Build a Cupcake Tower
Build and decorate a custom cupcake tower
Instead of making a cake for a friend's baby shower, I chose to go with cupcakes. With all the other projects I had going on I was simply running out of time and needed a little help from my local bakery. Plus cupcakes make serving simple. But just because there was no cake didn't mean there was no presentation. At the last minute I decided to build a cupcake tower.
What to use, what to use...a box, some cardboard, some cans of soup, check. In about half an hour (sans photography time), I had a cute and functional cupcake tower to add a little jazz to the food table.
I'm no entertainer, but if I can build this, so can you!
A few tools you'll want
If these craft tools aren't already part of your supplies, add them now! I use them all the time.
I use this every day, for every project. It makes trimming paper SO fast and easy.
This is THE ONLY tape I use for ribbon, and it's especially awesome for covering oddly shaped items with paper, such as round soup cans and wooden toys.
Invest in a good glue gun. Mine exploded the day before my wedding while I was doing a few finishing touches and it was a crisis. (By explode I mean I plugged it in and it sparked and blew apart where the cord meets the gun. Ow!)
I didn't use this item for this project but I seem to use it everywhere else. As long as you're shopping, pick up one of these!
First, gather your supplies - I had everything I needed to get started
Here I have a photo of the supplies I initially gathered for this project.
* a box to act as the base
* cardboard for the tiers
* paper to cover the box and tiers
* full, unopened soup cans for the stem
* tacky spray, but you can use tape, a glue stick, or the glue gun
* a glue gun
* Provo Craft's Terrifically Tacky tape which I LOVE
* sharp scissors
* a circle cutter (which I actually didn't use for this particular tower)
I also ended up using:
* a straight ruler
* a compass with pencil
* double-sided tape
A closer look at my suppliesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Building the towerClick thumbnail to view full-size
Decorating the baseClick thumbnail to view full-size
Decorating the tiersClick thumbnail to view full-size
The Finished Tower!
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