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Wedding Cakes - Tiered stands for cupcakes

These wedding cake questions and answers have been taken from the wedding forum.

Q. I'm hoping you can help me! I'm wanting to have cupcakes for our wedding cake, but I'm having difficulty finding somewhere online that sells the tiered stands like the one in this photo [photo removed]

Can you please point me in the right direction (or hopefully sell me one!)?

A. Hi Teddee,

What a lovely cake design, I have seen this before, very pretty. To be completely honest with you, you can get away with this a bit cheaper than buying the stand. Once you buy the stand you either have it lying around and never use it for a while or never again or you would sell it for dramatically less than what you paid. Honestly, this other way may cost you $50 at the most retail, depending on how many tiers your wanting.

What you do is go into your local cake decorating supply store and buy thick 9mm round cake boards, preferably graduating in 3 inches. ie; 15 inch round, 12 inch round, 9 inch round, and 6 inch round. Usually they are covered in either silver or gold paper foil. Buy a few sets (enough sets to fit inbetween each cake board) of cake pillars. You can pick up cake pillars for around $4 for a set of 4 and they come in gold, silver and white. Try to get the 3 and a half inch high ones.

Then what you do is attach some 10mm ribbon (to match your colour theme) around the edge of every board with UHU Glue. Arrange the largest board on the cake table, position 4 pillars in the middle (making sure the weight is evenly distributed) and then place your first layer of cupcakes on the board. Place the next largest board on top of the pillars and repeat the same stages until your left with your cupcake tower.

Even if you were to hire a cupcake tower, you would expect to hire for a min fee of $50 plus bond, this way you get to keep the materials and use them for a birthday cake or something after the wedding.

This will still give you the same effect your after at a fraction of the cost. Worth considering anyway and I hope this helps. Good Luck

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