(Closed) Need help on a DIY cupcake stand!

posted 10 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa

Why don’t you try contacting the knottie that made it first and see how much it cost her to make the project or if she still has it to sell?

Post # 4
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Wannabee

i wanted to do this! but FH was not having it.

i love making things, i would either use melamine which would make this stand super heavy! or chipboard. Both are cheap in the home improvement places. They will even cut the pieces for you if you bat your eyelashes.. hehe. measure out how big and how many layers, make each layer a few inches smaller than the one below. I would attach the boards with wood glue and brackets one on each side would hold, just sand it down, paint it white, layer the boxes and attach ribbon i would say no more than $20 or so depends on how much wood you need, you can get the melamine (sp?) already in white too a lil more $$ and heavy.

 just my interpretation, i have no clue how she made it. maybe this will give you some ideas at least. good luck

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

you could use styrofoam chunks, wrapped in white wrapping paper… i’m thinking that would be the cheapest/lightest option, and it’d definitely be sturdy enough to hold all the cupcakes!

we were going to make our own, until our baker offered us free rental of theirs. how could we say no to that?? 🙂

Post # 6
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Newbee

You could purchase one of these cardboard stands from this site: http://www.cupcaketree.com/index.php and decorate it (lots of suggestions on the site).  I haven’t tried it myself, but it looks easy and fun!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

It seems to me like you could find 3 different gift boxes, that size and then add sytro foam for support if they wern’t sturdy enough to hold cupcake weight. It’s a little cleaner look than wrapped styrofoam. Also you could use foamcore, the thick poster type stuff to make one like these people did: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eraine/2277162069/   WAIT I found a how-to: http://www.k-boutique.com/cupcake_stand.pdf And a circular one which also looks like a cake:

http://www.cakejournal.com/archives/how-to-make-a-cake-stand-for-cupcakes-or-mini-cakes/

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I’m actually in the process of making my own tree like the ones on the cupcaketree website, but not paying the ridiculous amount of $300 for it. We are using styrofoam and MDF. It’s circular and the layers are separate, so not quite the same look as what you’ve posted, but it’s gorgeous and will be about 6′ tall I think. So, it is possible, but with layers as thick as that, I would go with either cardboard boxes or styrofoam to reduce the weight

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

oh, mine is actually like 

http://cupcaketreesonline.com

 

it has round separators, not the crossed cardboard in the middle 

Post # 11
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Newbee

I would suggest using foam core since it comes in white, and cutting it with an x-acto knife. Just be patient and dont be afraid to use more than 1 blade because they get dull very quickly. I also suggest for the corners that you either cut them on an angle before gluing them together or cutting through only 1 layer of paper and the foam (you can purchase tools that do this if you cant seem to do it with the xacto) – this way you wont be showing the foam on either the top or sides of stand.

good luck! 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

You know what  I know everyone is suggesting styrofoam… but why don’t you buy white cardboard boxes in varying sizes… then stack and secure them.  It would be super easy and no cutting involved.  I’m not good with an exactoknife…

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think you should use wood and then paint and decorate it.  I am just worried that the cardboard or foam would not be as sturdy.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

get dummy styrofoam cakes at a bakery store (or different size boxes) and cover in fondant or pretty paper (wrapped nicely) then cover the seams and decorate with hot glue or gluing ribbon on it. 

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