Archive for March 2013
The cupcake tower I started making this week for two upcoming birthdays is now complete! This is how I started this project. If you’d like to make your own cupcake tower, it is super easy. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Cardboard cut into circles of 3 different sizes (I used empty diaper boxes to make me feel better about all that $ spent on diapers)
- Paper to cover the cardboard (I used 12 x 12 scrapbook paper from Michael’s)
- 2 canned good items covered in paper
- hot glue
- glue dots (optional but this made putting the scrapbook paper onto the cardboard really easy)
You’ll need two circles of cardboard for each tier. I traced the lid of my cake saver for the bottom tier (largest) and that measured about 13.5″ in diameter. I traced the lid of a large dinner plate (about 11″) for my second tier and a salad plate for the top tier (9″). There is no magic number these cardboard circles need to measure–they just need to go from largest to smallest as you go up the tower.
Glue the same size circles together so your tiers will be sturdy. Trace the cardboard circle onto your paper so you’ll have the right size of paper to cover your cardboard. I took my ribbon and hot glued it around the edge of the cardboard circles. Then I wrapped paper around my canned good and glued them onto my finished cardboard covered tiers. Ta dah!
Linked up at All Things With Purpose.
Both of my girls are going to have cupcakes at their birthday parties (Leia in April and Hannah in May). I do not own one of those fancy cupcake stands but thought, hey, I could probably make one but first I need to figure out how by looking at…you know it…pinterest.
The blog I found that I thought had the best system for making one was Annie’s Eats in her post, How to Make a Cupcake Tower. The picture I posted above is just the start of mine but I am so excited about how it is looking (and the fact that I am using empty diaper boxes to make it)! Might as well use the diaper boxes, I paid enough for em’.
I just cut my diaper boxes into usable flat sheets of cardboard and then cut the circles out of that. I traced the lid of my cake saver container for the largest tier and one of my small dinner plates for the smallest tier. You need two circles for each tier since you need two circles glued together to make a stable enough “shelf” for the cupcakes.
Yes, there is a jar of pickled okra separating the tiers right now but eventually I will have some wrapped cans in between and I still have to make the middle tier. What you see here are the top and bottom tiers.
I was also able to use some ribbon I already had laying around so that was nice and made the project even more affordable. The only thing I have purchased so far is the scrap book paper and it was on sale today at Michaels.
Since Leia’s birthday comes first, this one will be for hers–I will probably add some Star Wars stickers soon. After her party I plan on recovering the tiers with other paper and replacing the ribbon with Disney Princess ribbon I bought today at Michaels since that is the theme of her party.
This has been super easy so far and I will post more instructions when I have a finished product!
I cannot believe Leia will turn 1 in about 5 weeks! We are doing a girly Star Wars/Princess theme for her party…did her name give it away?
I will be doing a series of posts on all of the things I am creating for her party so here is the first–the invitation. I got some pinspiration from here, here and here of course and then created this:
Personal information has been removed due to privacy reasons but you get the idea! I just inserted the file into a message and e-mailed it to all our guests. I recommend this to save money on printing, envelopes and postage. Much quicker too!
I had a lot of fun with this and hope it gives you a few laughs today 🙂