Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cupcake Serving Tower!

I know we normally make post about food, but this is food related! 
My friend asked me to make a birthday cake for her very adorable 2 year old daughter.
She wanted a jungle theme cake with 24 cupcakes and a small cake to go with it.

This was the cake she found on a Facebook page that she wanted me to make for her. It is very cute, I knew I could duplicate it but I didn't want to go out and buy a cupcake tower...

So I decided to make a cupcake tower!
Here is what you will need:
2 empty veggie cans
1 empty tuna can
cardboard cake rounds 2 of each size.
(I used 12 in, 10 in, and 8 in)
Hot glue
Ribbon (1 in thick)
pattern paper
and scissors

I started off by gluing the cardboard rounds together (not the white slick part but the actual cardboard side)

Should look like this. And you do this with all the sizes!

Here are all my board glued together.

Next cut the pattern paper to fit around the can. 

Wrap it around and glue to can

Do this with all three cans.

Glue the smallest shortest can to the bottom of the largest cardboard circle, directly in the center.

This will be the base of the entire structure so you want it to be centered.

now for the next level I had trouble gluing the cans to the boards because the glue didn't have anything to hold onto. So I cut out circles from another cardboard round and glued it to both the top and bottom of the cans. 

The open side still had a lip I could glue the cardboard to and make it stay.  Do this to both cans, I didn't have a problem with the tuna can staying on the bottom so I didn't do anything to it.

This is the base and middle layer. Next you add the last can to the top of the middle directly centered and glue the top on. 

Once you have your stand together you add the last touch! Decorative ribbon to hide the unsightly cardboard sides. Put a dab of glue on the cardboard and hold the ribbon to it, move over an inch add a dab and hold. Do this until the ribbon covers the outside.

Word of warning you may burn your fingers holding the ribbon on the glue (if you did it like me and used your fingers to press the ribbon to the hot hot glue XD)

Here is the finished product! Very Zoo like I think ^_^

And the stand holding the cake and cupcakes!

It turned out wonderful and her daughter loved it!

Here are some kitties =^.^=

My boys, aren't they cute?

Thanks for reading! 


  1. That is such a clever and cute way to do it!

  2. Thank you! It is fairly cheap and you can make it to any theme!

  3. Thank you! It is fairly cheap and you can make it to any theme!