Cupcake stand DIY
Serve up your cupcakes at a party in style by creating a sprinkles cupcake stand! This is a fun project for those that love to go all out when it comes to throwing a party. I used multi colored sprinkles but think of other elements that can be embedded in a cake stand to match the theme of any party you are hosting!
• Cake stand (the version I used from Walmart has a great lip that really helps with this project) (NOTE: I used this 12 inch version from Walmart https://www.walmart.com/ip/46913724. Apparently they don’t sell it anymore and I swear I just bought it! Here are a few similar on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/BIA-Cordon-Bleu-12-Inch-Porcelain/dp/B003XRNZ4A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1490456575&sr=8-1&keywords=white+cake+stand+12+inch
• Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin
• Mixing Cups
• Stir Sticks
• Packing Tape
• Castin’ Craft EasyCast
Start by mixing up the Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin. I would recommend mixing about 3 ounces of product. Mix according to package directions.
CAUTION: Always wear gloves and protective equipment when working with resin products.
Add in the sprinkles directly to the mixture. You want the sprinkles to be distributed all throughout the entire cup of resin.
Ensure your stand is on a flat surface where you will not have to move it for about 24 hours. Pour the resin over your stand just up to the lip on the cake stand or if the stand does not have a lip pour to where it almost comes to the edge. You may notice areas that do not have any sprinkles or other areas where the sprinkles are on top of one another.
Work with the sprinkles until they are spread out evenly with none on top of each other. This is very important but also fairly tedious. Look at the stand from multiple angles to ensure the sprinkles are all lying flat. Wipe away any excess resin that escapes from the lipped surface or comes close to the edge. Pop any bubbles before your resin starts to cure.
Allow the entire stand to cure for at least 24 hours.
TIP: Cover the stand with a box while curing to prevent dust and other debris from getting in your resin.
After 24 hours, you will have a cured stand but the sprinkles will not be completely covered. I used Castin’ Craft EasyCast and packing tape to make a smooth, flat surface.
Note: two resins were used to get the best out of both products. A crystal clear resin in the first step and a resin that domes well in the second. As an alternative, if you want a food safe resin for the second layer, the Alumilite Amazing Clear cast epoxy resin would be ideal for this.
Mix up the two part resin in a mixing cup according to the package directions. I mixed up a too much product so I would recommend 3 ounces again for this portion of the project.
Pour over the top of the surface until the product floods the edges. Make sure the resin covers all areas. You can push it around with a mixing tool or a disposable brush. Remove any bubbles before it starts to cure.
Allow the product to cure about 45 minutes. Make sure there is no more dripping occurring on your project.
Remove the tape from the edge and clean up any resin that has gotten on any other areas of your cake stand.
Allow to cure completely (at least 24 hours) before moving. Remember to cover to protect from debris. You can add on cupcakes for your next party once the stand has completely cured!
This cupcake stand is the perfect addition to any party that you are hosting! What else will you embed in a cupcake stand DIY? The possibilities are unlimited!