I Need Help! (Making My Own Cupcake Stand!)

Business By mom2spunkynbug Updated 15 Oct 2009 , 1:28pm by kikster

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mom2spunkynbug Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 5:16am
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Ok, so I took a last minute order for a friend. Geeeeez...I guess I should not have rushed everything & done some research first! I went to Global Sugar Art and they are OUT of the cupcake stand that I was going to get!! And I cannot afford to get the expensive one right now!

This order is for Sunday. I am doing a 6" cake on top, with a cupcake tower of 60 cupcakes underneath.

I've seen that there are tutorials on making your own cupcake stand using cake drums & styrofoam 6" dummies. I just don't know what sizes will hold what I need?!

Any advice/suggestions are welcome!

(P.S. I will never take another order with such short notice!!!)

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lilthorner Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 5:34am
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i make mine using dummies and drums.. put ur 6 on an 8 inch board (and drum). i would do a 10,12,14 drum. dummies 6,8,10 maybe? are u going to a cake supply? stack it up and look at it.. I just did it Friday LOL except mine were square

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-Tubbs Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 4:10pm
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I realise this isn't what you asked, but I'll tell you anyway... I recently made a cupcake stand. I cut circles (7, 9, 11, 13, 15") out of 1/4" MDF, cut 2" plumbing pipe into 5" lengths and hot-glued centrally as spacers, glued feet under the bottom tier, sprayed the whole thing white (primer first) and glued white ribbon around each edge. Looks great and cost about $20 in total, including ribbon and spray paint.

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Jannie92869 Posted 14 Oct 2009 , 9:52pm
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lilthorner, what did you cover the dummies with?


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Loucinda Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 1:07pm
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I made one like lilhorner did. I used decorative foil to cover the boards, and ribbon to match the cupcakes on the drums. I used the pretty pearl pins to attach the ribbon so I can easily remove it. (made sure I lined the pins all up on one side so when the whole thing is stacked, all the pins are straight down the back - kinda looked like the back of a dress!)

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kikster Posted 15 Oct 2009 , 1:28pm
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There is a great tutorial on how to make easy stands that look awesome on cakejournal.com. Just check the tutorials sections...

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