I Am Wanting To Buy A Cupcake Stand Input Needed...

Baking By luvbuttercream Updated 3 Jun 2011 , 7:12pm by Marthastw2

luvbuttercream Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 5:48pm
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I have done a lot of looking around at cupcake stands and have found one that I am thinking I am going to purchase, but before doing so I would love to hear from anyone that maybe has bought it and get some opinions on it.

Any input would be greatly appreciated... Thank you icon_smile.gif


Follow the link below:

http://www.thecupcaketower.com/small-cupcake-tower/

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bakencake Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 6:05pm
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I know that martha stewart has a temple on how to do one on her site. if you are good at that sort of stuff. also it might be cheaper if you go to a retail store and get graduated cake stands.

Normita Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 6:30pm
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I have that stand and I like it. It's so nice and classy. I purchased their largest stand so I can customize it to the size I need. Their customer service is great...mine came with 2 of the tiers chipped...they quickly sent me the replacement tiers at no extra charge. I think you'll like it alot icon_smile.gif

bakencake Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 6:31pm
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imagenthatnj Posted 16 Apr 2011 , 7:00pm
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Originally Posted by luvbuttercream

I have done a lot of looking around at cupcake stands and have found one that I am thinking I am going to purchase, but before doing so I would love to hear from anyone that maybe has bought it and get some opinions on it.

Any input would be greatly appreciated... Thank you icon_smile.gif


Follow the link below:

http://www.thecupcaketower.com/small-cupcake-tower/




I have this and I love it. I don't sell cakes, but we have a lot of family parties. I use it for everything. I use the boards for cakes too. I like the fact that you can take it apart completely. My boyfriend's mother is going to make me ribbon sets in all different colors. It comes with one set in a color you choose.

You need the ribbons because the sides are unfinished.

You can see that here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewbuckman/4521517149/

I initially wanted a transparent cupcake holder with the pole in the center, but haven't found them at a reputable place with a low shipping. So I settled for this.

The only thing I don't like sometimes is that if it had a central pole, more cupcakes would fit per tray, since the centers are kind of in the way.

Here's how it comes out when they ship it to you:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/deathbycupcake/with/4090644489/

People using it (or something similar):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cakeboxsoc/4728715815/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/deathbycupcake/4362284829/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cupcakescatering/4810342761/

Cupcations Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 3:22am
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I recently purchased the acrylic stand from efavoumart.com. Its way cheaper than other places plus it has the tube in the center instead of the "X" shape which IMO takes a lot of room where you can fit at least one extra CC on each side.

this is the one I purchased but I also added the 6" tier to it so it became 7 tiers instead of 6

http://www.efavormart.com/6-tier-cup-cake-stand.aspx

Another thing I like about this stand is the fact that you can decoarte the tubes with feathers,beads. etc...

Pics of the stand in my blog

http://cupcations.blogspot.com/

Normita Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 4:02am
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I also have the acrylic stand but mine has a scalloped edge. I like it too, however for weddings and fancier events I think the stand from the cupcake tower is classier IMO. I do use the acrylic stand for childrens parties and things of that nature

Katiebelle74 Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 4:22am
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I have a wood stand but have made LOTS of the components myself or had them made. So that doesn't help you too much, but I like having center column construction with different height columns.

http://www.katiebelles.com/Katiebelle/Cupcake_options.html

luvbuttercream Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 10:10pm
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I wasn't notified of any of these replies I am sorry. I appreciate all the responses. As for the Martha Stewart tutorial I like the idea but MDF is quite expensive here so it probably isn't worth it.

I also like the acrylic ones but it is so large and I am really just looking for something for personal use not for weddings at this time.

imagenthatnj: Thank you for all the links and information it was so helpful and informative.

I am also going to post another questions asking about the Graceful Tiers stand by Wilton it is smaller so I don't know how many cupcakes it will hold also with the top piece I am unsure of how tall you could make a topper cake. But it is quite a bit cheaper....

Again than you all!

imagenthatnj Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 10:28pm
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Graceful tiers is a completely different look. Not modern at all, pretty nostalgic and romantic. It has its place at parties, but I don't think it's versatile.

Here's a link of where it looks good. Romantic wedding.

http://www.maisiefantaisie.co.uk/wedding-cakes.html

5th row.

luvbuttercream Posted 17 Apr 2011 , 10:31pm
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imagenthatnj: I agree that it isn't as versatile I still in the shop around mode. It is just a cheaper option that I can purchase right here instead of ordering it is all.

imagenthatnj Posted 25 May 2011 , 3:30pm
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Now I wish I had waited. They just came out with a reversible one that also holds cake pops.

http://www.hostessblog.com/2011/05/giveaway-cupcake-cake-pop-towers/

http://www.thecupcaketower.com/cupcake-tower-announcescake-pop-towers/

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 25 May 2011 , 3:44pm
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You can fit either 33 or 34 cupcakes on the Graceful Tiers stand. Sorry, I don't remembered the exact number, and I cannot tell from my photo. When I can get to the computer (I'm on my iPad right now) I will upload my pic with cupcakes on it.

We used it for a wedding, tea party, Mother's Day, my mom's birthday, and a First Communion. I don't use it for my daughter's birthday parties because it is too fancy for her themes (sushi this year and spy party the year before.)

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 25 May 2011 , 8:00pm
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Here is an idea of what cupcakes look like on the Wilton stand.

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2046534

Erdica Posted 26 May 2011 , 5:41pm
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I have 3 large metal stands a friend of mine who happens to be a welder, did for me. But now I am getting orders for large birthday or parties and my metal stands are way to big. I was actually looking at this one. I was going to order one. My husband said he could make me a couple different sizes for the future. I'm glad to see the feedback and see them used by other bakers.

snowdaisy822 Posted 26 May 2011 , 6:29pm
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I also have that same one and bought the largest since you can make all sorts of sizes with it. I absolutely love it! You can see a baby shower I just did with it in my pictures. Everyone thought it was beautiful.

imagenthatnj Posted 26 May 2011 , 6:35pm
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I also have that same one and bought the largest since you can make all sorts of sizes with it. I absolutely love it! You can see a baby shower I just did with it in my pictures. Everyone thought it was beautiful.




Yes, they're great. The only thing I'm upset about is that now they're reversible and they hold cake pops...and now I don't have those drilled holes on mine!

addisonsommer Posted 27 May 2011 , 6:59pm
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I had my boyfriend make my stand that we copied from the same site imagenthatnj posted. It was very easy and much cheaper!

sweets4you Posted 27 May 2011 , 7:45pm
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Originally Posted by imagenthatnj

Now I wish I had waited. They just came out with a reversible one that also holds cake pops.

http://www.hostessblog.com/2011/05/giveaway-cupcake-cake-pop-towers/

http://www.thecupcaketower.com/cupcake-tower-announcescake-pop-towers/




Oh wow, thanks for the info! I was debating between cupcake tower and the acrylic stand from efavormart, but I think I'm sold now that it is a reversible cake pop stand, too.

Lcubed82 Posted 28 May 2011 , 4:56pm
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Just got back from my local cake store. I decided to go with cardboard rounds for now- just a hobby baker, so tho I am drooling over the cupcake tower, or the DIY stands, this will do for now! I am going to glue 3 boards together for strength, then cut interlocking base pieces from foam board. Ribbon around edges, and good to go!

I did see the new Wilton cardboard cc stand at HL this morning also. Very lightweight (just one board per level), and to save packaging, the larger rounds are folded in half! Supposed to hold 24.

snowdaisy822 Posted 29 May 2011 , 9:24pm
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Originally Posted by snowdaisy822

I also have that same one and bought the largest since you can make all sorts of sizes with it. I absolutely love it! You can see a baby shower I just did with it in my pictures. Everyone thought it was beautiful.



Yes, they're great. The only thing I'm upset about is that now they're reversible and they hold cake pops...and now I don't have those drilled holes on mine!




I didn't realize they were reversible when I bought mine so I just bought the normal one and wish I'd read more!

tokazodo Posted 29 May 2011 , 9:43pm
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Just throwing this out there for smaller weddings:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Wilton-2-Tier-Floating-Cake-Stand/10542194

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/2032565/2032566
Cutting cake has a single layer 7" on the bottom and 5" on the top. The base tier is holding 17 cupcakes.

Available at Walmart for $20.00.

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10xHigh Posted 29 May 2011 , 10:00pm
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I have the largest round set from the cupcake tower. Excellent customer service also. You can see mine in a few of my pics. I also use it as a single cake stand also

tokazodo Posted 31 May 2011 , 1:41am
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Hey! Look what I just found!
I thought this was kind of cool!

http://www.giverslog.com/?tag=giverslog-tutorials

Marthastw2 Posted 3 Jun 2011 , 7:12pm
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I have the cupcake tower & cakepop tower by The Cupcake Tower people! I LOVE them & you can change the ribbon to customize for your event! Worth the money! Go for it!

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