Do It Yourself Cupcake Stand

Decorating By Brontecakes Updated 17 Feb 2009 , 11:06am by deetmar

Brontecakes Posted 11 Feb 2009 , 11:54pm
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I was asked by another member how I made my cupcake stand so I thought I would post it for all CC members.

I live in a remote area and have to make do with what is available at the local hardware and other shops.
You need
4 covered cake boards of the right size. The bottom one needs to have cleats on it to lift it off the table.
5 cake pillars or more if needed
Ribbon if needed
one very long bolt (long enough to go through the whole thing) with a small nut Make sure the bolt has a flat head.

Drill holes into the centre of each of the boards (make sure you recess the top board slightly to hide the bolt head) and drill out the centre of the pillars so the bolt fits through.

Work out how many pillars you will need to cover the entire bolt allowing space for the boards to fit as well.

Cut the pillars to the correct size and glue together in segments ie 1 1/2 between each board.

Put the bolt through the top board first so the flat head is recessed slightly, if you have all cupcakes this is not so important but if you have a cutting cake then it needs to be flat. (You might do this before covering your board as you may need to recover it to hide the bolt head. I had to put icing over mine)

Now slide the first pillar combo up the bolt and glue to the underside of your top board, put the second board onto the bolt and glue, next pillar combo etc etc until your stand is constructed. Put the nut on the underside and screw it all together firmly. You may need to add more cleats if the bolt is too long.
If the join on your pillars is really obvious then cover with ribbon.

Good luck and happy constructing.

I will post pictures of the finished product if anyone is interested.

18 replies
mariela_ms Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 12:07am
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Thanks for posting the instructions!! Do you have the pictures you could post please? I personally am more of a visual learner and it would help alot. Thanks again!

vpaz24 Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 12:09am
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Oh yes, I agree. I would love to see pictures. Maybe even step by step pictures would really help! icon_biggrin.gif

Redlotusninjagrl Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 12:11am
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Totally need a picture. I can't put it together in my head!

Brontecakes Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 12:15am
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Ok but before I can do that I have to go out and get a new battery for my camera, and pull the stand apart so I can put it back together. It will be a little while before I post. Hang in there will be back soon. icon_smile.gif

In the mean time you can sort of see the stand in "My photos" amidst all the cupcakes. Not a very good picture unfortunately but its the only one I have.

Redlotusninjagrl Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 12:23am
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Aw you are so sweet! Going to take a peek.

Susie53 Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 12:29am
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From what I could see, the cake stand is very nice!

mariela_ms Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 12:30am
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Looks really good! thanks so much for taking the time to take the pics. We'll be waiting patiently!

Brontecakes Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 6:29am
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ok here are the pictures hope they are helpful.

mariela_ms Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 5:05pm
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Thank you so much for posting this!!!!

tomatoqeen Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 5:16pm
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I love the stand and thanks for the instructions? One question though, how do you store it? Is it always assembled since you glued it? Thanks!

Brontecakes Posted 12 Feb 2009 , 10:19pm
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Yes it remains assembled on top of my kitchen cupboard. icon_smile.gif

DreamInCake11 Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 1:39am
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Thank you so much for posting these instructions!

-Tubbs Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 3:27pm
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tiggy2 Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 4:36pm
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Great tutorial, thanks! I would think you could also use clear plexiglass for a different look.

rockysmommy Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 4:42pm
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I am in the process of making this one...I love it!
tiggy2...clear plexiglass is a great idea...

Thanks again for the instructions.


FlourPots Posted 13 Feb 2009 , 4:43pm
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That's awesome, thanks.

If anyone is interested in a stand that comes apart, I found a cool 2 part tutorial on YouTube recently:

maimai16 Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 3:56am
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this is great... jsut need to post something to make it in my watched topics icon_smile.gif

deetmar Posted 17 Feb 2009 , 11:06am
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Thank you so much, I have been fighting with these things.

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