Cupcake Stands...

Baking By FromScratch Updated 13 Apr 2009 , 12:40pm by cylstrial

FromScratch Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 11:19am
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I am looking for a cupcake stand like the ones that The Pink Cake Box uses. I can't drive down and buy one from them or I would... icon_lol.gif. I have been searching and haven't come up with something that was quite right. Does anyone know what brand it is or of something similar that's not a gazillion dollars?

Thanks in advance... I did a search here, but came up empty handed.

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majka_ze Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 1:13pm
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Well, both my ideas are of the DIY variety.

Luise hat a tutorial for cupcake stand here http://www.cakejournal.com/archives/how-to-make-a-cake-stand-for-cupcakes-or-mini-cakes
It is not the same but could be an option for you.

And the second idea - reverse engineering of the stand you wanted.
You need - PVC pipe (home depot), and cake boards in diferent sizes. I would go for the most stable variant, cake boards from wooden circles. In the center of each circle, glue small circle which holds the pipe (or perhaps even sprayed tin can). The upper most and the bottom board have this circle on one side only, all the others on both sides. This holds the cake board on the pipe or can. The little circles need to be higher than in the drawing and fit very tight in the pipe.

And you need somebody who builds it for you icon_biggrin.gif

Here I tried to make a schema for you:
LL

FromScratch Posted 6 Apr 2009 , 2:28pm
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Thanks for the thoughts... icon_smile.gif. I am really just looking to just buy one and have it done with. I can make one. I actually have before, but with the wood it's heavy and it's hard to get a perfect circle. I'm looking to take the easy way out... icon_lol.gif.

cakediva01 Posted 8 Apr 2009 , 3:53pm
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The Pink Cake Box sells cupcake stands although they are pretty pricey. I'm sure they would ship it to you.

FromScratch Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 2:34am
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It says on the site they are only available in the store... but I could check. Thanks for the suggestions. icon_smile.gif

chassidyg Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 11:23am
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DecoPac has them for 99.00, I think it's the same one you are talking about. Let me get a link

http://www.decopac.com/detail_11021__8-42.html
LL

antonia74 Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 11:33am
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Have you seen the gorgeous ones vendors are selling on eBay now?? icon_eek.gif Just take a look at these!! They are HUGE and run about $100

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=wood+cupcake+stand&_sacat=See-All-Categories


I love them all! thumbs_up.gif

cakelady15 Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 11:47am
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I just bought the one that flour pots posted, but I got the 8 tier stand. I paid $104.00 for it and that included shipping and the stand. It's a beautiful stand and it's made very well. I'm glad that I got it. I can use it for everything because I got the clear one so it will match all decor.

Valli_War Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 12:12pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jkalman

Thanks for the thoughts... icon_smile.gif. I am really just looking to just buy one and have it done with. I can make one. I actually have before, but with the wood it's heavy and it's hard to get a perfect circle. I'm looking to take the easy way out... icon_lol.gif.




If you don't want to use wood, use plexi glass. One sheet of plexi glass is enough for you to make most of the rounds that you need (thinking you don't need that one to hold 300 cupcakes). If you buy it from a small store, they might even cut it for you in the size and shape you want. So, you are left with just glueing the pipe part.

Sabz Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 12:29pm
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I think the home-made stand is a brilliant idea, save that much money to buy something else and make it whatever style you want!

FromScratch Posted 9 Apr 2009 , 4:18pm
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Helen... do you have one? Are they heavy? Do they come apart? I would need it to be able to be disassembled so I could store it. Which is part of the reason I don't want to make them. You'd need to get reinforcements for the screw holes so that you didn't strip them.

The decopac one is almost right. It doesn't have a base though... and I really would prefer that it did.

Thanks for all of the thoughts...

antonia74 Posted 12 Apr 2009 , 5:11pm
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I don't, but I am thinking of buying another one really soon. I'll let you know if I do.

The one I have, and ADORE, is the one from www.bossmanufacturing.com It's not light, it's a heavy metal stand, but sturdy as heck and yes, it dismantles....but I never let my clients do that. They did at first and kept bringing it back to me with parts missing! icon_mad.gif Bad idea.

cylstrial Posted 13 Apr 2009 , 12:40pm
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Antonia74 -- that boss website is amazing!

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