I’ve always wanted a cupcake rack… I figure having one will make me less lazy about making cupcakes XD Obviously not the case in reality but I still set about making myself one anyway!
So This is my final product, I didn’t have any cupcakes so James’ scones and a felt cupcake had to do for modeling XD
So what you need:
Gather your materials!
The coat hangers I have happened to be covered in pretty fleck patterns, if you only have plain ones it’s not a problem you just need to paint them at the end ^_^
Take your coat hangers apart and remove the hook part.
We will make the stem to hold it all up first. Straighten 2 of the hangers out:
Use the pliers to wrap them into a spiral:
Now is a good time to layout your hangers to decide how many tiers you want the rack to have. I settled on 4, 4 then 2. I decided to use the hooks as a base and one more at the top so it was portable.
Now for each of the tiers you want to take a hanger and wrap it around the center pole. You should have something like this:
Repeat for all of the tiers you want:
Now let’s make a base! Take 4 of the hook parts and use your glue gun to stick them together like so:
It looks like a big scary stick insect but you can at least get where we’re going with this! Attach the base to the pole and secure it with more glue by wrapping the pole ends around it:
At this point you should glue the tiers in place so they don’t fall down while you’re working!
Now it’s time to make the bits to hold the cupcake! Take each end of each tier and using the pliers create a spiral like this:
You want the bottom of the spiral to be flat like a circle so the cupcake base has something to sit on. Then it curves up and around to hold the cake in place.
Next cut the extra of the pole off the top, I also glued 2 hooks in place there so I could transport it easily. So you end up with something like this:
Now let’s clean it up a bit. Using yarn I wrapped it around the center pole to disguise all of the glue ^_^
Then I added some blue trim to make it match the rest!
Lastly to disguise the joins I added some pretty bows ^_^ I also glued beads to ends of each of the tier to finish them off!
And there we go, finished!
So there you have it! Very quick and easy to do, if you’re ever having a tea party and you’re in a bind for cupcake displays it’s time to bust out some coat hangers! XD
What do you guys think?