The term cupcake stands, cupcake trees and cupcake towers are often used interchangeably to describe the same item:
a tiered set of plates to display your cupcakes. After your cupcakes are decorated up, the perfect cupcake stand is just the thing to show them off. If you need to shop for a stand or display, you may find our helpful tips useful before making your purchase. If you're a do-it-yourselfer or just someone who wants to have fun putting together a display, you'll find information here on how to jazz up a plain cupcake tree or make one yourself from scratch!
Cupcake Display Tips
Keep these helpful guidelines in mind when you're out shopping for your next cupcake display. Be sure you're buying the right stand for your needs.
You've seen plenty of cupcake stands that can hold dozens or more cupcakes. How about a cupcake stand for one? This clever idea makes use of used CDs. Smart, budget conscience and adorably cute. Check out the Mini Cupcake Stand page for directions.
Glassware Cupcake Display
Create a beautiful custom cupcake tower with re-purposed glassware from your kitchen cupboard, dollar store or thrift store. These stands have a chic, modern look and can be customized to your needs based on the types of materials you choose.
Tools and Supplies:
1 Large-size Glass Plate
1 Medium-size Glass Plate
1 Small-size Glass Plate
1 6" tall Drinking Glass
1 5" tall Drinking Glass
Clear Epoxy Glue
1 can spray paint primer
1 can spray paint in color of your choice
Step 1: Wash and dry the glass plates and glasses.
Step 2: In a well ventilated area, set the largest plate down on your work surface. Squeeze the epoxy glue around the rim of the 6" drinking glass.
Step 3: Position the glass over the center of the large plate and press down.
Step 4: Squeeze epoxy glue around the edge of the upside down glass. Position the medium plate over the center and press down.
Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 with the 5" drinking glass to attach it from the medium-size plate to the small plate. Let epoxy dry completely.
Step 6: In an outside space, lay out the newspaper or drop cloth and place the cupcake tower on top.
Step 7: Spray on a coat of the primer. Let it dry completely.
Step 8: Spray on two coats of the regular spray paint in the color of your choice. Allow to dry thoroughly.