Last weekend was Little Lady’s 3rd birthday party. It was a girly bunny theme, lots of pink and purple and hopping kids. For dessert we needed to have a carrot cake of course, but also pink and purple cupcakes (all specifically requested by the birthday girl). I wanted the cupcakes to stand out above the cake so I went out to purchase a 3 tiered stand. That proved to be too expensive, sure I would use it once a year or so but just didn’t want to spend the money.
I searched around for a quick and easy disposable stand I could make, and Pinterest did not disappoint! Classy Clutter’s DIY Cupcake Stand is an easy to follow tutorial for a cupcake stand she made for her son’s birthday. Just what I was looking for. She has a nice detailed tutorial I encourage you to check out. I followed it for the most part with a few alterations.
Here is what I used:
- 1 sheet foam board (plus a pencil, fabric tape measure, and craft knife)
- 1 rectangle of Styrofoam
- 2 cans of food
- Thick white paper
- Pink polka dot ribbon
- Hot glue
I measured 3 circles at 12″, 9″ and 6″ then cut them using a craft knife. I tried to get a smooth edge but it doesn’t have to be perfect, it will be covered with ribbon.
For the base of the stand I cut 3 small rectangles from a larger rectangle of Styrofoam. I arranged this on the bottom and secured with hot glue.
To conceal the edges of the circles I hot glued ribbon to the edges of each tier. Then to assemble I just stacked the circles on paper wrapped cans. No glue necessary.
This served my purpose and fit all 24 cupcakes, the bottom circle can hold more than shown.
I could reuse this but after a long party and lots of sticky fingers in the trash it went, and for the couple bucks I spent I was ok with that.
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