This Cupcake Stand

Baking By karukaru Updated 10 Oct 2011 , 2:08am by Osgirl

karukaru Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 2:09am
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Hi everyone!
Do you know how to make this cupcake stand?

I know the bases are cake drums but I am not sure what the middle is and how to attach it. Thank you! =)

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angeliaaki Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 2:15am
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i've seen some tutorials that use any canned item like soup or vegetables and they attach it with hot glue.

doramoreno62 Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 3:11am
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I would use cake drums and styrofoam cake dummies and attach them with a low temp glue gun.

lqueds Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 3:19am
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I make my cupcake stands with cake boards covered in foil paper with coordinating ribbon around the edge. I use styrofoam circles hot glued together and also covered in ribbon. I also hammer in a wooden dowel thru the center of all the levels to make sure it is more stable. HTH

karukaru Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 3:20am
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Originally Posted by doramoreno62

I would use cake drums and styrofoam cake dummies and attach them with a low temp glue gun.

Styrofoam cake dummies or regular Styrofoam from Michael's?

lqueds Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 3:34am
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I use regular styrofoam circles from Michaels, Joanns and sometimes the dollar stores. I have found the cake dummies to be too expensive. I also use a high temp hot glue gun and seem to have no problems with everything sticking together.

doramoreno62 Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 4:03am
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Oh for sure you can use the cheaper styrofoam ones from the dollar store or craft stores. You know what they say, A penny saved is a penny earned!

UrsCor82 Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 5:48am
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If I was going to make this stand I would buy a pvc pipe 4" to 5" in diameter and use that as my core. Purchase round plywood boards and drill a hole to match the pipe and set it up that way. That way you have a sturdy cake/cupcake stand that can be reused multiple times.

If you want to make a disposable stand, I would still go the pvc route but use styrofoam boards instead.

Just a though icon_smile.gif Good luck!

tarabara Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 6:16am
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UrsCor82, how would you stop all the plywood circles from sliding all the way to the bottom and squishing the cupcakes below them?

UrsCor82 Posted 4 Oct 2011 , 7:26am
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Brackets screwed directly to the pipe.

Also I would decorate (cover) the pipe with coordinating ribbon etc... that way you can change it based on the theme of the cake/cupcakes

karukaru Posted 9 Oct 2011 , 6:02pm
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Thanks You! I think I'm gonna go with the disposble stand with the plywood! That way it is easy to store and I change the decor whenever I want to

Osgirl Posted 10 Oct 2011 , 2:08am
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I used canned goods for the skinny middle parts. I wrapped scrapbooking paper around them and hot glued them to the cake drums. Afterwards I could still use the canned food. I like using the canned goods because it provides them with some stability and weight.

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