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post #61 of 111
I use a craft knife and take at least three 'cuts' to get all the way through. The top and bottom surface are much harder than the middle, so I cut through the top, go back around once or twice for the middle and then cut through the bottom. It seems to take a lot less time with multiple cuts than trying to get all the way through at one time. If I am using 1/2", I would probably go at least one more time.
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post #62 of 111
Hi everyone! All of your stands are gorgeous! I have to make one for a friend's DD's 1st bday and I'm nervous! It has to hold 50 cuppies and a 6in cake on top. I think I'm going to do cake drums, but I don't know what to do as the center support and how do I attach them so that they will properly support everything? Please Help!
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post #63 of 111
Visit your nearest acrylic shop. They will cut any size square or round you want. They also have clear sticks of acrylic they will cut to any length for legs. They also have the large clear tubes that can be used in the center. They sell a bonding agent that melts the acrylic a bit while you hold it into position. It is very sturdy. I have an 18 inch square cake stand that I made this way. For cupcakes I would recommend added a 14 inch with 4 of the clear legs one on each corner. Add a 10 inch and 6 inch making them the same way. Let me tell you these cake stands come in so handy when you want to add flowers all the way under and around a cake. You can see through it and it is beautiful with twinkle lights. They hold so many cupcakes too because you don't just use the edges if the legs are high enough. I hope this idea helps.
LL
post #64 of 111
Thanks! It's beautiful! My only problem is that I don't know of any acrylic shops anywhere near me. Maybe I'll try Home Depot or Lowe's.
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post #65 of 111
Hi here is my latest one, I made it pot of styrofoam, covered it with white craft foam and used son creppe paper for decoration.Image
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post #67 of 111
I bought some craft wood to make a multi layer stand! I'm excited about starting it! icon_smile.gif

My plan is to have several layers that can be added or removed, so I have wood squares of 20, 16, 12, 8, and 4 inches. In the bottom of each will be 4 holes for the kitchen cabinet knobs to be screwed in as legs so that either size can be used as the base! There will also be a way to screw a wooden post in between layers so that they will be very stable when all hooked together. It is intended to be a cake stand, but can serve as a cupcake stand just as easily. I'm going to paint it all white and change the ribbon around the sides of the boards to match whatever is going on them.

My Dad has a great idea for putting all this together, so hopefully it all works out fine!! icon_smile.gif I'll have to post pictures as I'm sure I did a horrible job of explaining all that!! icon_smile.gif
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post #68 of 111
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Originally Posted by mbt4955

Edee, what did you use for your center supports? Your stand is very cute!



I used a 12" x 3" round styrafoam, it was alot harder than the regular styrafoam squares and circles. I had to cut it down to 4" each.
post #69 of 111
I love Wendy's cupcake stand! It was just amazing! There are so many great idea's out here. Thanks for sharing!
post #70 of 111
Here is my contribution icon_biggrin.gif Made for a wedding, used cake drums, 18, 16, 14, 12, and 10. Threaded them on a 1/2 dowel rod anchored into a 1/2 piece of plywood. The spacers are plastic bowls from GFS with holes drilled in them to be able to thread them on the dowel rod. Used one right side up and then put one up side down on top of it to create a globe effect. Also threaded a string of 50 mini lights, 10 in each set of bowls, so it was lighted. Thought it turned out nicely, planned to put a 6 in cake on top, but in the end did not think it was sturdy enough. Held the cupcakes just fine and for an evening wedding reception, thought it was pretty lighted.
LL
post #71 of 111
Wow! That is spectacular! I love the idea of using lights!!
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post #72 of 111
Thanks, I thought the lights really added a lot to it.
post #73 of 111
Here is mine! I finally made one! I got the instructions from CakeJournal .com. It was super easy! I used half in foam core for the circles, as well as the middle supports (they are about 4 in. in diameter). I covered them with gift wrap and ribbon. I can't wait to put it into use!

It can hold about 45 cupcakes, give or take since I measured using empty cupcake liners!
LL

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post #74 of 111
Thanks for all the ideas. I need to make one to hold 100 cupcakes.
Sally

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post #75 of 111
Here is one that DH made for me it isn't connected together, so I can use as many or as few tiers as needed. Simple to build, easy to use, and is sturdy too.
LL
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