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DIY Cupcake Stand with Free Template

by Brittany Watson Jepsen

It seems like the cupcake craze has now made its way over to Scandinavia. There are a number of cupcakeries popping up all over and I’m certainly not complaining. I figured they needed a stand of their own so I decided to attempt one out of super simple materials and I love how it turned out. Plus, it’s super to pack up and transport to parties or picnics.

Materials: cutting board, matte board color of your choice, spray paint (I choose high gloss gold for ultimate shine), x-acto knife, metal ruler for cutting.

Step 1: I first created a design and then cut out all of the 5 parts below with my x-acto knife. You can download this template to the size that you’d like and use it as a template to transfer to your matte board.

Step 2: Assemble the parts together by first putting part 2 on top of part 1. Continue by stacking part 4 on top of the stand and sliding it down to the bottom rung. Add part 5 by repeating and putting it on the middle rung. Finish it off with part 3 at the top rung.

Step 3: I decided to give it a spray of gold spray paint for extra shine. I first disassembled the parts and then sprayed them and let them dry for a day. Then spray the other side and let dry for a day. That will avoid finger prints in the paint.

Voila! Easy squeezy!

To top it off my sweet husband made rhubarb cupcakes and I used gold liners to create a lovely golden glow against the stand.

Photography by Amanda Thomsen

  1. Judy

    June 7, 2012

    Love the basic shape of this. Lovely scallops.

    http://www.cuteanduseful.com

  2. lesley graham

    June 7, 2012

    so classy/sassy. love the gold with the pink frosting. you girls are so clever.

  3. jacie

    June 7, 2012

    these…are…AMAZING! :) i lololove ’em! this will be a ‘to-do’ for when i have kiddos! :)

    jacie @ jacieland.blogspot.com

  4. Fanny

    June 7, 2012

    Just what I needed! Tnaks for sharing!

  5. Fanny

    June 7, 2012

    Just what I needed! Tanks for sharing!

  6. Nadia

    June 7, 2012

    Muy buena idea! gracias por compartirla.
    Muy lindo tu blog!
    Saludos desde Argentina

  7. Nicole

    June 8, 2012

    LOVE this. thanks!!

    Treasure Tromp 

  8. Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark!

    June 8, 2012

    This looks great! I love seeing a cake stand loaded with delicious goodies!

  9. Sweet Harvest Moon

    June 8, 2012

    Love this!

  10. Hannah F

    June 8, 2012

    Love it! And I love how simple it is. Not all cupcake towers are easy to recreate. I have a party I’m decorating for this weekend and I love all your fab ideas. I definitely went with the shredded steamer garland idea so I may have time to make this stand. Thanks for being so inspiring!

  11. Jessi

    June 8, 2012

    I’ve been wanting to do this but am afraid to use spray paint because it is toxic. Are you sure it is safe enough to put food on it?

  12. brittany

    June 8, 2012

    brittany

    just let the spray paint dry long enough, at least 24 hours. Don’t set food directly on it and you should be golden 😉

  13. EllenQ

    June 8, 2012

    I love this idea. I don’t have room in my tiny kitchen for regular cupcake stands, but this is adorable and easy to store!

  14. Madeleine

    June 9, 2012

    J’aime beaucoup ,je vais sûrrement le faire
    et les petits cup cakes aussi!
    Salutation du Québec

  15. Hair clip accessories

    June 9, 2012

    thats awesome!!! thanks for sharing!!

  16. Jess the Chipster

    June 10, 2012

    Thanks for this, bookmarked for my next party. I think I will leave mine white, because I’m lazy like that 😀

  17. Cathy

    June 10, 2012

    What a brilliant idea!That’s awesome!I really need it!
    Thanks for sharing!

  18. Savanah

    June 11, 2012

    SO CUH-YUTE! Beautiful idea, as always :)

  19. May

    June 11, 2012

    Fab idea!
    But I tried the link for the template and it won’t open :(

  20. mary ann

    June 11, 2012

    ohmygosh! this is exactly what i’ve been looking for! thank you so much for sharing. just in time for my lil sweets first birthday!

  21. Hannah

    June 12, 2012

    Ooooooh i love it! so sweet and classy, I definitely could use this. Thank you so much for sharing!!

  22. Krysalia

    June 14, 2012

    fantastic template and really cool looking stand ! (It gives me ideas for a nice countryside buffet, making stands for dainty little sandwiches and all :D). but there’s just one thing : on the pictures about the pieces, you inverted the 1 and 2 numbers : I bet this is the piece actually named #1 that goes on top of the actually named #2 and not the contrary :) . (you see what I mean, you need to change or the text or the numbers :) ).

  23. Rebecca Douglas

    June 14, 2012

    This is a super fantastic idea…..love it! Xx

  24. Nicole

    June 17, 2012

    Great idea. We serve cupcakes whenever we are entertaining and and want something simple – this beats serving them on a boring old plate. I don’t think you need to be concerned about the paint being toxic if its allowed to dry and the cupcakes remain in the paper.

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