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How to Make Your Own Cupcake Stand

DIY: Charming Cupcake Stand

If you're not a cake stand collector, you may fret before a fiesta wondering where you're going to place your pastries for guests. Instead of shelling out a good dose of green on a brand-new one unloaded straight from the assembly line, whip up your own unique one with a couple of plates, a glass, and glue. It's easier and quicker to craft than the cupcakes themselves!

To see how to make the delightful treat, just



  • Plates
  • Champagne or martini glass(es)
  • Glue — I used hot glue, but I recommend E6000 for a long-lasting job


  • Make sure your plates are clean.
  • Apply glue to the rim of the base of the glass and place it in the middle of the large plate.
  • Apply glue to the rim of the glass and quickly place the top plate on it.
  • Test it to make sure you did not glue it in a lopsided manner.
  • Charm the pants off your guests!

If you don't have random plates or glasses lying around the house, hit up a secondhand store for hidden gems. I found these two plates and martini glass at my local Salvation Army for a total of $7!

The Dinnerware Being Used

Hot Glue Time

Placing It

Top Of the Glass

Adding the Top


Fruit Stand

Or . . . a Cupcake Stand
Join The Conversation
krissyndan krissyndan 7 years
I did something similar to this and posted it on my blog. I got my inspiration from a different site, though.
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 7 years
thanks moriah! :)
xlove33 xlove33 7 years
yeah this is not so cute. Better things could be done with different sized plates and teacups or something.
mo_ri_ah mo_ri_ah 7 years
I totally thought it was an oversized martini glass at first! I know where to get them in Los Angeles, but not sure in the UK.. maybe this?
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 7 years
i don't think i like this.... but i've always wanted to get my hands on some oversized martini glasses :) anyone in the uk know?!
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