Starkie Posted 13 May 2009 , 11:53am
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I am designing an acryllic cupcake stand for my husband to build. I would love to see some ideas from those of you who were industrious enough to build your own stands! Post your pictures, if you will, and a brief description of materials and how many cuppies your stand will hold.

Thanks!!!

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jdelectables Posted 13 May 2009 , 11:58am
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I would love to see this as well!

Starkie Posted 13 May 2009 , 6:30pm
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To be sure someone has made a stand and can post a picture!!!

cakelass Posted 14 May 2009 , 4:58am
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Hi,
I don't know how to add a picture here but if you go to my photos there is a 3 teir one on dispay for Pink Ribbon.
My dad made this oe using the MDF cake boards and used one central long screw. To seperate he used a thich stick he had lying around drilled through this as well and attached. To finish he put a door knob on top as a handle.
He then sprayed it white.
I am sorry I gave this stand away and cannot rmember the dimensions etc. but I hope this helps you in some way.

FlourPots Posted 14 May 2009 , 7:25pm
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cakelass...that's a nice looking stand...did your dad also make the acrylic one in your photos?

cylstrial Posted 15 May 2009 , 1:46am
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Originally Posted by cakelass

Hi,
I don't know how to add a picture here but if you go to my photos there is a 3 teir one on dispay for Pink Ribbon.
My dad made this oe using the MDF cake boards and used one central long screw. To seperate he used a thich stick he had lying around drilled through this as well and attached. To finish he put a door knob on top as a handle.
He then sprayed it white.
I am sorry I gave this stand away and cannot rmember the dimensions etc. but I hope this helps you in some way.




MDF? Can you help me? I'm not familiar with that!! icon_smile.gif Thanks!

Starkie Posted 15 May 2009 , 1:57am
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MDF is a type of fabricated wood (I think), like particle board. But my understanding is it's a better product than particle board, doesn't warp as easily when wet, and is extremely strong. You can find it at just about any hardware or lumber store ~ just ask for MDF and they'll know exactly what you are talking about!

Franluvsfrosting Posted 17 May 2009 , 6:29am
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I just got a book from Lowe's Home Improvement that had a cupcake stand in it that was really cute. They took 4, 6 and 8 inch terra cotta pots and 10, 12 and 14 inch terra cotta saucers; primed them & spray painted them pink in this case. They lined the saucers with wax paper and stacked them; 14" saucer with an upside down 8" pot inside. Then the 12" saucer and 6" pot followed by the 10" and 4". They stacked them up one atop the other and put flowers in the very top one.

Here, I found a link!

http://www.lowescreativeideas.com/idea-library/articles/Spring_Party_Gift_Ideas_0509.aspx

There are a lot of different things you could do on this idea.

1234me Posted 17 May 2009 , 2:48pm
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Here is mine. I have only used it this one time - I need to "promote" it more. This was for a wedding shower. There were 6 different flavor cupcakes so I made place cards to put beside the flavors so people would know what they were. I got the instructions on how to make it here at CC and my FIL made it for me![/img]

imamommy1205 Posted 17 May 2009 , 4:33pm

I love that idea wendy! I think I mightmake something like that myself!

Alice1230 Posted 17 May 2009 , 4:43pm
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Originally Posted by Franluvsfrosting

I just got a book from Lowe's Home Improvement that had a cupcake stand in it that was really cute. They took 4, 6 and 8 inch terra cotta pots and 10, 12 and 14 inch terra cotta saucers; primed them & spray painted them pink in this case. They lined the saucers with wax paper and stacked them; 14" saucer with an upside down 8" pot inside. Then the 12" saucer and 6" pot followed by the 10" and 4". They stacked them up one atop the other and put flowers in the very top one.

Here, I found a link!

http://www.lowescreativeideas.com/idea-library/articles/Spring_Party_Gift_Ideas_0509.aspx

There are a lot of different things you could do on this idea.





This is soooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute! tks for sharing!

debster Posted 17 May 2009 , 4:49pm

Thanks for sharing these ideas!!!!!

lflowermoon Posted 17 May 2009 , 6:51pm

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

PattyT Posted 18 May 2009 , 12:54am

Now's my chance to brag about my dear dear DH!

He made me two full sets - round and square, each starting at 18" up to 8" in 2" increments. Yessssss...I AM a spoiled lucky lady!

They are made with plywood. We tested using 1/2 foam core, but even with "washers" made from CDs, the foam core crushed when you screwed the fittings in tight enough to keep the boards from wiggling.

The fittings are 1 1/2" PVC fittings, with the straight pieces cut to about 4 1/4". The bottom has a male end going through the base with a small screw cap to hold. The big 18" base has cabinet knobs as feet a-la-Martha Stewart, but we didn't use that big a base for the pictures so I used some rubber stick on feet we found at Lowes....actually I think they were door stops.

Since we started this, I've seen simpler methods, but you won't get anything more flexible or sturdier than these!

My biggest issue after the fact is that we painted them so there wasn't raw plywood, but when we went to use the sticky shelf paper, it wouldn't stay! I had to use 2-sided tape to hold it. Any ideas?

We certainly had fun working on these together...hope it helps.

Edited to add: This one with (I think 12-10-8") held almost four dozen full size cuppies + the figure.
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shell62995 Posted 18 May 2009 , 11:49pm
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Originally Posted by wendyintx

Image

Here is mine. I have only used it this one time - I need to "promote" it more. This was for a wedding shower. There were 6 different flavor cupcakes so I made place cards to put beside the flavors so people would know what they were. I got the instructions on how to make it here at CC and my FIL made it for me![/img]




how did u make ur place cards. I have seen them before and I LOVE them! Very polished!

solascakes Posted 24 May 2009 , 4:48pm

Wow these stands are lovely

mommyle Posted 24 May 2009 , 5:36pm

I like to take a 12" dummy, 18" circle, 10" dummy, 14" circle, 6" dummy, 10" circle. cover them in paper and ribbon, and call it a day. That way if I get them back, great, if not, no problem.
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AKA_cupcakeshoppe Posted 24 May 2009 , 6:17pm

mommyle, what a beautiful set up! I assume those cards tell them what the flavor of the cupcakes are? it's very pretty, elegant too.

panchanewjersey Posted 24 May 2009 , 6:34pm

icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif I'm jealous, how come my DH(dingy husband) can't make anything? icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif That's it, I'm leaving a massage therapist for a carpenter!lol No really, I'm the crafty one. The one who does it all, it's hopeless waiting for my husband to help out. I think I'm just going to have to build one myself, when I need it.

SaraClassic Posted 24 May 2009 , 6:54pm

Here is mine. Wood "shaddow box" types that nest inside eachother to store thumbs_up.gif Not too heavy.
A bride returned it today ( after my 4 th rental ) and still in good shape. I repained it once and change the ribbon or "decor" for each bride. She suggested making them from acrylic so she could have mailed it back. ...??? Its a few pretty big pieces, and I dont think a 40 min drive would outweigh $40 shipping to me, I dunno. So anyone have acrylic ideas?

SaraClassic Posted 24 May 2009 , 7:07pm

Grrrr, never attaches first time for me
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SaraClassic Posted 24 May 2009 , 7:09pm

you HAVE to be kidding, I worked so hard and its the wrong pic....you get the idea icon_wink.gif

SaraClassic Posted 25 May 2009 , 1:09pm

Anyone else? Ive been looking up info on that acrylic...anyone have any ideas on that?

PattyT Posted 25 May 2009 , 5:43pm

If you are looking for acrylic or plastic nesting boxes...you may want to try either catering display risers or retail store display boxes and/or risers. When I was looking for a big square cake stand a while back I stumbled on a couple of sites. Think they are for jewelry display (?) It was so long ago I can't recall the sites. They also have 3-sided risers too...kind of like a big square "C" that stand on the two legs..2-3 of those could create a stairstep effect, but only good from one the front.

If you are looking for acrylic cupcake stands there is a company on eBay that sells all sorts of them, but I think they are out of the UK - not sure though.

kileyscakes Posted 25 May 2009 , 6:59pm

Here is mine I made for my sisters graduation!

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1375037

mommyle Posted 25 May 2009 , 9:07pm

That is SUPER cute!!!

Linliv46 Posted 25 May 2009 , 10:07pm
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Originally Posted by kileyscakes

Here is mine I made for my sisters graduation!

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1375037




Love it! Is it made with cake drums? Great display!

kileyscakes Posted 25 May 2009 , 10:23pm

no, actually I didn't want to spend the money for those so I bought the 12.9 oz cans of fruit and just put a strip of wrapping paper around them, they worked well because the weight of them helped it be alot more stable!!

FlourPots Posted 25 May 2009 , 11:19pm

Wow, kileyscakes...excellent idea...what are the flat rounds that the cupcakes are sitting on made of?

babybundt Posted 26 May 2009 , 12:19am

those are very nice. maybe someday i will attempt to make one.............. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

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