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 :)

Then...
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



42 comments:

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

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  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!

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  3. 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 ;)

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  4. That turned out adorable! Great job ladies!

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

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  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!

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  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

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  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. :)

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

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  10. Susie,

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

    :) Laura

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

    xoxo
    Janie

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  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 :)

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  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.

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

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

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  16. 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

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

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

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  19. 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?

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  20. 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!

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

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  22. 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!

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

    Lou Cinda :)

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  24. 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.

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

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

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

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  28. 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

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  29. 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!

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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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!

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

    http://brideonbudget.blogspot.com/2010/07/make-it-yourself-monday_19.html

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  34. hi! great work on the tower! was wondering if you could share the pattern for the tower legs. my email address is mmmcakesandpastries@gmail.com.

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  35. 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 cakepassionbytracey@yahoo.com.

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

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

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