So I embarked a few weeks ago on finding a way to display my 200 cupcakes that fit with my rockabilly theme. Wow- price shock! The stands that I was finding to hold them all were running upwards of $200-300! OUCH! I was able to find a few under $100 that looked sturdy enough and held at least 100+ cupcakes:
While these are all reasonable options, I decided to look into making some myself. I am pretty handy, know people with the space and tools and liked the idea of having more control over the appearance of the stand. I found a few helpful tutorials that you might be interested in:
Cake journal tutorial
Giant cupcake stand tutorial (like pic on right)
I am also in the process of trying to figure out a way to make a stand that holds vintage metal TV trays to put the cupcakes on. If I figure out a way to do it, I will post it for sure!