Antonia's Cupcake Stand Directions??

Baking By robin3845 Updated 30 Jun 2010 , 8:12pm by KHalstead

robin3845 Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 6:36pm
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Help! I keep seeing everywhere that a user named Antonia 74 has given directions for making a large square cupcake stand. Does anyone know where I can get these directions??

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KHalstead Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 6:40pm
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Here ya go::

(from antonia74)

Well, my father has made me a few in the past, and the one below was made by a local carpenter. I don't know much about woodworking, but I've been PM'd about these stands so much that I'll give the dimensions and a few photos here for you to make your own.

My largest white 4 TIER BOXES CUPCAKE STAND, is made from hollow boxes of MDF (that's medium density fibreboard. It's not solid wood, or it would be very very heavy.) The dimensions of the one I have are as follows:

-top box is 6" x 6" x 6" tall
-2nd box is 12" x 12" x 6" tall
-3rd box is 24" x 24" x 6" tall
-4th box is 36" x 36" x 6" tall

They all fit together using wooden slats. BUT, they are great for smaller weddings/events because I don't have to use all 4 boxes. Sometimes I just use 3 or even 2 for really tiny parties. As is, using all 4 boxes, this stand is absolutely HUGE. It's 2 feet tall and 3 feet wide!!!

Using all 4 boxes, I can fit 144 of my large cupcakes in a neat display....or 140 cupcakes + a cake on top.

We painted the display using a non-toxic Ivory oil-based paint. (Ivory in case there is a tiny stain, easier to conceal than pure pure white. Oil-based paint is a must, as it's easier to wipe clean than latex.)

KHalstead Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 6:41pm
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thecakeprincess Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 7:04pm
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cakegal Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 7:30pm
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I wonder if there's a way to make these with a different material so they are lighter in weight?
Will have to put my thinking cap on....LOL...

KHalstead Posted 30 Jun 2010 , 8:12pm
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I've seen online where people have made them out of foam core board, definitely lighter but not sure how they would hold up over time.

There are lots of different types of wood at the hardware store you could play around with. I'll bet you could use the wood they put inside mobile homes (can't think of the name right now) they have some that is grooved, etc. that would be pretty on a stand.

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