One of the hottest new trends is to set up a ‘Pimp Your Cupcake’ stand at your party. These deliciously awesome little stands are popping up at birthdays, engagements, weddings and baby showers the world over. And it’s no wonder! They’re such a clever, fun and yummy way to get your guests involved in a bit of party fun.

So what exactly is a ‘Pimp Your Cupcake’ stand? Well, it’s a buffet or area set up at your party that contains a variety of cupcakes, frostings and toppings where guests can create their own elaborate cupcake. Best of all… the stand can be as over-the-top and totally fabulous as you like! In fact, the crazier, the better.


Let’s take a look at what you’ll need to set up a ‘Pimp Your Cupcake’ stand.



For a truly ‘pimping’ cupcake stand, you need a variety of totally delicious cupcakes. Go for classics including chocolate and vanilla, or ramp up the deliciousness factor with rainbow, Nutella or caramel flavoured cupcakes.



Any good cupcake needs an incredibly delicious frosting on top. To make your party a truly memorable one, go all out with amazing flavoured frostings. Think dark chocolate with sea salt, salted caramel, Nutella swirl, cookies and cream or blueberry twirl.



The toppings are the perfect chance to really ‘pimp up’ your cupcake stand. Place a range of old-time favourites in serving bowls with a little spoon (to keep fingers out!). Some classic options include: M&Ms, popping candy, mini marshmallows, Maltesers, Skittles, Smarties, sprinkles, crushed Oreos, chocolate sauce, fudge sauce, salted caramel sauce and raspberry coulis.

Image Credit: The Cupcake Daily Blog



Make sure you have a large ‘Pimp Your Cupcake’ sign so that guests know to venture over and have some fun. Don’t forget to make up a cute little menu or tags so that guests know exactly what the yummy options are.


A few more things to remember…

  • Make sure your cupcake stand is set up in an a large area so that guests have room to move around.
  • If possible, either a long rectangular table or a large circular table works best, so that guests can easily access the cupcakes, frostings and toppings.
  • For a money saving option, why not ask some friends who love to bake to help you out by cooking the cupcakes for you.


What yummy toppings would you have at your ‘Pimp Your Cupcake’ stand?