden slats (on the top) in place for THAT box.




First of all, thank you for the instructions. It is so wonderful that you are willing to share your knowledge. My question is about the circle of screws. I'm guessing that you screwed the horizontal piece (shown in the bottom of the second pic) to the top of the box it would set on? Can you set up the boxes without screwing that down, so that you could change up the configuration of the boxes, like muddpuppy did? or do you need to make seperate boxes for the different configurations? Would the boxes shift around very much once set up if you didn't use the bottom piece to secure the box to the one below it?

Thanks again. I'm hoping to have DH make me some boxes for an upcoming wedding.

Kim

colabear71 Posted 12 Mar 2009 , 2:19am
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Anyone have an answer for my above question? I need to work on making these for an upcoming wedding and would like to know if you must use the extra piece to secure one box to the next?

Thanks

crazy4cupcakes Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 12:24am
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Thank you Helen for posting these instructions! I really appreciate it! My husband's friend made this for my first wedding order. The stand fit perfectly with the wedding decor and the entire presentation was just perfect. Thanks again!
LL

AmyGonzalez Posted 4 Jun 2009 , 3:28am
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Thank you for sharing this beautiful idea! icon_razz.gif

kimkake Posted 19 Jul 2009 , 4:12pm
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Thank you so much for responding!! This is going to make my cupcakes look so much better at the wedding and so professional!!
THanks again!!

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