Sunday, April 15, 2012

DIY cake and/or cupcake stand...

Since Jansen wants both a cake for himself and cupcakes for his friends, I needed to make a stand that would support both all in one.

I didn't want to spend a ton of money on this feature since we won't really be using it again in this form. The main decorative parts of it we needed to go purchase, but I pretty much had all the structural aspects.

Here is what I used:

cake boards (4 of each: 14, 12, 10, and 8 inch)
hot glue gun
colored paper
soup cans
card stock
liquid nails

My goal was to make three tiers to put cupcakes on and one tier for a 6 inch cake. We went Hobby Lobby to purchase the paper and ribbon. Ribbon was on sale for 1/2 off and I had a 40% off coupon for the paper.

Jansen chose red paper and black ribbon with single white dots.

First, using hot glue, glue 4 of the 8 inch cake boards together, following with the 10 inch, 12 inch, and 14 inch.

Next, trace the circles on the paper, cut out and glue to the circles.

Then, glue your ribbon around the edges of each disc.

Using blue colored card stock (at Jansen's request), cover three soup cans using hot glue

    Then stack it all up. I made little hash marks on the center of each disc so that it made it easier to place the soup cans. At this point, I have not glued the cans to the discs yet, for sake of easy storage for next month's use...but that is the final step.

    Fill the stand with cupcakes and you are done. This little project cost me about $5 for materials and took an hour. I am sure it would take less time if you were more focused than me, however, I am a social media multi-tasker and was texting and Facebooking as I crafted. :) Keeping It SimpleUndertheTableandDreaming


    1. great idea, thanks!!!

    2. How creative you are! Love this.

    3. What a great idea! Now to whip one out with 7 tiers for a rainbow birthday party...

    4. Love this cake stand idea! It's very versatile and can be easily changed! Thanks for linking up last week to Sew Woodsy!

    5. Do you know how many cupcakes this held?

    6. I had 24 cupcakes on the lower tiers and then a 6 inch cake on the top tier. Hope that helps!

    7. Did you have 24 on all the bottom levels combined?

    8. Yes. The very top had the 6 inch cake on it, and the rest of the 3 tiers had the cupcakes on them.