DIY Cupcake Tower

Our adventures in cupcake tower making began with one very eager

"almost 10 year old"

I sketched a few drawings on freezer paper.

Love that stuff!

I started out with three circles

10"  14"  18"

Madison traced.
(check out that wild summer hair)!

I then cut some pedestal's and painted them in a white gloss.

I didn't worry too much about the edges because we will cover them up.

You can glue your ribbon with a hot glue gun but we learned  very fast fabric glue worked best.
(the heat of the glue gun tends to warp the ribbon)

I think double stick tape would have worked best....

My mind started going in every direction.

1. Thanksgiving ribbon
2.Christmas ribbon     
          3 Cute Easter pastel ribbons

I think this cupcake tower will  become a big part of our family traditions from now on :)

I found a hat box from Hobby Lobby that matched perfect!

Happy dance here..

This is what we have so far....

You can put so many twist to this idea.

I can't wait for special occasions now just so I can bring this baby out :)

Madsion is really starting to get excited about her party.

I am too!

This week will be full of planning..
hope you join us! 
Susie & Madison


  1. Fabulous, I can't wait to see what comes next. Happy creating!

  2. Wow! What a great DIY project. I already have a cupcake tower for my daughter's upcoming birthday party, but I am trying to get into party planning and this will be so helpful in the future, I am sure. Thanks!

  3. AnonymousJuly 11, 2010

    Hi there, Dear Susieness! Oh, how inventive and creative you are! This is great and you sure do know your way around a jig saw!! Love the ribbon you've used (looks a lot like what I used on my post today). What a cute little assistant you have!
    You just amaze me with all the things you come up with.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. That turned out adorable! Great job ladies!

  5. That is one of the most ingenious ideas I have ever seen - especially if you made your own pattern!! Very nice.

  6. Oh my! How awesome! And it will take just the right amount of cupcakes to fill it...enough for everyone at the party and maybe some left over:) Hope ya'll have fun!

  7. This is just fabulous!! Yay to you and Madison, what a team:) I love it. Hope you both have a lovely day ~ Tina x

  8. Oh, Susie, it's so much fun watching what you're doing with your baby girl. Oops, I'm sorry, your nearly-ten-year-old girl. She was a beauty at age five and now she's a beauty at 10! Just like her mom. :)

  9. That is so adorable. Love it!!!

  10. Susie,

    That looks really lovely. I'm excited to see the next steps!!!

    :) Laura

  11. What a great job you and Madison did!! This is going to be so charming with cupcakes on it! :-)


  12. Hey Susie. Just love it when things like that come together. It turned out great. You two should be two very proud girls.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

  13. Tre cute!!! That is just amazing and I can't believe you did it yourself. The box to have it sit on was ingenious. I agree, I can start picturing all kinds of fun ways to use this with different ribbons. Thanks for sharing this wonderful design. Nice to meet you too.

  14. Ummm wow!! I am amazed lol. I wish I could do things like that. Looking forward to seeing more.

  15. AnonymousJuly 12, 2010

    Very nice, susie :)

  16. looks fab, i bet it will look even better with cupcakes ;)

  17. So beautiful and I can just imagine it as the party center piece. I love that your baby girl is right there helping, my girls are the same way.

    Can't wait to see more

    Cha Cha

  18. I love it! I have that same box:)

  19. you are so must have scored huge cool mom points for this project

  20. Absolutely the cutest think you have done yet!! Love it and Madison is such a cutie!!!

    Is Blake Moss your nephew? I spent the week with a teen from our church who is his girlfriend and we are trying to figure out how you are kin?

  21. How cute, it is gonna be the party of the year. Glad I am invited!
    My hair looked just like Maddies in the summer...and I loved it rat nests and all!

  22. Perhaps my absolutely favorite part is that you did it with your daughter! And . . . it turned out fabulous.

  23. My "baby" will turn nine in 3 weeks, so we're party planning right now too. Thank you so much for sharing this, Susie. We're definitely going to do this - PERFECT!

  24. How adorable!! Can't wait to see more!

    Lou Cinda :)

  25. Susie,that is one beautiful cake tower. I can picture it with a cake on top with lots of pretty cupcakes and petite fours on the other layers. You are so talented with the saw. Wish I were brave enough to try it, but that's one tool, I'm not allowed to touch. Hugs, Pat
    Are y'all getting lots of rain? I know we are and I think we are finally going to have a few dry days.

  26. AnonymousJuly 12, 2010

    That is so adorable. Great job and I am sure your daughter is thrilled!

  27. Susie, that's SO cute! You are a genius at coming up with so many wood projects.

  28. That is so, so impressive! Thanks so much for sharing the details of this. I'll be linking.

  29. Oh I LOVE it!!!
    Check out my Finn's first Holy Communion cupcake tower coming soon (on Saturday) on a post over at my place! Although they would've looked fab and so much better on your stand!
    You're sooooo 'uber' talented you know Susie! X

  30. It looks GREAT so far!! I can't wait till I see it filled with cupcakes!

    Oh, and I know what you mean about the wild summer hair! Lexi's also has stripes of green through it from the pool. I need to get rid of those green stripes since she has started play practice again!

  31. LOVE it! And great idea to use that hl hat box!

  32. what a great post! I love the whole black and white and bling project and those cupcake holders are so glam!!! Wow, good job. Can't wait to see the finished project. I may "borrow" the idea in the future for my sister's wedding shower? :) Thanks so much for sharing

  33. I love that your daughter being so creative and choosing things for her party. She is bringing her vision to life and that is so special!

  34. I featured these on my Make It Yourself Monday page.

  35. hi! great work on the tower! was wondering if you could share the pattern for the tower legs. my email address is

  36. Wow, I really would like to make one of these. Would you please, please, please share your pattern for the legs? I can pretty much figure out the rest. My email address is

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  38. very nice! Thanks for posting and sharing! Do you remember how much the material cost for you?

  39. Thanks for sharing and posting! Do you have the measurements or a template we can use for the join piece?

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