Serve up your cupcakes at a party in style by creating a sprinkles cupcake stand! This cupcake stand DIY is one of my favorite epoxy projects. It’s a fun project for those who love to go all out when throwing a party. I used multi-colored sprinkles but thought of other elements that can be embedded in a cake stand to match the theme of any party you are hosting.
Step 1: Mix the resin.
Start by mixing up the Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin. I would recommend mixing about 3 ounces of product. Since it mixes 2:1, you’ll need 2 ounces of Part A and 1 ounce of Part B.
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Step 2: Add sprinkles.
Add the sprinkles directly to the mixture. You want the sprinkles to be distributed throughout the entire cup of resin.
Step 3: Pour the resin.
Ensure your cupcake stand is on a flat surface where you can DIY and not move it for about 24 hours. Then, pour the epoxy resin over your stand 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 places where the sprinkles are on top of one another.
Step 4: Even out the resin and let cure.
Work with the sprinkles until they are spread out evenly with none on top of each other. This is very important but relatively tedious. Look at the stand from multiple angles to ensure the sprinkles lie 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.
Step 5: Apply packing tape
Cover the edge of the cake plate with the packing tape and adhere well to the edge.
Step 6: Mix and apply a second layer of resin.
Mix up another batch of super clear resin. You’ll want to use the same amount the first time you mixed the resin for your DIY cupcake stand.
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 your mixing tool. Remove any bubbles before it starts to cure.
Allow the clear epoxy to cure for about 45 minutes. Then, make sure there is no more dripping before going to the next step.
Step 7: Remove the packing tape.
Remove the tape from the edge and clean up any resin that has gotten on any other areas of your DIY cupcake stand.
Step 8: Fill with cupcakes.
Allow curing completely (at least 24 hours) before moving. Remember to cover to protect from debris. You can add cupcakes for your next party once the stand has completely cured.
This cupcake stand is the perfect addition to any party you are hosting.
What will you try to with your DIY cupcake stand?
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Originally written by Angie Holden
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