How to make a ruffled 1 tier cake stand


Styrofoam cake dummies can be transformed into sweet ruffled 1 tier cake stands. Perfect to use, if you are planning to make a vintage dessert table. Place your sweet treats like cookies and cupcakes on the ruffled cake stand or use it as a sweet display to hold your cake pops. It can be made in different heights and sizes. You could even make a 2 tier cupcake stand if you like. Simply just place a 6″ round cake dummy on a 12″ round cake dummy and you will have the sweetest ruffled cupcake stand, that would hold just about 12-13 regular cupcakes.
I hope that you will enjoy my little crafty tutorial.

This is what I used:
Round styrofoam cake dummies. You can also use square or rectangular cake dummies (I glued two 2″ round dummies together)
Craft paper + Crepe paper sheets in matching colors
White craft glue + a brush
Pencil & scissors
Double-sided tape
Needle + cotton thread that match the color of the crepe paper
Ribbon/embellishments

Step 1:
Trace the outline of the cake dummy onto the craft paper with a pencil ad cut out with scissors.

Step 2:
Add white craft glue on the top of the cake dummy. Use a brush to smooth it out.

Step 3:
Next place the piece of craft paper on top and give it a good rub so that it stays in place.

Step 4:
Cut out long strips of the crepe paper sheets in the same height as the cake dummy + 2-3mm. Fold it down the middle so that you can see where to sew. Next, unfold the crepe paper strip and sew with a simple stitch down the middle of the crepe paper strip. Gently pull back the crepe paper to make ruffles. Close with a few stitches. Repeat making more ruffled strips until you have enough to cover all around the cake dummy.

Step 5:
Add three rows of double-sided tape all the way around the cake dummy. Then add the ruffled strips of crepe paper. Give them a light press so that they stay in place!

Step 6:
Add some double-sided tape on top of the stitch all the way around the cake dummy. Cut a piece of ribbon and place it on top of the double-sided tape.

Step7:
Now you have a sweet ruffled cake stand that is ready to be used.
Tip! You can of course add more embellishments to the cake stand if you like.

Want to make more cake stands? Please see my tutorial for a sweet cupcake stand.

Happy Caking!

Louise

PS: Please see my comment below to find online shops that sells styrofoam cake dummies (US only)

Louise
Louise is the founder and editor of CakeJournal. She's a passionate, self taught, cake artist who has been doing cake decorating since 2002.
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  1. Becky says

    You are SO clever, Louise! My sister is getting married in a barn this summer, and I am making both the wedding cake and the groom’s cake. This is PERFECT for a rustic, vintage look they want!

  2. says

    Beautiful Louise, so creative and fabulous. I’m going to save this post so I can easily find it and make some. My local decorating stores sell cake dummies so I know I could try to make one of these.

    Also, just wanted to let you know I hit you up with a link to your blog from my blog. I’ve been subscribed to your blog for a while now and it’s become on of my faves. So, definitely link worthy!

    -Lisa.
    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

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