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For Carson’s big birthday bash I wanted to have a fun cupcake stand. This is super easy to make and really cheap.
First gather some boxes from around the house. Luckily I found some just the right size!
Wrap them up…just like a present! :)
Use glue dots to wrap the ribbon around the entire box.
Now have some fun and make it cute. I kept it pretty simple and just added a 1 I found at the craft store. All I did was paint it blue…but like I said make get as creative as you want! ;)
Banana Chocolate chip cupcakes…yum! I really don’t think I’ll take up cake decorating as my day job though! These monkey cupcakes were pretty simple…just cut vanilla wafers(big & small) and then add some dots and a mouth! I think I imagined them cuter(got the idea off allrecipes.com)…but oh well they turned out fine. :0
ta-da! I think the large boxes made all the difference… and the grand total cost me about $5! Doesn’t that look way better then a plate full of cupcakes?
Click on over to see his banner, shirt/hat and picture display.
Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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28 Responses to “Cupcake tower”

  1. illini89

    Oh, what a great idea. Once again I learn that you do not always need some fancy, expensive cake/cupcake stand. Another idea to remember!

  2. debbie

    What a cute idea,, I bake/decorate cakes on the side and for all my family,, will definitely have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.. cute cupcakes too!

  3. Enchanted Rose Studio

    The monkey cupcakes are too cute! Your cupcake tower looks so festive and fun. It makes a great centerpiece! You did a wonderful job!


  4. sweetpicklesandchocolate

    Also tooo cute! Wish you could have done my girls first birthday parties!

  5. Joyce

    Very seet and those monkey cupcakes are adorable and I like that they are easy enough for me to handle since I am not the best cake decorator. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Kelly @ Make It Sparkly Mama

    Great idea! I made those same cupcakes for my sons 1st birthday! I will be remembering this idea!

  7. Dana @ SweetThings

    Hello! I luv your cupcake tower! Your a rock star in my eyes!! I have one question for you that I can't figure out……how did you do the top layer (with the polka dot accordian thing)? I have no idea how you did it. Once I get that information, I will be on my way to making one for my daughters baptism. Thanks for sharing with all of us. :D

  8. Jamielyn

    Dana! For the top part I glued two strips of scrapbook paper together and then I started folding in the sides one inch at a time. I'll try to post a picture…because I can't explain it very well! ;)

  9. 2sisters

    It turned out darling! I love the colors. There are a ton of darling cupcakes like this at Hello Cupcake.

  10. Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden

    I'm so glad you linked up to Make it Yours day! I think those monkey cupcakes are just adorable!

    Thanks again!

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  12. Melissa Searle

    I love this! Its so adorable. Hehe I am going to try and make one for my Sons 1st Birthday coming up at the end of October. :) Hehe
    As well as your picture display thing too! Have to check out what else you have. :) Thanks for the great ideas! :)Mel