This was my first square cake stand, and I really liked the way the cupcakes looked on it. On the top, we placed a small 6 inch square cake. Anytime I do a cupcake tree, I like to include some sort of small cake so that the couple can still get the traditional "cake cutting" photo opportunities if they really want them.
When I arrived at the Grandview, the florist had left us some beautiful hydrangea leaves and clusters so I used every last leaf to adorn the tree.
Over the past few weeks, I have been really scouring the Internet for some new design ideas and some new "mentors" to help me grow my craft. I read an article about Jim Smeal and I was really blown away by his workmanship. He did a border that reminded me of bamboo that I really, really liked. I did my own version of it on the small 6" cake topper.