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DIY Cupcake Tower & Cake Stand

I was sooooo excited to work on this project and Jeffrey’s birthday gave me the perfect opportunity to give it a go!!! After shopping online at sites like Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, and Amazon and seeing the ridiculously outrages price tags attached to these totally FAB cupcake towers, I knew 100% that I could make something equally awesome and for considerably cheaper. Cue the DIY designer in me and BAM we have a new tutorial, dollar store style. 🙂 Here is my version of a Glass Cupcake Tower!

DIY Cupcake Tower September 2014

Cupcake Tower #6

Versatile and super easy to make, I was SHOCKED at how quickly this project came together.  I will warn you in advance, this project required an incredibly steady hand and please make sure you have a clean & dry workspace to work in.

SUPPLIES:

3 Glass Plates (varying sizes)

2 Glass Candlesticks

Epoxy Glue *I used the Gorilla Glue brand below and LOVED it

 Black Sharpie Marker

Sharp Scissors

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STEP 1:

To get started I ran my glass plates and candlesticks through the dishwasher to get them all clean and sparkly!

STEP 2:

I opted to keep my tower clear, but if your interested in painting or even spray painting your tower now would be the time to do it.  Allow the pieces plenty of time to dry so they can be easily handled when its time to construct the tower.

STEP 3:

Next up I found the center of each glass plate and marked the bottom of the plate with a simple black dot using the sharpie.  This will help when gluing on the candlesticks.  I eyeballed mine, but i’m sure you could get super fancy and accurate if you really wanted when centering the candlesticks.

STEP 4:

Mix together the Epoxy following the detailed instructions that should be included in the package.  You have to move fairly quickly once the Epoxy is mixed so it will help to have everything set up and ready to go before you start mixing.  Flip the glass plate back over so its right side up.  Apply a small amount of Epoxy glue to the base of the candlesticks and gently place it on the plate.  Apply pressure once you get it in the right spot and hold for a good minute or two.  I placed a heavy book on mine and let it sit for 10 minutes.

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STEP 5:

Use the same steps as above on the middle tier and glue the other candlestick to the medium sized plate.

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STEP 6:

Next, glue the two pieces together only this time add the smallest plate to the very top of the tower.  Again, apply plenty of pressure & weight to the top of the tower and leave it to set for a few hours.  The Epoxy will be dry after around 10 minutes, but to ensure that it will hold the full weight of the plates allow extra time for it to dry and set.

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Cupcake Tower #1

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If your interested in making a simple cake tower you can follow all the instructions above but you only need 1 glass plate and 1 sturdy candlestick to use as a base.

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I have already used both of these pieces multiple times and they are fantastic.  Hand wash with warm soapy water and gently towel dry when needed.  I store mine up high where the kitties can’t get to them.

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Here is my Cupcake Tower in action at Jeffrey’s birthday Party!!!

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Feel free to email me or comment below if you have any questions regarding this project!

Enjoy FRIENDS!!!

4 Comments

  • Jim Haguewood

    September 17, 2014

    Great article. So simple and so beautiful!

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  • Rai

    December 21, 2014

    Awesome. Where did you get your plates from?

    • Every Day Should Sparkle

      January 6, 2015

      Hi Rai, I think I got them from Walmart for super cheap. The one thing I don’t like about these particular ones is that they curve in on the edges so when you place cupcakes on them they tilt and look kinda funny. It works but I would shoot to find plates that are completely flat on the edges!!! Thanks for reading and let me know if you have any other questions!!!

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