Wednesday, May 5, 2010

DIY Wednesday - Cupcake Stand

We just love all of the custom cupcake stands we see on some of the best desert tables, and we know you do to. We have a great tutorial for you on how to make your very own for your next event. These little cupcake stands are perfect for bridal showers, baby showers, and birthday parties.
Our tutorial comes to you today from Cake Journal via Candy and Cake! Thanks Ladies!

Satin ribbon for the cake board and the polysthyrene cake dummies
Thick paper or sugarpaste/rolled fondant icing
Glue stick and craft glue
Metal pins
A pair of scissors
A pencil
Step 1:
Start by glue the dummies together. So they can dry completely.

Step 2:
Take your chosen ribbon, and attach it on the dummies with a metal pin.
Note: you can also glue the ribbon on the dummies if you like.

Step 3:
When the dummies are dry, start by wrapping the ribbon around them so it slightly overlap all the way to the top.
Note: the metal pin on the picture, was only put in so I could take the picture.

Step 4:
Attach the ribbon with a metal pin.

Step 5:
Lay the cake boards on the chosen paper. Take your pencil and draw a line around the board on the paper. Cut out with a pair of scissors.

Step 6:
Take the glue stick and add glue thoroughly all over the board.

Step 7:
Place the paper circle on the cake board and rub it lightly.

Step 8:
Now it is time to attache the ribbon to the side of the cake board. Add a metal pin to just keep the ribbon in place.

Step 9:
If you like you can rub a bit of glue on the side so the ribbon stays in place. End by taking the metal pin and attach it to the overlaps.

Step 10:
Now your cake stand is finished.
Note: I have not assembled my cake stand with glue, but you could do that for an extra safety. If you use iced cake boards you can use royal icing to fix it if you like.

For details on where to buy materials and reader tips visit the original post at Cake Journal!

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A Blissful Nest said...

what a GREAT tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

Wendy @ Whimsy & Wise Events said...

Great idea! So crafty! Thank you!

Luna and Chloe said...

Too funny...I am helping host my cousin's 30th birthday party and everyone left me in charge of the cupcake stand! Thanks for helping me out :)


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