Coolest Cupcake Stands!

Baking By maryjsgirl Updated 19 Aug 2008 , 1:39am by AlamoSweets

maryjsgirl Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 12:05am
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I ran into these tonight and had to share! I think these are awesome stands and if anyone of you brilliant ladies can come up with a way to do these I would love to hear!

http://passionforpastry.com/index.php?option=com_expose&Itemid=29

Click on "click occasion"

then

click on "cupcake trees"

18 replies
ValMommytoDanny Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 2:45am
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Is that a ready made stand that they decorated? I see that most of the toppers are foam but I can't decide what the tree structure is.

Wood would be too heavy I would think - are these premade? Anybody know or have any ideas?

These are really great - thanks for sharing!

AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 5:03am
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might be foam core?

muddpuppy Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 2:14pm
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OMG.. I really like these... I'm going to try to build one today.. lol...so cute..

cakequeen50 Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 5:28pm
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I absolutely LOVE these! I wonder how much they charge for those custom made trees and if they are rented and the topper part is custom $$.

michellenj Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 7:44pm
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Those are adorable.

CakeWhizz Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 7:55pm
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Many thanks for this. They are very cool stands indeed.

auntiekim82 Posted 29 Jul 2008 , 8:16pm
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These are really cool!

Speaking as a carpenter's daughter...these would be fairly simple to make. Basically, just hit up your local home improvement store and ask for some Hardboard. It's lightweight, but sturdy...a bit thinner than I see in the pictures, but if you're looking for cost efficiency and a lighter transport option...a sheet of Hardwood board (cut to your desired sizes) would be perfect.

HTH!

Pat317 Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 6:09am
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Those definitely look like foam core board. It is very easy to cut with an exacto knife. The braces are the simple " cut half way from the top of one complete brace, and half way from the bottom of one complete brace. Slide the top and bottom together to form an T or X. It forms a very sturdy brace to hold the different foam core circles of each layer. Of course, you must increase the size of the brace to accommodate the size of the circle it supports. I would suggest gluing each layer ( the braces ) together with hot clue. It would be rather inexpensive, and totally disposable.

maryjsgirl Posted 30 Jul 2008 , 10:49pm
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Originally Posted by Pat317

Those definitely look like foam core board. It is very easy to cut with an exacto knife. The braces are the simple " cut half way from the top of one complete brace, and half way from the bottom of one complete brace. Slide the top and bottom together to form an T or X. It forms a very sturdy brace to hold the different foam core circles of each layer. Of course, you must increase the size of the brace to accommodate the size of the circle it supports. I would suggest gluing each layer ( the braces ) together with hot clue. It would be rather inexpensive, and totally disposable.




Oh so you think the entire thing is the foam core? That would definitely be easier and I am sure cheaper than wood. Do you think it would be sturdy?

Pat317 Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 6:59am
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As long as the braces extend far enough outward, there should be no problem. You can also buy different thicknesses of the foam core board. I might also suggest adding a decorative ribbon, attached with corsage pins, to give the edges a finished appearance. Cover the top and bottom of the foam core board with clear contact paper if you intend on using it more then once. This will enable you to wipe any mess off.

maryjsgirl Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 3:08pm
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Thanks!

cupcakemkr Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 5:13pm
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I agree with Pat wholeheartedly! As soon I saw these I thought the same thing. foam rounds for the plates and same sized rounds for support of each plate, the round cut in half and then a center cut half way up on both halves then slipped together. Decorate as you wish!

msdmom Posted 5 Aug 2008 , 6:06am
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I hope this helps it looks similar...but if not at least you can get some ideas possibly..

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

banba Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 1:05am
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wow thanks for sharing they are cute and "makeable".

kellymarie Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 4:20am
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I am pretty sure these are sold on cupcake tree dot com..... that's what it looks like to me, and they are reasonably priced too. I would try and make it myself but..my husbands just not that handy, and I have a one year old to watch and cakes to bake! icon_biggrin.gif

cakegal Posted 10 Aug 2008 , 10:51pm
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I love the look of the swirled painted cupcake trees...WOW!! I just loved all their theme trees too...WOW!!!
I would love to be so creative.
Thanks for the link.

misabel99 Posted 17 Aug 2008 , 7:12pm
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Thanks for the link they are pretty does any one know where can I get Foam Core? icon_redface.gif TIA

AlamoSweets Posted 19 Aug 2008 , 1:39am
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I get all of my foam core board at Hobby Lobby when they have it 50% off. I use a lot of it as boards for my larger cakes. I buy the 1/2 inch and I love it!

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