How to Make an Edible Cupcake Stand

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Have your cupcake stand, and eat it too!

I easily made these edible cupcake stands from an ice cream cone, a cookie, and some frosting (as glue). And there you have it — the newest decorative party accessory! Imagine a party with a table setting which includes not only a beautiful cupcake, but a sanding-sugar-sparkling edible stand. These are adorable! And your guests, full-sized and pint-sized, will agree.


A few helpful hints on cookie selection:

  • Use a cookie that’s over 2.75” diameter so it will be a good proportion for your cupcake stand.
  • Use a flat cookie such as a sugar cookie.
  • Use something thick enough to give the cupcake stand some heft.


I liked the idea of using a lacy pizzelle, but I decided it would be too fragile. The other large cookie I bought had a rounded top. It would have worked fine if it was flipped over so the flat part was facing up, but it didn’t have the pretty scalloped edge. The cookie I used is called Simply Social by Voortman, and it was in the cookie aisle at my everyday grocery store. I love that it has a beautiful scalloped edge and already has a sugar sprinkle on it!

I flipped the ice cream cones upside down and decorated them first, then piped frosting onto the base and set my cookie on top to dry. For perfectly sized frosting stars, I used a #18 tip.  It was fun to gather my supply of ice cream and cupcake toppings and see what I could create! I hope you’ll have fun with it too! Want some more edible party-ware? Visit the edible teacup recipe at She Knows.

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    • I love this! I can’t wait to try it – I know my grandchildren will think Grandma is sooo smart! I’ll happily admit I didn’t think of it myself :-)
      Thanks for sharing this great idea!!!

      • Fantastic! We would love to see pictures of how it turns out for you!

    • What a great idea!!!!

    • This is genius!

    • What an awesome idea! I’ve never seen anything like this! So creative.

    • Tamara

      This is too stinkin’ cute and so creative!!

      • Tamara, They are so fun and quick to make! I hope you’ll give it a try!

    • These muffins looks fantastic! what a creativity used to design on beautiful stand..
      it decorated especially with cute colors and its good flavor so wonderful!

    • L.O.V.E.!

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    • flow

      very nice …..such a creative idea :) pinning it :)

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    • Angela

      What type of icing do you use to attach everything together? just plain buttercream or do you use royal icing or does it matter? i just didnt want it to fall apart if someone picks it up by the cookie, you know? i also thought about using karo syrup and letting it stand for 24 hrs before attaching a cupcake but wasnt sure if that would cause the cone to become stale

    • jill

      I love this idea! I am definitely trying it for my daughter’s upcoming birthday party. Thanks for the idea.

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    • Cathie

      Just so cute,think I’ll make these for the 4th.
      Red,white and blue decorations.Thanks great idea.