Tuesday, March 15, 2011

{$2 Simple Cake/Cupcake Stand Tutorial}

Cupcakes are all the rage right now!!  
Just google the word "cupcake stand" and you will see all kinds of DIY goodness!
Hundreds of tutorials and beautiful ideas!

But all the ones I found used plates....
some used beautiful, antique plates
others dollar store white plates. 
and i like them. actually, I love them.
If I had room, I'd have hundreds of cake stands! :) 

But I needed something a little larger --- 
 So I came up with these ... 

What makes my {simple} Cake Stand a little different?

I used dollar store PIZZA PANS! :)

yup, Pizza Pans!!
large & lightweight & cheap = perfect!
and in two Goodwill candle holders for .99 each and that's it! :)

They are so easy & fun to make! 

1. Prime all your pieces! This step is important - otherwise the paint will crack.

Wait for it to dry (this is hard if you're impatient like me)
Then spray them whichever color you want! I choose green & white!
I used matte but I think glossy would look a little better! 

Now glue them together!
I tried hot glue but I wasn't confident enough it was hold! :) 
So I used some E-6000 too!

Now let them dry and fill them with super cute cupcakes or cake! 

*Note: clearly the spray paint is not food safe! I either use some decorative scrap paper or a doily to protect the food. Obviously cupcakes have the wrapper, so I'd say you're good to go! :)



  1. That is a great idea and tons cheaper than buying the stands! Thanks!

  2. So simple and wonderful! Thanks for sharing your tutorial! I would love for you to stop by and link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party!

  3. That's great! I love it! I recently posted about my individual cupcake stands if you wanted to take a look! And I'm a new follower!

  4. I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you please follow me back? http://susansdisneyfamily.blogspot.com/
    thank you :)

  5. I love the dollar store and never would have thought to make the cake stands!! What a wonderful idea... I will def. doing this for my daughter's next bday!!

  6. What a great idea! I am going to keep this in mind for my next party! Thanks!

  7. Nice! I stumbled onto your site from Goodies link party! Fun project!


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