Tutorial: How to Make a Peppermint Cupcake Stand!

DIY: Tutorial for making a Peppermint Cupcake Stand on Pizzazzerie.com!After seeing these cute peppermint trays we featured by Tutto BellaI wanted to find a way to make it a stand (I have a big obsession with anything on a stand and collect cake stands). Candy canes make the perfect holder! You can make these cute peppermint cupcake stands with just a few simple items! Set them on dessert tables or serve your holiday dessert on its own unique little cupcake stand!


4 regular candy canes
Christmas ribbon
4-inch cookie cutter
peppermint candies (unwrapped)

How to makPeppermint Cupcake Stands!


1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
2. Spray the inside of your cookie cutter with cooking spray and set on parchment paper.

How to make a Peppermint Cupcake Stand!3. Fill the cutter with peppermints. Bake for 6-8 minutes (as it starts to melt, it goes fast so watch carefully).
4. Let cool several minutes then carefully push out of cutter.

Tutorial for Peppermint Cupcake Stand!5. Use adhesive glue, hot glue, and tape to hold candy canes together. We used a bit of tape around the top and it barely showed. Tie holiday ribbon around the candy canes.

Candy Canes for Peppermint Cupcake Stand6. Use a drop of hot glue to adhere the round disk to the candy cane stand. Enjoy!

How to make a Peppermint Cupcake Stand!

 Happy Holidays, ya’ll!

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      Hi Erin! I think it would be too heavy for the candy canes UNLESS you find those big candy canes that are more specialty-type. Other than THAT…you could also make 3 of the candy cane “stands” THEN put a larger round peppermint tray on top, that way it has more support. :)

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        I tired melting the balls and they never melted and they were not shiny. I bought a tub of Bob’s soft peppermint balls should I have used something else? Will peppermint candies work do you think?

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        Elaine says

        I made one to hold a santa face cake made in a heart shape cake pan I didnt use a sealand i used sara wrap over the top and used 4 sets ofthe legs underneath the bace was so awesome i gavwe it to the drs that saved my life… ty

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    Such a lovely idea, but you could use hot sugar syrup to fix everything together and then it would be edible. I hate to waste food. You could secure the candy canes with a ribbon as shown. Merry Christmas

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    kb says

    What brand of peppermint candies did you use for this project? The pictured mints do not look like the Brach’s Star Brites Peppermint Starlight Mints described in your peppermint trays tutorial. Fabulous idea!

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    cheri says

    Such a cute ideA! Thank you for sharing. Just one question….where do you buy the round peppermint balls? I can’t wait to try these.

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    Sheila says

    Please could you tell me where to get the peppermint candid sweets for the cup cake stand only I have looked everywhere and can’t get them any where . Thank you

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    Trish says

    I am just now seeing this and can’t wait to make some for Christmas this year, how clever. I too collect cake stands and love to use them for my Christmas party and also throughout the year for any caterings I might do through the year. I cater on the side and love stacking them and collecting them.


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