Thursday, April 30, 2009

Cupcake stand...

The (wedding) cupcake stand turned out really well. It's designed to be easily altered. Click any image to enlarge it.

Here are the parts to the stand. The wood tiers are 28", 24", 20", 16", 12", and 8". There are two 10" tiers as well that can be used for a bigger top tier and for a foot.

Put a washer and nut at one end of a 1/2" threaded rod. The top (8" or 10") tier has a recessed center. Place that on the rod.

Build the stand upside-down. I used pvc couplers that are 4" tall to separate the tiers. I covered them with pretty paper but they could be left white, covered with fabric, tulle - whatever fits the event. Steve cut wood centering disks that fit inside the couplers to hold the coupler in place.

Add as many tiers and couplers as you want to.

End with the larger centering disk and a washer and nut. This centering disk fits into the large pvc coupler that I'm using for a foot in the photo below.

And there it is! The edges of the tiers can be left plain or covered with ribbon or strips of decorative paper. This configuration stands 29 1/2" tall and should hold LOTS of cupcakes. Celia, Rachel - I hope this is going to work for you!


Celia (the future daughter in law) said...

Well, YEAH! Of course it does- Steve (as always) did a fabulous job! The print even works for me too. I'll add ribbon to the sides the week of to give it a "Celia feel" so it's not exactly identical to Rachel's.
YAY! Thanks a bunch! Bloggers, aren't Becky and Steve GREAT??!!

craftydiane said...

What a fantastic cupcake holder!
Have a Blessed Day,

sweetbabies00 said...

Super job. It's so cute!

Kwiltsfl said...

That is really useful! I used a several tiered serving piece for a baby shower with cupcakes once. This would have made an even better, more centered serving piece that could be decorated to fit the occasion. Well done!

Mary Ellen said...

The cupcake holder is wonderful - and can be used for children's birthday parties, too!! Good job.

By the way, is that a quilt from the next book in the background??

Inquiring minds need to know!

Becky said...

Yes, that is indeed a new quilt in the background. The book should be out in July or August... it's called Applique Outside the Lines.

Anonymous said...

Love the cupcake stand! Where did you get your supplies? A Hardware store or somewhere else? I have to build one for a wedding in the next few weeks and could use the help. Thanks!

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Kara Ruff said...

How expensive was this to make? I am thinking of using something like this in my wedding this July but I'm on a tight budget! Also, how long did it take?
Super Cute!