26 Feb

Ultra-Creative, Suspended Cupcake Tower

modern suspended cupcake tower

When HWTM reader Laura recently sent over some info about a “Suspended Cupcake Tower” that her friends Vicki and Ray created, I just about died when I saw the pics! Seriously – how cool is this?!

FLOATING cupcakes… now that’s some creative genius!

modern suspended cupcake tower

Co-creator Vicki Anderson was kind enough to share some more details on this project – as well as contact info in case you’re interested in ordering one for your own wedding or party.

Read on for more gorgeous images (courtesy of photographer Ali Broach) all the details, as told by Vicki…

modern suspended cupcake tower

“My friend Jenell asked me to design the display for her cupcakes at her wedding. I was not given any parameters, only that there would be 72 cupcakes. So, I did some research on the web looking for cupcake displays and thought they were all poorly designed.

My intent for this was to design something unexpected, so table tops were out. Hanging was my focus. Thankfully the wedding location gave us the perfect place to hang from.

I started thinking about flowers, but Jenell was not using flowers in her wedding. She’s a vintage mod girl…so, I envisioned dried flowers. As you know, to dry flowers they need to be hanging.

My partner Ray and I began thinking about materials. Of course there are so many materials you can use, but we were on a tight budget. I made the patterns for the holders and Ray cut them out of 1/4″ masonite. Janelle’s wedding was magenta, so we painted them two shades of green and magenta. They were strung on threaded rod and we used nuts to hold them in place on the rods. The three rods were then hung off a 1×1 wood member.

modern suspended cupcake tower

This was a prototype and was designed for a specific location and wedding. We’d most likely use different materials if we were not going to be on location to assemble it ourselves, but we like a challenge and are also considering wall mounted designs, individual tabletop designs, and more!

Ray and I would love to design different holders for other weddings and can be contacted by email at [email protected] or by phone 602.909.6118.

modern suspended cupcake tower

I was so happy the night of the wedding when I heard someone’s husband come back to the table and tell his wife he did not see any cupcakes. He went back inside and then came out with the cupcake. He said, “They were hanging…cupcakes don’t hang.” That was EXACTLY the response I was looking for. What fun!”


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Gigi SAYS:

this is just so ridicoulsy creative! I want one for sure….

February 26, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Beth Andrus SAYS:

I love this! With the popularity of cupcakes, I guess it was just a matter of time before someone came up with a unique (and awesome) way to display them for parties. So cool!

February 26, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Julianne SAYS:

Oh wow that is super neat!

February 26, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Elisha Akram SAYS:

Now that is creative… the hanging cupcakes… gotta love it!

February 26, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Laura SAYS:

Thanks so much for featuring this–I just think they do the most amazing job, and they are so creative! Any bride or party hostess would be SO lucky to have one of their unique creations. :) Love it!!

February 26, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Kelly SAYS:

There are so many ways you can go with this idea its crazy! Purple mini cupcakes bunched to look like grapes on the vine for a Winery wedding…bright cupcakes hanging in a spiral for a circuls party….or even red velvet cupcakes hanging from chains for a Twilight party!

February 26, 2010 at 1:10 pm

artgirl68 SAYS:

Tres cool! Wish I was the creative one who thought of it first. ;o)

February 26, 2010 at 1:16 pm

Sandy SAYS:

Wow this is soo creative and delicious!!

February 26, 2010 at 1:21 pm

Alison @ Hospitality Haven SAYS:

That is so very cool!!

February 26, 2010 at 1:24 pm


this is awesome!

February 26, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Rowaida Flayhan SAYS:

Hi Jenn, wow this is so creative, I can say a piece of art.
Just Beautiful.

February 26, 2010 at 2:54 pm

Ashley SAYS:

This is sooo cool!!!!!

February 26, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Victoria Petersen SAYS:

Fantastic!! Would love to see more ideas like this.

February 26, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Pamela Smerker SAYS:

WOW what a clever idea. Thanks for sharing!


February 26, 2010 at 6:51 pm

postcardsandpretties SAYS:

thats a pretty cool way to display cupcakes

February 26, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Susan SAYS:

I have seen homemade stands and have been impressed before with handiwork, but this takes the cupcake!

And it takes the cupcake to new heights!!

It’s not only a way cool clever idea to showcase sweet treats that are in, but the ingenuity factor behind the designers, Vicki and Ray, coupled with the beautiful photography of Ali Broach, has my jaw on the floor.

Thanks for posting, Jenn!

February 26, 2010 at 10:33 pm

Jordan - Polkadot Prints SAYS:

Very creative! And all on such a tight budget…although it’s often the tightest budgets that make you think outside the box for solution. And what a sensational solution!! :)

February 27, 2010 at 2:06 am

Caroline Smith SAYS:

Wow, this is amazing!!

February 27, 2010 at 7:25 am

Red Velvet Confections SAYS:

Amazing! What will they think of next?

February 28, 2010 at 1:19 pm
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