Tiered Cupcake Platter

posted on July 20, 2010 by  |  posted under Babies, Birthdays  |  45 Comments

This was originally posted in our ‘starting days’, so you probably haven’t seen this fun post.  Great for any type of celebration…

gorgeous 3 tiered platter

vI am starting to obsess over adorable cupcakes. I’m sure you have noticed, but cupcakes are the new craze. They are everywhere and presentation is everything! This gorgeous homemade tiered cupcake platter stand is incredibly easy and inexpensive to make.gorgeous 3 tiered platterAre the lights going off in your head?! I know! So Simple!

Buy 3 plates. 1 Large (serving plate), 1 Medium (dinner plate), and 1 Small (dessert plate). Also buy 3 Sunday/Parfait Cups. Flip One Sundae cup over and place the largest plate on top. Vwalah! A perfect cake stand!gorgeous 3 tiered platterKeep stacking and stacking…gorgeous 3 tiered platterFill…gorgeous 3 tiered platter and…gorgeous 3 tiered platterWatch them…gorgeous 3 tiered platterDisappear!gorgeous 3 tiered platter{I’ll claim that cutie!}

Here is a seasonal twist on the idea. {Can you believe fall is coming?  I’m seeing back to school stuff everywhere!!}cupcake hds 5

Get Creative with this! Let us kow what you come up with. Please leave comments and links!

gorgeous 3 tiered platter

My favorite cupcake book ever is Hello, Cupcake! What are yours?

    1. October 28th, 2009 at 11:56 am
      Penny says:
      I love the idea of using inexpensive items (or things that you might already have) to make such a gorgeous display. Those cupcakes look delicious too!
    2. November 3rd, 2009 at 12:09 am
      sheena says:
      look at you miss fancy pants! you are so freakin' adorable! i love that you did this! good for you!

      great idea too!
    3. November 3rd, 2009 at 11:47 am
      allison says:
      i love that. i do that all over my house! thrift store are a great place to find random plates & cups!
    4. November 6th, 2009 at 3:32 pm
      Chelsie says:
      You guys are so smart! Im off to buy cups and plates:)
    5. November 9th, 2009 at 12:06 pm
      Linda@Coastal Charm says:
      Love it!!! I have all the supplies...so I must make one of these...thanks soooo much for sharing this awesome idea!

    6. November 9th, 2009 at 1:32 pm
      nori says:
      ummmm.... that is too cute!! i just recently started stacking plates and candleholders to create my cupcake holders. i love that it breaks down for easier storage. but your pumpkins???? omgoodness!!! LOVE IT!!
    7. November 9th, 2009 at 2:36 pm
      Lauren says:
      This is a great idea!
    8. November 9th, 2009 at 5:44 pm
      Kara says:
      This is such a great idea! I have got to make me one!
    9. November 10th, 2009 at 10:06 am
      SimplySara says:
      What a fantastic idea! I'm definitely going to steal this one!
      Thanks for sharing :)
    10. November 11th, 2009 at 10:35 am
      Heather says:
      i love all the different piping patterns you did - so cute!
    11. November 19th, 2009 at 2:49 am
      Diann @ the thrifty Groove says:
      Cute ideas! I have been working on some tiered servers as well. so many possibilities!

      If you get a chance stop by my blog and sign up for my giveaway! Its a cake plate and server!
    12. November 19th, 2009 at 12:49 pm
      Cheri Peoples says:
      I love this too.

    13. November 25th, 2009 at 10:03 am
      Sandee says:
      LOVE the pumpkin idea. I'm just worried about how sturdy the cups and plates idea would be...
      • November 25th, 2009 at 10:22 am
        Shelley says:
        It was pretty sturdy when I made it,...but you definetly don't want kids bumping into it. You can GLUE it however, with glass glue. -If your attempting the pumpkin approach, make sure you get flat top pumpkins! :)
    14. December 16th, 2009 at 12:33 pm
      Nicole @ nicolebergman.com says:
      What an amazing idea. I really wish I had seen this 3 days ago, as we had cupcakes for my one year old's birthday party and had to stick them on a cookie sheet because I had no cupcake platter! I am certainly keeping this in mind for next time.
    15. December 30th, 2009 at 7:08 pm
      gail says:
      love the plate! and the cupcakes look scrumptious!
      Happy New Year!
    16. December 30th, 2009 at 7:47 pm
      Thankfully Thrifty says:
      How cute!! I love the pumpkins!
    17. February 23rd, 2010 at 12:44 pm
      Kelly W says:
      brilliant! I will definitely be using this idea in the future.
    18. February 23rd, 2010 at 4:36 pm
      Candace says:
      This is fabulous and so simple! I thought I had come up with a pretty cute and easy cupcake tower, but this might be even more simple...and elegant! Here's my version for an easy cupcake tower:
    19. February 23rd, 2010 at 6:04 pm
      Tami says:
      Brilliant! I'll be hitting the second hand and Sally Ann for platters and parfait cups.

      One suggestion: to make the platter permanent there is an adhesive plumbers use when making those posh glass walled shower stalls to adhere one sheet of glass to another.
    20. March 24th, 2010 at 3:38 pm
      jen d says:
      I love this, being obssessed with cake plates and dishes in general, I now have new ways to use my collections. This weekend I'll be making 8 cake stands for a bridal shower! Thanks for the inspiration!
    21. April 5th, 2010 at 12:18 pm
      tiffany says:
      i really like how simple and nice this looks! I will be linking! This is a great gift idea!
    22. May 14th, 2010 at 7:48 pm
      Evelyn says:
      What is the best safe adhesive for glass, to make the stand permanent.
    23. May 20th, 2010 at 10:25 am
      amanda says:
      Hi! I just thought i would let you know that i LOVE this post, and i did a little re-post on my blog with a couple of the details, sending them back your way for all the wonderful details! thanks for sharing!! : )
    24. July 20th, 2010 at 1:22 pm
      JupiterJenn says:
      Oh, I love it! Such a great idea! And the pumpkins are so cute for a seasonal change!
    25. July 20th, 2010 at 2:08 pm
      Stephanie@cre8tive says:
      I have used this idea for so many parties, it is amazing how you can incorporate your theme into a cake/cupcake stand with just a little creativness. Haven't used the pumpkin one, that is a keeper for sure! I just bought this really cool cupcake/cake stand from homegoods that I think is a genius idea for the price! You can see it here, I love it that I bought two!
      .-= Stephanie@cre8tive´s last blog ..Maybe- just maybe I shop at HomeGoods too much =-.
    26. July 20th, 2010 at 2:33 pm
      lindsay lee says:
      Oh my gosh you guys amaze me! I am so doing this for my daughters party at the park! :)
      .-= lindsay lee´s last blog ..Top 2 Tuesday =-.
    27. July 20th, 2010 at 2:41 pm
      Nichole says:
      Love this and my daughter's 2nd bday is next month!!! Not that I really need a reason for cupcakes though ;)
      .-= Nichole´s last blog ..BLUEBERRIES! =-.
    28. July 20th, 2010 at 4:41 pm
      Kelley says:
      I am into cupcakes too... they just are so darn cute. Thanks for the great idea. I have an award for you over at my blog. I just think you all are great!
      .-= Kelley´s last blog ..Blog Award for Little Ol Me =-.
    29. July 20th, 2010 at 7:47 pm
      Michelle says:
      Great idea! For my daughter's birthday I might add princess crowns around each middle section to decorate more. Thanks for the inspiration!
      .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Yeah for summer… =-.
    30. July 20th, 2010 at 9:00 pm
      Lora Joy says:
      Ooh! I love the tierd look!!! I recently made one too but I glued them together. Did you glue yours? If not, was it sturdy? =)

      here's the one I did
      • July 20th, 2010 at 9:10 pm
        Shelley says:
        I didn't glue mine together. I was originally planning too,...but I love how I can take them apart to store them. I have used my tiered platter several times (you can also spot it in my twins birthday party post holding the cookies here http://www.howdoesshe.com/sweet-shoppe-party-twins-first-birthday). It has proven to be plenty sturdy for my needs. Just make sure no one bumps into it! ;)
        • July 27th, 2010 at 10:29 am
          Lora Joy says:
          oh thank you! yeah, i have a hard time storing them!
    31. July 21st, 2010 at 6:02 am
      Lara says:
      I LOVE Hello, Cupcake! It's my go-to book for the kids' birthday parties or to take seasonal cupcakes to school!! And I love the idea that the tiered cupcake holder comes apart! Genius!!
      .-= Lara´s last blog ..Preschool Graduation =-.
    32. July 22nd, 2010 at 10:15 am
      Ann says:
      Gorgeous! I have all the elements to make these, I just hope mine looks as fabulous as yours. I like the pumpkin version, too. What if you made this and spray painted it black for a Halloween theme? Or white with sanded edges and glazed? That way the plates would not have to be clear glass. Hmmmm, now you've got me thinking....
      .-= Ann´s last blog ..Can you see what I see =-.
    33. July 22nd, 2010 at 4:01 pm
      Amy @ Living Locurto says:
      Love the pumpkins! I did this for my son's Mad Science Party.

      I put ribbon around the top glass to jazz it up:
      .-= Amy @ Living Locurto´s last blog ..Why I Need An Organizer =-.
      • July 22nd, 2010 at 4:35 pm
        Shelley says:
        LOVE it!! So cute. I love your Mad Scientist Mom outfit too! ;)
    34. July 23rd, 2010 at 9:07 pm
      Amanda says:
      Hi Shelley!

      I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

      Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here

      If you would like a "featured by" button, let me know ;)
    35. July 26th, 2010 at 2:44 pm
      Jenn says:
      The plates are almost as lovely as the cupcakes! This is a great idea and would be much easier to store than three cake plates.
      .-= Jenn´s last blog ..Handmade Cards- Love Birds and Layered Hearts =-.
    36. August 9th, 2010 at 8:39 am
      Amy @ Blowout Party! says:
      I love this idea! I love cupcake towers, but I have no room to store them! Now I can get creative with fun plates without worrying about the after party!
      .-= Amy @ Blowout Party!´s last blog ..Decorated Summer Cookies =-.
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