I spent weeks planning the details for the Holiday treat table with Karen from Forever Your Prints. She made an amazing label set and I wanted to be sure the table details complimented them.
I saw these candy trays on Pinterest last year and I wanted to take that idea and make it bigger. I am so happy with how it turned out and it was so easy!
You will need:
Cinnamon candies (A lot!) You can also use peppermints, jolly ranchers or any similar hard candy.
2 Toilet paper rolls (or cut a paper towel roll in half)
*You can make the trays on any flat pan, but I used different sizes round pans to create even circle trays.
For the supports:
Secure candy canes around paper rolls using two rubber bands. Alternate the direction of the candy canes for better support.
Tie ribbon to hide the rubber bands.
For the trays:
Cover your tray with parchment paper
Heat oven to 350F
Arrange candies in a circle (or follow the edges of your round pan) and keep filling until you have a solid circle of candies
Bake at 350F for about 10 minutes or until melted together
Remove from oven and cool completely before removing from the pan.
Make three candy trays in different sizes (mine were 14, 12 and 9 inches)
Now you can stop here and stack your stand carefully as pictured above to keep your stand edible. The trays need to be stored with parchment paper in-between and they will get stickier over time.
You can also spray your trays with a clear sealant and super glue the trays to the supports as you put your display together. This will make a sturdier and less sticky stand, but it will no longer be edible.
I kept mine edible and the boys think it’s awesome to be able to eat the cupcake stand
This stand was a gorgeous addition to the Holiday treat table. Keep an eye out for the blog post on that coming soon!
Labels by Forever Your Prints
Fondant toppers by Fondant Flinger
Cake bombs and cake pops by Laurie Clarke Cakes
Mini cupcake stands (displaying cake bombs) by Sweet Display
Candy lollipops by Sweets Indeed
Christmas popcorn by The Poppy Shop Gourmet Popcorn