To make our Lalaloopsy inspired cupcake stand all you need is a cardboard cupcake stand, collection of buttons in your desired color scheme (miscellaneous sizes), and a fully loaded hot glue gun! ~ Easy Peasy!
Believe it or not, when I opened my cupcake stand I was missing a trim piece. Instead of panicking I went ahead and used the stand provided anyway. I actually prefer the look of the stand with the buttons only on the rim — if it works for you too, you may want to consider leaving off the stand’s trimming altogether.
About those cupcakes! I used a simple box cake mix with a few extra eggs added for a bakery-style cake. My daughter likes simple, not overly sweet, so we went with a classic vanilla cupcake and a mixture of strawberry and vanilla frosting. Each tier holds cupcakes that are decorated differently for added visual appeal.
Tier 1 (top): Cupcakes were topped with lollipops from a Wilton Multicolor Pastel Lollipop Favor Kit.
Tier 2 (middle): I added buttons to plastic flower rings for a “party favor” cupcake.
Tier 3 (bottom): My daughter and the youngest group really love sprinkles. I found a cute set of flower sprinkles to add to our Lalaloopsy Party cupcakes.
How to make a Lalaloopsy Party Cupcake Stand
- Prepackaged Cupcake Stand
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Buttons (different sizes)
Warm hot glue gun. Open cupcake stand and follow package directions for setup. Consider adding hot glue to your stand for added stability.
Remove buttons from packaging/storage. Arrange buttons according to your preference.
Begin applying glue to small area of the cupcake stand and adding your preferred buttons. Repeat until the edges of all three tiers are covered.
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