(Closed) Cupcake Tower Help

posted 9 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Should I order the $36 pieces of cardboard stand?
    Yes, stop being cheap! : (2 votes)
    15 %
    No, that one sucks! DIY! : (11 votes)
    85 %
  • Post # 3
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    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I used foam and wrapped it like a present and made a very cheap 3 tier cupcake stand.  I think materials cost between $8 and $12.  Here’s the end result:

     

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    Post # 4
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    2342 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    That cardboard cupcake stand does not look sturdy and I’d be scared someone might accidently tip it over.  I LOVE MRS. DG’s IDEA!!  Very creative and much more cost effective! 

    Post # 5
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    36 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’m totally buying a stand.  I want a giant one, and don’t trust that I can build one that can hold enough cupcakes, so I found one for ~$44 that holds 300 cupcakes. 

    It’s at: http://cupcaketree.com/cct.html 

     

    Post # 6
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    1573 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think Mrs. DG has a great idea there.  If you wanted a round cupcake stand then get round foam.  It probably will be the least expensive you can find.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I like Mrs.DG’s stand.  I am all about DIY’ing.  I agree with PP the cardboard one looks a little flimsy.

    Post # 8
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    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I prefer cakes over cupcake towers. Just my opinion. Why do brides want them?

    Post # 9
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    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I think it’s personal preference Blondie.  For us, my sister did all the cupcakes for us as a wedding gift.  They were great, such a portable option for our huge outdoor venue, and was perfectly in keeping with our informal whimsical theme.

    For me, cake was like lowest on the priority list, and I just absolutely could not see paying several dollars a slice!

    Post # 10
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    483 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I think cupcakes are a fresh take on the cake thing.  Plus cakes are ridiculously expensive and though fondant is gorgeous, nobody even likes how it tastes! 

    I’d say that the cupcake stand is too expensive considering that it doesn’t look that sturdy and you’d have to buy materials to decorate it too.

    Post # 11
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    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @Mrs.DG- Thats nice of her to do for you! I guess I didnt think of that way of a money saving issue. A family member of mine had expensive sprinkle cupcakes and I thought it looked weird but thats the first time I have ever seen them. I guess its a new growing trend and great $saver if you dont use the expensive ones. Ill get use to them!

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