Here is a DIY cupcake stand cum cake holder I made for a customer who was looking for a stand that could fit both her cakes and cupcakes she ordered from me for her daughter’s birthday. She was actually looking for any stands that are available for rental and since I did not have any for rental, I proposed to make one for her instead.
This was quite an easy cupcake stand, made using wrapping papers, cake boards and Styrofoam dummies.
This tutorial is a remake of my original stand. And that is simply because I did not manage to capture any step by step images while I was making it for my customer and thought it will be easier for you to follow the tutorial if I include detailed images on how I put the stand together. So there will be slightly variations especially with regards to the wrapping papers I used as I was unable to find the ones I used for my original project.
These were the main supplies I used to make this DIY cupcake stand:
And this was how I assembled the DIY cupcake stand:
I used 2 Styrofoam dummies as the main base for the holder. In deciding on the sizes of the Styrofoam dummies, main consideration was the size of the cake that was going on the top tier of the holder and the size of the cupcakes that are to be put on the subsequent tiers. For this project, my cake size was 5 inches round in diameter, and so I used a 6 inch round cake dummy for the top tier of the holder so that my cake could fit well on it. And then, in deciding on the diameter of the next tier, I measured the diameter of my cupcakes. I had to make sure that the second tier is large enough to hold the 6 inches dummy that made the first tier of the cake stand as well as to fit a row of my cupcakes all around it. My cupcakes measured approximately 2 inches in diameter (pls remember to measure the top diameter and not the bottom one), so that means I had to make sure there was at least 2 inches space all around the 6 inch dummy that was resting on the second tier of my stand in order for my cupcakes to fit on the second tier. This in turn meant that the diameter of the second tier had to be 4 inches larger (2 times 2 inches) than the first tier. So my second Styrofoam dummy measured 10 inches in diameter (6 inches + 4 inches). And finally, for the third tier (which was just a layer of cake board), I added another 4 inches to the second tier dummy which means I had to choose a cake board measuring 15 inches (11 inches + 4 inches).
As for the 3 cake boards I used for the project (as I have listed above), the sizes I used were 6 inches round, 10 inches round and 15 inches round. The 16 inches round was used as the lowest base of the cupcake holder. The 6 inch one was used on top on the 6 inch dummy and the 10 inch board was used on top of the 10 inch dummy.
Hope this explains on how I decided on the sizes of my Styrofoam dummies and cake boards for my cake and cupcake holder. Next, lets look at how I put the Styrofoam dummies and cake boards together to form the cake and cupcake stand.
And that was it. The my DIY cupcake stand is done! Here is the image of the original stand I made for a Frozen themed party order. Click here or the image below to learn how I decorated the entire cake and cupcakes for the party:
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