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20 Creative Cupcake Tower Ideas

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It’s easy to see why cupcake towers are so popular at weddings, events and parties.  There’s no cake cutting required, and guests can feast upon cute little desserts without ever lifting a fork.  Visually festive and fun, cupcake towers can be customized to match party themes and colors.  Cake toppers can be added to cupcake towers for extra appeal.  They make wonderful centerpieces at dessert tables, too!  See for yourself in this collection of our most colorful, creative and festive cupcake towers.

Creative Cupcake Stands

Birthday Cupcake Towers

There’s nothing like celebrating a birthday, especially when you can add your own personal touches.  This cupcake tower was created for a Sweet 16 luau party.  Our tiki cake topper is surrounded by sculpted bamboo.  He looks down on brightly colored pink velvet and chocolate cupcakes that match the colors of the cake topper. The theme of the cake was inspired by our popular line of tiki cakes!

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Luau themed cupcake tower

Luau themed cupcake tower

Cupcake liners come in many different colors, styles and patterns.  Our Teddy Bear Picnic cupcake tower was coordinated perfectly for this 1st birthday party!  Gingham liners match the picnic blanket of the sculpted teddy bear cake topper, and each cupcake features a picnic pal in festive colors.

Teddy Bear Picnic Cupcake Tower

Teddy Bear Picnic Cupcake Tower

Another example of color coordinating cake liners is this fabulous mermaid cupcake tower in shades of sea blue.  Each cupcake has its own edible seashell, and the gorgeous cake topper is adorned with more seashells and a beautiful birthday mermaid.

Mermaid Cupcake Tower

Mermaid Cupcake Tower

Cupcake towers make wonderful additions to theme parties.  Take this ‘mustache bash’ cake that we created for a first birthday party.  We included an ensemble of goodies to carry out the theme, including cake pops, a smash cake and a cake topper.  A blue chevron pattern decorates the cake topper and an adorable sculpted elephant (with mustache!) graces the top.  The cupcakes featured buttercream toppings in Tiffany blue and white.

Mustache Bash Cupcake Tower

Mustache Bash Cupcake Tower

You don’t have to be a child to enjoy a cupcake tower!  We created this display for a 70th birthday party.  The cake topper featured gray stripes with a pale yellow flower and a sculpted ‘T’ on top.  We included 50 matching cupcakes in shades of pale yellow, pink and white.  Delicious flavors included vanilla with lemon cream cheese, lemon with vanilla italian meringue, pink velvet with raspberry buttercream and chocolate with vanilla buttercream.

70th Birthday Modern Cupcake Tower

70th Birthday Modern Cupcake Tower

And this towering beauty is an amazing example of how cupcakes can be personalized especially for you.  Juicy the Yorkshire Terrier was featured in cake form at the top, and each cupcake featured fashion or shopping related items and matching leopard liners.  What an incredible way to celebrate a 30th birthday!  Love dogs?  Check out more of our awesome dog cake creations here.

Yorkshire Terrier Cupcake Tower

Yorkshire Terrier Cupcake Tower

Baby Shower Cupcake Towers

Cupcake towers can reflect the love and excitement we feel for our little bundles of joy.  These twin owls sit atop their tower, waiting patiently for the babies to arrive.  An assortment of goodies completes the arrangement, with cookies and cake pops to accompany the 60 cupcakes in matching colors.

Twin Owls Baby Shower Cupcake Tower

Twin Owls Baby Shower Cupcake Tower

The sky’s the limit with theme parties!  This one was a whale themed baby shower, so our cupcake tower included nautilus striped cake liners and a whale anchor cake topper.  Delicious flavors were chocolate with vanilla and vanilla with chocolate.

Whale-themed Baby Shower Cupcake Tower

Whale-themed Baby Shower Cupcake Tower

This teapot cake topper was perfect for a whimsical baby shower.  40 dainty cupcakes adorned each level in shades of pastel buttercream. Flowers and the Wonderland words ‘Eat Me,’ decorated each treat.  If you love the idea of teapot cakes, check out more of our creations for inspiration.

Teapot Cupcake Tower

Teapot Cupcake Tower

For a classic baby shower look, our rubber ducky cake topper fits the bill!  He’s splashing around in his sculpted barrel tub, while yummy cupcakes with yellow and cobalt blue buttercream encircle the tiers below.

Rubber Ducky Cupcake Tower

Rubber Ducky Cupcake Tower

Bright colors are always an eye-catching focal point at baby showers.  This animal themed cake topper featured a lion, giraffe and monkey in their own little dump truck.  60 matching cupcakes completed the look in festive shades of blue, orange and green.  Amazing flavors included coconut with pineapple frosting, blue velvet with vanilla, chocolate with hazelnut and vanilla with chocolate.

Animal-themed cupcake stand

Animal-themed cupcake stand

Wedding Cupcake Towers

More and more couples are opting for unique desserts at their receptions.  Dessert tables, dessert buffets and cupcake towers are great options for new couples.  This adorable pink bow cupcake tower is a great example of that.  It was surrounded by a collection of sweet treats for guests with amazing photography by Laura Bruen.

Pink Bow Wedding Cupcake Tower

Pink Bow Wedding Cupcake Tower

This ensemble was created for a bridal shower, and featured the happy couple sculpted atop their own little cake.  The cupcake tower contained 120 cupcakes in an assortment of flavors, each with flowers and buttercream.

Wedding Cupcake Tower

Wedding Cupcake Tower

The colors of this wedding cupcake tower are truly elegant.  Fuschia fondant and philanopsis orchids surround the sculpted couple cake topper, and the cupcakes beneath them feature coordinating colors.

Orchid Wedding Cake Topper

Orchid Wedding Cake Topper

A cake topper doesn’t have to be round.  This couple opted for a square cake topper with a filigree accent.  Over 200 cupcakes filled the square tower in classic vanilla with vanilla buttercream.

Square Cupcake Tower

Square Filigree Cake Topper

This multi-tier wedding display was a custom design for our clients.  It featured 8 tiers of cupcakes in elegant liners as well as a two-tiered cake topper to complete the look.

Custom Wedding Cupcake Tower

Elegant Custom Wedding Cupcake Tower

Cupcake towers are wonderful for small weddings, too.  This cherry blossom design was created for an intimate wedding, and included 40 cupcakes in matching colors.  Our signature pink velvet was one of the delicious flavors.

Cherry Blossom Wedding Cupcake Tower

Cherry Blossom Wedding Cupcake Tower

Holiday Cupcake Towers

Holiday parties are even more festive with a cupcake towers!  Check out this adorable sculpted Santa cake topper and his loyal cupcake friends below.  Reindeer, gingerbread men, snowmen, elves and sweet presents adorn each dessert.

Christmas Holiday Cupcake Tower

Holiday Cupcake Tower

Or how about just celebrating the season with a ‘Winter Wonderland’ themed cake?  This one was made for a birthday party with snowmen and penguins on a frosty blue cake topper.  40 coordinating cupcakes featured flavors of pink velvet with vanilla buttercream, chocolate with vanilla buttercream, and vanilla rainbow with vanilla buttercream.

Winter Wonderland Cupcake Tower

Winter Wonderland Cupcake Tower

And you can celebrate Springtime with a cupcake tower, too, like the one we created for this baptism.  The flowers on the cake topper matched the client’s centerpieces.  The colors of celadon green with orange, fuschia and rose bring shades of Spring indoors!

Spring themed cupcake tower

Springtime Cupcake Tower

Cupcake towers have something for everyone.  Whether you’re celebrating a sports fan or a newborn baby, there’s always an idea waiting to be created!

Baseball Glove Cupcake Tower

Bar Mitzvah Baseball Glove Cupcake Tower

See our cupcake tower page for more details on rentals, sizes and display ideas, or contact us today! Alternative follow our cupcake tower board on Pinterest!

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About the Author

Deborah Zelasny
Deborah Zelasny is a freelance writer, blogger and dessert fanatic. You can visit her any time on her blog, TheJerseyMomma.

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