Let's See Your Homemade Cupcake Stands!

Baking By Starkie Updated 25 Feb 2013 , 1:00pm by 2Granna

kileyscakes Posted 26 May 2009 , 12:25am
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they are just 2-14inch cake bases and 2-12inch cake bases I got mine at walmart and I think they were around 6 bucks each for a pack of two!! I would say that after I payed for all my supplies for it, that it only cost me 20-25 bucks to make and best of all I can just take everything off since I just used double stick tape and start over with another theme!!!

salsaman42 Posted 26 May 2009 , 12:35am
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Here's mine, all glass, all fastened with clear silicone caulk.....

Starkie Posted 26 May 2009 , 1:46am
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Wow, Salsaman42, that's beautiful! What did you use between the glass? It almost looks like cut crystal...

salsaman42 Posted 26 May 2009 , 1:53am
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the bases are round glass candle plates with purchased silicone "feet" epoxied on, the columns are 2 glass votive candleholders and the plates are 1/4 inch plate glass I had cut and edges pencil ground. Everything is joined together with clear silicone. The plates start at 7 inches square and get bigger in 2 inch multiples, 9", 11", 13", 15"

traci Posted 26 May 2009 , 2:07am
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Here is mine...I wish I would have seen this thread a few weeks ago when I was trying to figure out how to make one! My dad ended up doing it with cut and painted plywood and pvc pipe.

FlourPots Posted 26 May 2009 , 4:35am
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Wow...you people are amazing!

kileyscakes...I don't mean to sound dense, but when you say cakebase, what do you mean? I've stared at the photo(s), but I can't tell what it's made of...it looks shiny on top?

kileyscakes Posted 26 May 2009 , 5:23am
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I sent ya a pm flourpots!!

chassidyg Posted 27 May 2009 , 6:23pm
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I think it's time to trade my hubby in! these are amazing stands ladies!!

cakesmade4u Posted 30 May 2009 , 3:23am
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thanks for sharing..

Tug Posted 30 May 2009 , 3:32am
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Here's mine:
Foam board from Michaels, paper cup center and coordinating ribbon.


Linliv46 Posted 30 May 2009 , 4:02am
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Originally Posted by Tug

Here's mine:
Foam board from Michaels, paper cup center and coordinating ribbon.


That is beautiful! Now I think I might could do that!

havingfun Posted 3 Jun 2009 , 2:28am
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Here is my stand my brother and I made last year for a party at a cabin.
and here it is with ALL the directions!

My friend and I even made one from pink plastic margarita glasses and lime green plastic plates for a party. The ones with plates and vases or glasses are really fun and creeative.

Edee Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 12:31am
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Is there a way to make it with the styrafoam circles and attach it so its secure but also easy enough to redecorate with different paper? I don't really want to glue the paper down all the way so I can use it again with different themes. Any suggestions?

ylil Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 10:10am
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Mine's about 8 years old and I've only used it a couple times, but I'm bringing it out for a party in a few weeks. Martha Stewart had a similar one then, but was rather pricey, so I picked out the pieces @ Michael's and my dad made this one for me. I can't seem to find a pic with cupcakes on it, so it's "naked". (please ignore the mess on the table, I've been baking, lol)


txnonnie Posted 5 Jun 2009 , 5:26pm
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wendyintx -- is yours wooden boxes?

kayla1505 Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 4:47am
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I remember seeing a video on youtube on how to make you own cupcake stand. I'm gonna search for the link, I'm sure i have it somewhere.

kayla1505 Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 5:02am
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I found the video link , but the user removed it icon_sad.gif

dljc Posted 7 Jun 2009 , 5:19am
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My homemade stand is similar to the others. Plywood base with draw pulls for feet. Each tier is made from cardboard rounds separated by small diameter PVC pipe covered with white contact paper (as a disguise). I change the ribbon to suit the occasion.

alvarezmom Posted 8 Jun 2009 , 8:06pm
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Thanks for sharing all the pictures. I'll be making one later on in the year for a wedding.

Edee Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 12:45am
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Here is my attempt. I used foam core board, styrafoam, ribbon, and hot glue.

tomatoqeen Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 4:36am
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very cute!!

alvarezmom Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 12:39pm
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Edee yours look great!

mbt4955 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 12:47pm
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Edee, what did you use for your center supports? Your stand is very cute!

Kay_NL Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 12:52pm
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What exactly is foam core board, and where would I find it?? Does it come in rounds or must it be cut?

mbt4955 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 12:57pm
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I buy foam core at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. It comes in large sheets and does have to be cut. I use it for cakeboard with my tiered cakes because it is much stronger than cardboard.

ps3884 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 1:06pm
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I made this one for my dd's communion.

cake drums - bottom one covered in white contact paper, ribbon glued on the side, styrofoam circle separating/supporting the tier covered in wide pink ribbon. This ended up being a onetime use. Now I want to try one of the many ideas I've seen posted today!

chefbarbie0513 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 1:20pm
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I used Sheet cake boards, covered in a plastic table cloth (got at the dollar store) and the client bought the wine glasses.

Kay_NL Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 3:30pm
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All of the cupcake stands are so nice! I feel inspired to make one myself. Is the foam core board with the painting supplies at Michael's? It's definitely not in the cake section. icon_smile.gif

tomatoqeen Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 6:58pm
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The foamcore is on the same isle as the wrapping paper/gift bag supplies in my Michaels. They also have some on the end cap of the paint isle. It comes in lots of colors, but the white is the cheapest. You can usually get it on sale for $0.99 a sheet. Just ask a sales associate if you can't find it, they will know what you are talking about. Good luck!!

jenng1482 Posted 9 Jun 2009 , 7:41pm
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All these stands are sooo cute! My mind is going crazy trying to figure out which one to make for myself. Whats the easiest way to cut the foam core board?

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