Cupcake Stand Help

Baking By Nicolekristiner Updated 4 May 2011 , 7:33pm by imagenthatnj

Nicolekristiner Posted 2 May 2011 , 11:45pm
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I am planning on building a cupcake stand for my brothers finance's baby shower. its going to be 6 tiers and the top tier is going to have a small cake. What is the best material to build it out of. i want it to look really nice. thank you very much

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aicha_kashf Posted 3 May 2011 , 3:40pm
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i am planning to make a cupcake stand myself as well. i have a upcoming event on 28, when is the baby shower? i am going to make it, and then i can let u know. i think i am going to try using, the special card board which architects use, its very strong and i think i am going to make it 5-6 tiers as well. lets see how that goes

aprilismaius Posted 3 May 2011 , 7:20pm
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how many cupcakes does it need to hold?

aicha_kashf Posted 3 May 2011 , 8:14pm
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i am going to be making 200... what r u planning? and what materials have considered?

aprilismaius Posted 3 May 2011 , 8:19pm
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anytime i need to display more than 5 dozen or so, i prefer to go with a wood stand, because those suckers get heavy. anything less than that, i just use 1/2" thick foamcore board to make my stands, which you can get from any craft store.

make sure you cost out all of your materials ahead of time, it may be less expensive to buy one. if you don't have your heart set on a particular style, maybe check out thecupcaketower dot com? they make nice sturdy stands.

imjusthere Posted 4 May 2011 , 7:26pm
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Most DIY towers I've seen are made from foam-board or by connecting various serving trays together. I think it would be very time consuming to cut one yourself. I've also seen some that are constructed of various sized boxes stacked together.

Also check out They are more sturdy than the cardboard stands and they don't cost too much more.

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