tutorial: hat box cake stand

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This Cake stand is a must!!! It was the centerpiece of the  party and so easy to make! The best part about this particular kind of stand is that you can use it for cupcakes, a cake, or even cakepops and pushcakes.

Any colored or patterned paper would work for the party of your choice. Here is a quick step by step tutorial on how we made a Hat Box Cake Stand for our Medieval Knights Party.

What you will Need:
-Hat boxes, Small & Large (We had two tiers, available at craft supply stores)
-Patterned Paper included in Medieval Knight’s Printable Party Set
-Xacto Knife or Scissors
-Hot Glue
-Ribbon

Before getting started, note that you will not need the lids for the hat boxes. We only used the base of the boxes, turning it upside down so that the flat bottom became the top.

Step1: Using the patterned paper, trace the circumference of the hat box to cover the top. You will need to tile more than one piece of paper together in order to achieve this. We just aligned the patterns and used double sided tape to make it look like one big piece.
Step 2: Cut along traced lines. You should end up with a circle that fits nicely on the top of the hatbox.
Step 3: Use hot glue gun to adhere your circle to the top of the hatbox.

Step 4: Measure sides of hat box, and cut out strips of patterned paper to fit along the sides. You will need multiple strips depending on the size of your box to cover the entire box.
Step 5: Hot Glue strips to side of hat box. Try to align the pattern to keep a uniform look.

 Step 6: Once sides are all covered, check to make sure you don’t have any hat box peeking through. We didn’t  have enough coverage towards the bottom of our box, so we hot glued black ribbon to cover it up. It actually made the stand look even better!

Hat Box, or stand #1 should be covered and finished. Repeat steps 1-6 on different sized boxes for different tiers.

Get started with your own custom hat box cake stand, and have a great party!

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