How to Make an Edible Cupcake Stand

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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    1. Debbi Hook

      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!!!

    2. poonam

      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!

    3. 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

    4. Cathie

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