Cupcakes have come into vogue as a sweet alternative to the traditional wedding cake
. No fussing with cutting the cake, and guests can choose from a variety of flavors. Besides that, a well-decorated cupcake is just plain adorable!
If you have a couple hundred guests, though, that's a couple hundred cupcakes, at least. Where on earth do you serve them? Cupcake stands are the norm, but generally these hold only a couple of dozen.
If you're an enterprising DIY bride, however, you might just want to craft a cupcake stand to beat all cupcake stands, and put a solid 375 cupcakes on the one, enormous tree! You could consider it the centerpiece
to the reception hall!
Standing at least six feet and change, this tree's largest tier is 40-inches in diameter, and the smallest, topmost tier is nine inches. The layers are made from half-inch medium-density fiberboard
, with edges rounded and the whole disk painted white. Remember that fiberboard is known for off-gassing pretty copiously when cut, so wear a mask when cutting, and be sure to seal the cut edges thoroughly.
The dividers between layers are Styrofoam cake dummies covered in glossy white paper. The tower is settled on a Christmas tree stand (too bad we can't see it in the pictures!), and stacked on a curtain rod which went up through holes bored through the center of each segment of the whole affair.
For more pictures and information, check out the post on Craftster