I have decided to try something different this year and buy one small personal cake and cupcakes for her guests. My friend Angie is making the cakes! I have spent the last couple of months searching high and low for a cupcake stand for my daughters birthday party. I found and bought a cupcake stand but the way it stacks makes it impossible to place a small cake at the top. Since I couldn't find what I want I decided to build one.
I found some wooden circles at Navel Kadena (a local hardware store) and a tall wooden cylinder to place between them. I spray painted everything black and added some pink vinyl stars (love my cricut!) to them. Then I used my trusty gorilla glue and glued it all together. I was simple, easy and fairly cheap.
The only problem was that I could only find 1 circle in each size that I needed and since it is a joint party I needed two cupcake stands. I had planned to wait until the stocked more stands but as the party started getting closer it didn't look like it was going to happen. I began to search for other ways to build a cupcake stand. While I was at the thrift store last week I happened across some black plates and knew I had found my solution.
A few plates some tiny glasses (that will be filled with pink candy the day of the party) and some pink vinyl stars and I had a second cupcake stand. I think they both turned out fabulously and I can't wait to add the cake and cupcakes to them!