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.