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DIY Cupcake Rack Out Of Coat Hangers

Nov 8, 2010 by

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

Cupcake Rack Tutorial

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:

Cupcake Rack Tutorial

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.

Cupcake Rack Tutorial

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:

Cupcake Rack Tutorial

Now let’s clean it up a bit. Using yarn I wrapped it around the center pole to disguise all of the glue ^_^

Cupcake Rack Tutorial

Then I added some blue trim to make it match the rest!

Cupcake Rack Tutorial

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!

Cupcake Rack Tutorial

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

Cupcake Rack Tutorial

What do you guys think?

Cupcake Rack Tutorial

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  • http://biggreendinosaur.blogspot.com BGDino

    Now I want to send you some cupcakes… not sure how well they’d handle Australia Post though :S

    Very clever and really pretty! :D

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Hahaha I bet they would make it here half eaten XD

  • http://www.nessbow.webs.com nessbow

    I love it! It looks like something out of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. I am totally going to try this out!

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Yay! Please do try it out :D

  • http://www.cutexcoco.blogspot.com Tasja

    Eehhh that is so cool!

    how do you get this kind of ideas :p never seen something like this!
    only one thing: you’d have to eat the cupcakes right away or else they would dry out :p

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  • http://aimeidoll.blogspot.com lissy

    OMGOMG I LOVE IT!! :O
    seriously how do you come up with these soopa doopa cool ideas?? :D
    wonder what else you can make with coat hangers XD

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      XD I don’t know, I think I just find ways to make things I cant afford hahaha! Hmm I’m sure I can think of other things with coat hangers!

  • kiwi

    1 word. A-dor-a-ble. haha

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      XD Thanks Kiwi!

  • http://deardiarycomma.com Tash

    I absolutely LOVE your DIY’s!

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Thanks Tash!

  • http://www.femininebravery.com/ Charlie, Feminine Bravery

    how creative you are, it’s amazing! very cute, too. ^^

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Thank you!

  • http://lovetocooklovetoeat.blogspot.com/2010/11/orange-chocolate-swirl-cake.html Chocolate

    OMG!!! So Clever… Your cupcake holder is really cute..

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Thank you! You’re very sweet!

  • http://jilliancat.blogspot.com jillian

    will u be making lots of cupcake holders than? :P since dere shud be a lot of cupcakes for tea party. ^^

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Haha I don’t think so, I would only have one cupcake holder with lots of other foods too, need to have variety XD

  • http://melludee.com Melody

    That is so cuteee !
    and extremely creative :D

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Thanks Melody!

  • http://himegraphica.blogspot.com/ Miss Matched

    Whoa, that’s great! And it’s so cute too. We have cookie racks, but they’re just plain ugly. I so have to make one of these. I seriously have to have at least ten just hanging, unused, in my closet. Thanks so much!

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      No problems, you really should give it a try :D

  • http://herlumpiness.blogspot.com Miss Lumpy

    Love this!! I’ll have to try one myself some time ♥

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      I would love to see yours!

  • http://rainbow-floor.blogspot.com/ Oami

    how a good idea~! *___* cool!

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Thank you ^_^

  • http://www.ladyinresidence.blogspot.com Lady S

    Violet, I love this idea! The colours look fabulous together; expertly matched by you :) Just too cute!
    Lady S xox
    ~www.ladyinresidence.blogspot.com

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Thank you :)

  • http://bonjour-glow.blogspot.com Glo-w

    So lovely~ Did it take long to make it? It could double as a jewelry hangar too!

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      No it was only around an hour, though I spent a lot of time thinking about how to do it XD

  • http://101waystobedifferent.blogspot.com JJ

    Very impressed

    • http://www.bluecranedesign.net Violet

      Thanks JJ!

  • Lolllipop

    You are sooo creative!

    • http://www.violetlebeaux.com Violet

      Haha thank you <3