April 20, 2009
10:00 AM

How-To: Cupcake Tower


We're so excited to feature this quirky cupcake tower from awesome designer (and recent newlywed!) Lori Federico. Here's how she put it together:

"I actually just ordered the basic cardboard design from Cupcaketree.com, since it was reasonably priced and I can’t cut forms very well. Plus, it’s recyclable. But you can definitely build yours out of things like styrofoam cake forms and boards from cake and craft supply stores if that’s your cup of tea.

"There are so many options to decorate it. You can use paper, ribbon, cloth or anything else that you can figure out how to attach! I originally looked for vintage maps on eBay, but ended up ordering these large sheets of wrapping paper with maps of Italy on them. Since my husband is Italian, I thought this would be a great little way to celebrate his heritage."

Cupcake tower/tree, or cake boards and forms to make your own
Ribbon, cord, paper, fabric, paint, etc. to decorate
Glue gun and hot glue sticks
Craft glue stick, paste or spray adhesive


Step 1: Trace the rounds for each tier on the backs of the paper you'll be covering them with. Then cut out the paper and glue it onto the tier with a craft glue stick, paste or spray adhesive.


Step 2: Paint the little supports for each level black so they'll fade into the background.


Step 3:
Glue whatever trim and embellishment you'd like on each round tier. Use some type of ribbon on the outside of each tier to cover the edges of the corrugated cardboard.


Step 4: Finish any remaining assembly of the cupcake stand. Now all that's missing is the cupcakes!

Read Lori's blog and browse her invitations, wedding accessories and other offerings at www.FedericoDesigns.com
13 comments | post a comment

That is one of the nicest displays of cupcakes I hace seen - it really made me want to eat one (well,several actually). I like the way the cakes are spaced out so that you can see them properly.

posted by: Cupcake
on September 12, 2010 at 04:16 AM

Thanks for sharing your deco-scheme. That looks really great. Also check out Cupcaketree.com for other inspirational decorating ideas. I went to this website after seeing that she ordered her cupcake tree from them. The ribbon border you used along with the paper really complimented each other. Awesome job!

posted by: Debbie
on July 25, 2010 at 03:00 PM

I love this!! It is very original and I just love the whole idea of having a cupcake cake!! I'll have to check out cupcaketree.com!! Great Job!!
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It's absolutely Perfect!I love the way on how you decorate those frames on the wall, and it goes with the floor too.Cool!
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I love this!! It is very original and I just love the whole idea of having a cupcake cake!! I'll have to check out cupcaketree.com!! Great Job!!

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posted by: Brittany Allen
on April 08, 2010 at 04:07 PM

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Wow! gorgeous i like the cupcake tower it looks so delicious. :)


posted by: catering
on December 09, 2009 at 10:49 PM

I agree that Cupcaketree.com is the way to go. They make it a breeze by supplying an easy to assemble blank canvas. I have used their mini tree for a couple birthday parties and a baby shower! http://www.cupcaketree.com/

posted by: Misty LaViolette
on November 16, 2009 at 11:23 AM

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