DIY Custom Cupcake Stands
The sky is the limit when it comes to creating custom cupcake stands. Materials can range from glass or terra cota to sturdy platforms made of plywood and PVC pipe. Your personality and style can run free with just about any type of design you can think of.
Surfaces can be covered with doilies, paper, fabric or even decorated with die-cut shapes or decals. Whether you need a an upscale and fancy display, or something a little more simple and plain, just let your imagination lead the way.
Simple Ideas to
Add a Colorful Background
Customize Your Stand
A pretty patterned wrapping paper, tissue or even doily can give your cupcake stand just the right amount of personality to compliment your display. You can experiment with patterns, solids or different color combinations. Use the cupcake plate or tier as a pattern and trace around the shape on the material of your choice. Cut out the traced pattern with scissors and place it on your cupcake plate. Use a little double-sided tape or a swipe of a glue stick if you need to hold it in place better.
Give it a Border
A ribbon or colorful strip of paper can be easily used as an embellishment to dress up the raw edges of a stand and create a pretty border. Use double-sided tape or a glue gun to help keep the trim in place.
Top it Off
At times this can be overlooked, but the top tier of your cupcake stand can be one of the easiest places to add some customization. A small bouquet of fresh flowers, stuffed animal, decorated layer cake...all of these and more can be pressed into service to help you create a one-of-a-kind cupcake presentation.
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