How Big Of A Cupcake Tower Will I Need???

Baking By mandirombold Updated 10 Jan 2011 , 11:11am by Jennifer353

mandirombold Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 2:58pm
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I need to make a cupcake tower that will hold 150 cupcakes and is strong enough for a small 2 tier cake (6in/8in) in top. I don't usually do cupcakes so I have no idea what size to make the tower, how many it will hold. or what would be strong enough for the small cake on top. help, pleeease!

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-K8memphis Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 3:13pm
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You could have the stand and then place the leftover ones that don't fit on the table top too.

Surely someone will have some more concrete figures out for you but in the meantime:

Whip out 150 empty cupcake wrappers and go to town. That's what I would do.

Toptier Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 5:20pm
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I would look at some of the prefab cupcake stands on line to see how many they hold. I know that I can fit 100 on the lower 6 tiers of my stand which has 20", 18", 16", 14", 12", 10", 8" round tiers.

Obviously a square stand would prob. fit more and k8 is correct, don't forget that you can put more on the table around the base.

AKS Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 7:06pm
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Just found this. Hope it helps and that it is, in fact, accurate.

13 Base Plate = 14-16 Cupcakes
15 Base Plate = 20-22 Cupcakes
17 Base Plate = 28-30 Cupcakes
19 Base Plate = 38-40 Cupcakes
21" Base Plate = 58-60 Cupcakes

Cupcake Tiers

8 Cupcake Tier = 6 Cupcakes
10 Cupcake Tier = 8-9 Cupcakes
12 Cupcake Tier = 14-15 Cupcakes
14 Cupcake Tier = 18-20 Cupcakes
16" Cupcake Tier = 28-30 Cupcakes

Cupcake Tier Tops

6 Cupcake Tier Top = 1 ~ 6 cake, large cupcake, or 4 cupcakes
8 Cupcake Tier Top = 1 ~ 8 cake, large cupcake, or 6 cupcakes

shkepa Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 8:11pm
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Wow Thank you for posting I have been looking for such a chart

mandirombold Posted 7 Jan 2011 , 8:35pm
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thank you guys so much. wow I'm gunna need a big stand!

cheatize Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 12:51am
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Doesn't this all depend on the size/circumference of the center support?

mandirombold Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 6:41am
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I have no clue. I also want to make sure what ever I make will not topple over and can hold a two tier on top?

boonenati Posted 8 Jan 2011 , 11:20am
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Originally Posted by mandirombold

I have no clue. I also want to make sure what ever I make will not topple over and can hold a two tier on top?

Here is a tutorial to make a cupcake stand. This will not topple over, and you can make it as small or large as you need.

Good luck

Jennifer353 Posted 10 Jan 2011 , 11:11am
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Something I just thought of when I was reading through... if this is for a wedding will they be cutting the top cake for photographs, etc? If so, best make it a bit stronger than is needed in case they put pressure on the top when cutting and topple it all!
Sorry if this is not a relevant comment but I just thought of it and I dont know how that is normally coped with.

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