My friend Lauryn had her baby shower this past weekend, and I was enlisted to make 100 cupcakes and tons of tarts for the celebration. I came across this idea online, and decided to try it myself, but put my own spin on the idea. Incase you didn't notice, there are no pictures with the finished stand filled with cupcakes- that's because during all of the shower excitement, I forgot to take a picture of my beautiful cupcakes (Here is an idea of what they looked like). The pictures of my stand turned out rather dark as well, but here is how it was done!
I used 10, 12, and 14 inch cake bases, a hot glue gun, tape, ribbon, 1 sheet of scrapbooking paper, and 2 salt containers.
To explain the salt- I was on a hunt to find something thinner than the styrofoam bases used in the original idea I found online. Roaming the dollar store, I ended up finding these salt containers for 2/$1. They are the perfect height and size, and are heavy enough to hold up! When covered, no one knows they're salt.
I enlisted a helper. :)
I covered the salt containers in scrapbook paper and used tape and hot glue to hold the paper in place. I didn't get a picture, but on the other side, where the seam of the paper is, I glued a piece of ribbon horizontally for aesthetic appeal.
The basic structure of the cake stand.
Finally, I covered the edges of the cake bases in ribbon, securing with hot glue.
Obviously, I baked a lot in between all of this. This is just a picture of the tarts. Like I said, I neglected to take pictures of all of my cupcakes. (wahh)
After gluing all parts together, I added some lettering to the outside and headed for the baby shower! When the cupcakes were on the stand, it looked beautiful!