The (wedding) cupcake stand turned out really well. It’s designed to be easily altered. Click any image to enlarge it.
Build the stand upside-down. I used pvc couplers that are 4″ tall to separate the tiers. I covered them with pretty paper but they could be left white, covered with fabric, tulle – whatever fits the event. Steve cut wood centering disks that fit inside the couplers to hold the coupler in place.
And there it is! The edges of the tiers can be left plain or covered with ribbon or strips of decorative paper. This configuration stands 29 1/2″ tall and should hold LOTS of cupcakes. Celia, Rachel – I hope this is going to work for you!