DIY: Cupcake Stand To-Go

Contributed by Maegan Romanello of Maegs Bakes Cakes

Not too long ago, I was asked to supply cupcakes for a special family member’s 80th birthday party. I love family birthdays, it gives me an excuse to create a fun cupcake display for the birthday boy or girl.

This time I decided to go with a Nascar themed display. The first thing I did was start searching for pop up displays. I needed one that could withstand a 5 hour drive and hold 60 cupcakes. Of course…they were all way over priced!

A few years back my cousin showed me a trick she uses to create her multi tiered fruit displays for family parties. Her secret, USPS boxes…they are free and can be found at any local post office. I went and picked up 3 medium flat rate boxes and got to work. Directions and pictures below…

Total Cost: $4

Supplies you’ll need to create your Cupcake Stand To-Go:

3 medium flat rate USPS boxes (Free, can be found at any local post office)

Tape (I used clear masking tape)

Paint (I used acrylic paint from Michaels, $2.50 with my 40% off coupon)

Paint brush (any kind)

Box #1 – Base

Box #2 – Top Tier

Box #3 – Middle and Bottom Tier

Step #1 – Place Box #1 flat down for your base

Step 1

Step #2 – Build Box #2 and place ¾ of the way back on Box #1, place a small piece of tape, enough to hold the box down.

Step 2

Step #3 – While laying flat, measure Box #3 8 inches, the bottom half will be 4 inches; these are Tiers 2 & 3. Cut the box where you measured to make two half boxes.

Step 3

Step #4 – Build the half boxes to make Tiers 2 & 3.

Step 4

Step #5 – Place the 8 inch Tier in front of the tallest Tier and tape enough to hold it in place.
Step 5

Step #6 – Place the 4 inch Tier in front of the tallest Tier and tape enough to hold it in place.

Step 6

Step #7 – Paint the stand (I painted 4 coats to be sure the tape was covered) and you’re ready to create your display!

Step 7

Seems pretty inexpensive and easy, right? Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments below.