How To Make Your Own Cupcake Stand

Baking By micnmax2003 Updated 21 Sep 2008 , 7:37pm by AKA_cupcakeshoppe

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micnmax2003 Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 9:23pm
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found this article...thought that there may be some interest icon_smile.gif

http://www.cakejournal.com/archives/how-to-make-a-cake-stand-for-cupcakes-or-mini-cakes/

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joeskitty Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 9:32pm
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This is a great stand. Heres the one I made from these directions for a bridal shower. And I'm also doing 2 of these for a upcoming wedding.

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shellzey Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 9:40pm
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i just read up on this right before i saw your post. my suggest (haven't tried it yet but have used it on other things) is to use rubber cement to secure the paper instead of glue. it will hold it to the board but will peel off easy when you want it to

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shellzey Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 9:41pm
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i just read up on this right before i saw your post. my suggest (haven't tried it yet but have used it on other things) is to use rubber cement to secure the paper instead of glue. it will hold it to the board but will peel off easy when you want it to

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Jocmom Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 9:49pm
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How cool! I wish I'd seen this a few months ago. A coworker needed a bunch of cupcake stands for a bridal shower. I let her borrow a couple that I had, and she ended up with 10 different cupcake stands on 10 different tables. We could have made stands that matched the bridal party's colors and saved her loads of stress.

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aa053103 Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 10:00pm
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Here are instructions for a square cupcake stand. I did this for my friend's engagement party. You can see the picture in my photos.

http://www.k-boutique.com/g_wedding.html

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MaryAnnPriest Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 10:05pm
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Thanks for posting that link. Simple and easy. I like it!

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edith123 Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 10:07pm
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Thanks for sharing. thumbs_up.gif

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chassidyg Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 10:20pm
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I need to make one for my son's birthday in a few weeks, thanks for sharing!

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debster Posted 8 Jul 2008 , 10:32pm
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Thanks so much , the people here are so sharing!!!!!!

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joeskitty Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 12:59am
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When I placed the ribbon on mine i wrapped each layer in wrapping paper then used fabric glue to glue the ribbon on. It pulls off really easy so you can use the ribbon again and doesnt ruin the cake boards.

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maryak Posted 9 Jul 2008 , 1:13am
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Thank you so much for sharing these links!! icon_lol.gif

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couturecupcakery Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 2:38am
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Here are 2 I created for a Sex and the City movie premier party and a Spongebob one for a bday (thread attached)

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shellzey Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 5:33am
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i just made a cupcake stand tonight. it was so easy. i used the pvc couplings for dividers. they were the perfect size. 3 1/2 inches tall and they only cost 1.18 at home depot. i'll have to post pics later. my digital camera was stolen

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Meemawfish Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 6:27pm
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Thanks for the link. I bought one from Wilton but these are prettier. icon_biggrin.gif

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trulyjulie Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 6:35pm
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Wow, thanks for posting these are so pretty and look so easy too. I love using the metal pins and redecorating when you want to. I would add a circle of that thin spongy shelf paper so they don't slide around.

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YAYI95 Posted 10 Jul 2008 , 6:44pm
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These are so nice and seem so simple to make....thanks for the info...i have printed out the instructions so that i can attempt to make one...

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lnb19 Posted 15 Jul 2008 , 8:56pm
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What is the best glue to use between the cakeboards and the dividers??? I followed the directions of the circle cupcake stand, but the glue between the round cake boards and the dividers never dried completely and I was afraid it would be unstable.

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caramelchef Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 2:15am
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i just saw this post up on the tutorial what a wonderful and easy idea!

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imakecakes Posted 23 Jul 2008 , 3:44am
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Thank you for sharing! i love the tips here!!

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jlynn21 Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 5:29pm
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Shellzey - I would love to see a picture of your stand made with the PVC piping. I need to make one with the PVC also. Thanks!

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cupcakedreamer2 Posted 30 Aug 2008 , 1:45pm
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Oooh..I must try a square stand!!

For the queen of cupcake stands, (& the queen of cupcakes) this woman is the best! She was doing the cupcake stands long before cupcakes were even a twinkle in my eye, & has inspired me with her gorgeous creations! If I can be half as good as her one day......dreaming again......

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lecupcake/sets/72157602634990651/

I think she is the queen of the decorated cupcake too!!

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AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 4:49am
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i'm gonna make one for my niece's birthday party and was wondering if you guys can suggest sizes for each "tier" the top will have a two tier cake 9" and 5".

will 18" 14" 10" be enough for the cake on top and 100 cupcakes?

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SweetDreamsAT Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 3:44pm
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cupcakeshoppe- I just made my first one - it was 16", 14", 12", 10" and held about 54 cupcakes... in case that helps.

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AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 3:52pm
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oh wow! do you have a picture i would love to see it! So it has to be bigger than that then. I'm thinking maybe 22", 18", 14" 10" for the cake on top.

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Cyndi1207 Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 3:55pm
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I just made one this last week for a monkey themed baby shower. I had a hard time with the ribbon. Hopefully the next one will come out better.
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calivettie Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 4:00pm
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wow Cyndi, your cupcake stand is great!! I'm definitely jealous!!

And about how much did it cost you to make? I am not sure if I would just charge the cost to the client or take a deposit on it and re-use it?

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AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 4:10pm
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oh it's so cute! happy looking, i love the fun colors. and the cuppies are so adorable icon_biggrin.gif thanks for sharing!

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SweetDreamsAT Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 4:12pm
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I can't figure out how to post a pic directly into this message - frustrating! Cyndi, can you help me please?
I did post a pic of my stand in my photos.

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knel Posted 4 Sep 2008 , 4:15pm
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Ok, CC! I'm pumped... don't have a reason to make cupcakes, but I think I need to come up with an occasion quickly... perhaps a "Happy Friday" occasion...??? You CC people are great! Thanks for sharing!!!

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