Sunday, January 3, 2010

Cupcake Towers Gone Wild


Many of you asked me for details on the size of the boxes we used and how many cupcakes we put out. My sister and I made 8 dozen cupcakes between us, but we probably only put out 5 dozen to begin with. We used the extras to replenish as the others got eaten. As for the boxes...the top two smaller boxes we used were priority mail boxes, that are actually free from the post office. The smallest measures 7x7x6. The middle box measures approximately 12x12x8. And the largest box on the bottom measures 22x11.5x7 (it was a box of hamburger patties from Sam's Club). The truth is that you could any size you have or can scavenge form the trash pile. Use what you have and make it work for you.



I forgot to mention that the idea for the cupcake tower came from my sister, Emily. She made this adorable polka dot one for her daughters' 11th birthday party. It was precious. Just look at those black and white polka dot and stripe candles on top...too cute! This was definitely a cake fit for a diva. They put on their own fashion runway show that night...complete with a red carpet. The party was a huge hit with those pre-teen girls!

For those of you interested in making your own, I thought I'd include some pictures for inspiration. You can really make them as simple or elaborate as you want. The skies the limit. This brown and pink tower is one of my absolute favorites. Those simple little bows around each box make it so chic!



Of course, the aqua and brown color scheme caught my eye. How can you go wrong with those two colors??? Seriously. And I love how they added a small cake as the topper.



I little over the top, but still fabulous. Can you imagine this beauty at a wedding? Absolute perfection!


These little towers from Martha Stewart are sweet. But, I'm not quite sure about the frosting dollops...a little too pointy for me.



I think I died when I saw this barnyard friends cupcake tower. Could it be any cuter? No, it could not!



And if you're really feeling adventurous and wanted to blow it out of the water...there's this. A cupcake tree. Although, I am bit concerned for that sweet little girl's safety...what better way to go than being crushed by a bajillion cupcakes?



I think I will stick to the simple version. No chance of death by cupcake here. Possibly a sugar coma, but not death!




22 comments:

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

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Jaclyn said...

Thanks for posting! I am "borrowing" your idea for a baby shower I'm throwing in a couple of weeks. I LOVE cupcakes...I had a cupcake tower for my wedding cake. Now you've inspired me to write a post about my love of cupcakes!

nana rosie said...

I was "Cupcake" when "Cupcake" wasent cool!
How did you know my craving is CUPCAKES!
I have this thought....
1 or 2 cupcakes are not as big as a commitment to calories as 1 cake slice! Really? Probaly not! But Hey this theory has worked for me!
LOVE your blog! Keep up the good work.

Shannon said...

Those are just too cute!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

These are darling - so so cute!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love this idea. Especially when you are at a function and everybody wants "just a little piece for me" of cake. I think cupcakes take care of that whole issue and it really makes for a nice decorative focal point on a table.

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

Oh my.... I'm already planning Essie's cupcake tree for her birthday....I'm gonna cover my boxes with fabric and big tulle ribbons.... I love cupcakes, and they're SO much easier at a partay! You need to run over to my blog.... I'm giving away some ruffled pants!

Kristina P. said...

They are all so cute.

jenjen said...

So cute! I love cupcake towers. My sister had one at her wedding a couple of years ago. I wish I could have had one when I got married. They are so fun and different!

Hope you are doing well. Have a wonderful week!

XOXO
Jen

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

Oh wow Amanda these are wonderful! You are so creative!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

You know? Your simple version is one of my favorites that you shared. :) The MS ones ARE a bit too pointy, I think. So much pretty in one post! :)

Jenglamgirl said...

I adore the pink black and white, and the brown and aqua super super cute. When and If my little sister has a baby girl... I can hardly wait to do one of these. Love your's still too! Have a great day Amanda!

alyssa said...

I looove these. Debating on cupcakes for our wedding...hmm...

Kimm at Reinvented said...

All right, all right, they're ALL gorgeous, I'll have to give this a try! :) Yours is still the best, though.

Stephanie said...

Those cupcake tower are so pretty. I love cupcakes and is on a baking frenzy, trying every recipe I come across to find the perfect one for me.

I actually make my own little cupcake tower for my sons 2nd birthday.

http://peachypapaya.blogspot.com/2009/10/2nd-birthday.html

Michelle said...

Ah, you're so talented, Amanda...great job! We've got just over a year until my daughter's graduation party but after trial & error with my son's this past spring, I'm DEFINITELY getting all the plans together WAY ahead of time! The cupcake towers are awesome :) I bought Martha Stewart's round version but it's not too sturdy, in my opinion.

Happy New Year to you!

anhesty said...

how fabulous! wish there were more ideas a few years ago cos i wanted to have cupcakes and cakes for my wedding. but i couldn't seem to think of a good way to display them. these pics are great!

Melissa Miller said...

They are so cool Amanda! :)

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

They are fabulous! I love making cupcakes but I've never tried this...maybe I will soon. :)

Happy New Year!

~Kim

Stacey said...

Hi Amanda! I haven't had alot of computer time lately so I thought I would stop by and say hello! I hope you had nice holidays! As always such beautiful work that you display on your blog. =) xoxo

Nishant said...

they're ALL gorgeous, I'll have to give this a try! :) Yours is still the best, though.

Work from home India

Christine said...

I am now hungry for a cupcake! What a great idea and I like the use of the boxes in order to display them...very creative. I have been going through your wonderful blogs over here...fun and very creative ideas...and I was hit by your profile comment about being perfect..I honesty had never thought about that before but I honestly think that is what stops me from doing a lot of things around here...I need to break free of that...lol Have a wonderful day and thank you for sharing here..I have been inspired!

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