I'm making 120 cupcakes and I would like to know from anyone whose has made about that many cuppies before as to how big I would need it to be. This would be a homemade tower. Thanks for any info
Can anyone help me?
I made one last weekend. I used 4 cake boards (actually 2 of each, glued together) 8,12,16,20. I used foam core to cut interlocking supports for all four boards. I had a cake on top, then 102 cupcakes. There was one ring we started at the top (the 12") and filled it, the 16, the 20, then had a ring of cc on the table around the bottom. There was plenty of room on the table to put more cc around the supports.
I used T pins to hold the boards to the supports, then straight pins with round heads to pin ribbon around the edges of the boards.
I'm thinking about cutting the rounds out of foam core for next time, but these sizes worked well.
How did you do the interlocking supports, not sure I follow
I cut pieces of foam core 4" tall, and 1/2" shorter than the cake board. Right at the middle, I cut a piece out that was 2" by 1/4" (this was a bit too big- it should be the size of the thickness of the foamcore, more like 3/16"). Cut two pieces the same. Then turn one so you can slide the two together in an X shape. Make sure you cut deep enough that the two are even.
For extra stability, I used 2 T pins to attach each board to its support. I made sure to put them towards the back when I set up the tower.
Thank you for the explanation, it all makes sense now!
In case you hadn't seen them, you might consider a penguin cupcake tower (www.penguincupcaketowers.com). They are designed specificly for decorating and it will save you the trouble of creating it from scratch. The emperor stand can hold more cupcakes than you need but you can just put cupcakes on the edges to fill the whole tower.