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!
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…
“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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 602.909.6118.
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!”