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Hello my fellow Frugal Fanny’s!
I was sooo excited about my latest DIY savings discovery that i HAD to share!
A couple of months ago i bought The DIY Bride by Khris Cochran and she has about 40 or so easy DIY projects in there that are fun and CHEAP, she has the cost it would cost you if you bought a similar item and then the cost it cost her to make it (here is the link to her website and a blurb about the book http://www.diybride.com/the-diy-bride-book/ )
ANNNYWHOO. . .in the book she has a DIY Cupcake Tower that is made out of cardboard cake boards and 6in or 8in tall glasses. She has it with three tiers (3 cake boards and 2 glasses) Since i am having a "Just Desserts" reception and didnt want to spend $$ on platters and things. . I was intreged(sp?) so i trecked on out to my local A.C Moore to look into it. Low and Behold, I arrive at the craft mecca and much to my joy they extended the 5 votive holders for $1 sale ! So i picked up some lovely 6in pedestal Votives and continued on my merry way to the baking isle and found a 12 pack of 8in cake boards for 4.99!! So anyway long story short after it’s all put together i will have roughly three ccupcake towers for.. . . . . . drum roll please. . . . . . . ..
$1.72!!!!!! each! I am so excited, I did the math and the votives were only 20cents each and the cake boards were about 0.44 cents each! I will post pics when im done with the mock up
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I’ll look forward to seeing your finished pics! That sounds great! Cupcake stand vendors will rob you if you let them! Highway robbery!!!
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Ok i finished it and took pics but i am not on my personal comp so i cant format the pics to post here. . . . so here is the link http://s684.photobucket.com/albums/vv203/SaraBmarried/Cupcake%20tower/ the pics are fuzzy but you get the jist. . . whattya think??
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oooooh, thanks for sharing, sarahbmarried! i think i may include this in my wedding shower.
did you glue the votives/stands to the cardboard? how do you make sure that the tiers and stands don’t move? thank you!
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@Browneyes- Yes i hot glued the votives to the cakeboards. The tiers themselves dont move because they are all connected together but as for the whole tower not moving i think i might secure it to the table on the day of just for a little extra assurance.
I used all 8in cardboard cake boards from Wilton(picture below) because it was cheaper to just get 1 pack of 12,8in. But it is recommended that you use 8,10,and 14in. Also, in the book where i got the idea she said to use drinking glasses but i like the look of the pedestal votves(pictrued below)
Hope I Helped
Post # 7
You can also stop by your local baker and ask to buy cake rounds individually. That way you can get the sizes you want. I did this last year for a shower when I made a towel cake and presented it on a cardboard round and in a cake box and everything. (Oh yeah, you can buy a cake box from your baker, too.) The only thing was, since the cardboard had come from the bakery, it smelled like the bakery (delicious!), but I was putting towels on it, haha. So I had to wipe it down with a cleaning solution first. But for an actual cupcake stand that wouldn’t matter — just add to the deliciousness!
That’s a great project!
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Alright I had to post this link! – There are SUPER cute cheap and easy cake stands!
It is kind of a variation on your DIY cake stand but this one is made with a bowl and plate. I know a dollar store here in MN that sells ceramic bowls and plates for $1 each! Or if you want a vintage look check flea markets for older styles of dinnerware. You could make each cake stand for $2 and they are a little sturdier!
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@Karthur123- Those are soo cute. . i might use that too. . lol thanks for the link:)
Post # 10
Oooo can’t wait to see the stands!!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 11
I love this idea, wicked cute.