Cupcake stand DIY – dress up a cake plate with resin

How to decorate a cupcake stand with sprinklesby Angie Holden

Serve up your cupcakes at a party in style by creating a sprinkles cupcake stand! This cupcake stand DIY 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!

cupcake stand DIY supplies

Resin supplies:

• Cake stand (the version I used from Walmart has a great edge that really helps with this project)
Resin Obsession Super Clear Resin
• Sprinkles
• Gloves
Mixing Cups
Stir Sticks
• Packing Tape

mixing resin in a mixing cup

Step 1:  Mix the resin

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.


mixing sprinkle into resin

Step 2:  Add sprinkles

Add in the sprinkles directly to the mixture. You want the sprinkles to be distributed all throughout the entire cup of resin.

resin and sprinkles on a cake stand

Step 3:  Pour the 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.

resin and sprinkles coated on a cake stand

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 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.

resin supplies

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.

covering resin while curing

Step 5:  Apply packing tape

Cover the edge of the cake plate with the packing tape and adhere well to the edge.

mixed resin for cake stand project

Step 6:  Mix and apply a second layer of resin

Mix up the two-part resin in a mixing cup according to the package directions. I mixed up too much product so I would recommend 3 ounces again for this portion of the project.

resin and sprinkles on a 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 a mixing tool or a disposable brush. Remove any bubbles before it starts to cure.


cake stand curing with resin

Allow the product to cure for about 45 minutes. Make sure there is no more dripping occurring on your project.

resin curing after tape removed

Step 7:  Remove packing tape

Remove the tape from the edge and clean up any resin that has gotten on any other areas of your cake stand.

DIY sprinkles cupcake 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!

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10 thoughts on “Cupcake stand DIY – dress up a cake plate with resin

  1. that is so fun! great idea. I looked at those stands you linked. boy are they expensive! A cheap person like me would go to thrift stores for candle holders or suitable glass tumblers and plates to resin together and then decorate the plate! hummm, how about some confetti? that shaped kind. . . . even just large glitter would be cool.
    Did you have a problem with the candy dissolving?
    Which resin would you suggest if my plate has slanted sides? probably as much as 3/8″ or maybe more, I haven’t measured it yet.

    1. Yes, confetti or glitter would be cool with this project too. Sometimes months later the candy may start to turn colors. I like to seal them first with a couple light layers of our resin gloss sealer spray. As for the slanted sides, the EasyCast or the Alumilite Amazing clear cast resin would be better since it is a doming resin. You may need to find a way to prop up your base, then rotate it frequently during the resin application process.

  2. Love this, what a great idea. Do you think a plastic turntable would work, like the kind made to store spices?
    Is the food safe resin washable by hand of course once it has cured?

    1. Yes, I think a plastic lazy susan would be ideal for this project as well. Yes, the food safe resin is hand washable after curing.

  3. I wonder how this would look if you used glitter, instead of the sprinkles! I guess the reisin stops the sprinkles from breaking down? It looks neat! Glad I clicked on your link party link!

  4. This is such a fun idea!! I love rainbow sprinkles on anything and I love how festive they make this cake stand feel!! Stopping by from SITS Girls and hope you have a great weekend!

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