Easy Tie Cupcakes for DAD with Homemade Cupcake Display

DAD Father's Day cupcake display easy DIY and craft idea

Looking for a fun, crafty and super simple way to make a gorgeous cupcake display for DAD this Father’s Day? Whether you have a big family celebration or just a small affair planned, the special father in your world will for surely feel the love and enjoy yummy treats with this cool cupcake display! You can customize with letters your decorate yourself to spell out DAD, or anything else you want. The sturdy letters make it the perfect surface to show off yummy cupcakes or other treats.

Pretty personalized homemade cupcake stand idea @clubchicacircle

My daughter wanted a fun and easy way to show her dad how “sweet” he is. What better way than with some frosted cupcakes. We didn’t need to spend any time in the kitchen because there are always delicious looking and tasting treats in our local grocer’s bakery. We did want to make a special crafty cupcake display though to show them off on.

Pretty and easy cupcake display for DAD @clubchicacircle

First stop, your local craft store. I went to Michael’s and found 10” letters (two “D”s and one “A”) , Mod Podge decoupage glue sealer, sponge brushes, patterned scrapbook paper (three 12” x 12” sheets), and 3” terra cotta pots (nine), spray paint (coordinated with the patterned paper).

Father's Day Cupcake Party Display supplies

Second stop, your local grocery store. Here I bought a variety pack of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes in my grocer’s bakery and Fruit roll-up strips. The cupcakes are so convenient to pick up and yummy as is. I took it a crafty step further and literally “dressed them up” with fruit strip ties.

The plan: to create a fun and personal cupcake party display for DAD. The sturdy letters spell out DAD, the terra cotta pots raise the letters up, and the rest of the craft supplies make it pretty.

How to Decoupage Large Monogram Letters with Mod Podge

First, here is how I personalized and made the DAD cupcake stand. I traced each letter onto the back of the patterned scrapbook paper, and then carefully cut each letter out.

Then with my Mod Podge, I applied a coat on the top of my letters. Tip: do one letter at a time. I carefully placed my paper letter on top and smoothed out gently with my hands and finished with another coat on top of the paper to seal it. Then I set it aside to dry and repeated for the rest of my letters.

Homemade cupcake display craft idea

While the decoupaged letters were drying, I spray painted my terra cotta pots (upside-down) a pretty blue color to match the paper and let dry as well.

Personalized Cupcake Stand for Father's Day

Don’t forget about dressing up your cupcakes! I used Fruit by the Foot™ Flavor Mixers fruit rolls to create cute ties to decorate my cupcakes. I love the bright colors they came in, and they were perfect to unroll and make cool fashionable fruity ties.

how to dress up a cupcake for Father's Day #bakerybecause

It was super simple to do. First I created the “collars” but cutting a 3” inch segment of the blue half of my fruit roll. Then I folded it into almost a triangle shape with the two ends meeting together at one end. I carefully placed on the top portion of the frosted cupcake so that the back portion of the strip stood up a little to resemble a shirt collar.

Easy Father's Day Tie Cupcakes #BakeryBecause

Then I cut a 2-3” length of the red and orange fruit strip and cut a tie shape out of it, with a small triangle at the top and somewhat of a diamond shape at the bottom. This I folded over the triangle edges in and placed on top of my “collar” to complete the tasty ensemble.
So cute!

Father's Day Tie Cupcakes DIY - yummy and easy homemade gift for DAD

When you are ready to set up your DAD treat table, place your terra cotta pots upside-down and your letters on top for support. I used three pots per letter.

Father's Day homemade tie chocolate cupcake decorations

Then arrange your cool cupcakes on top and decorate your table accordingly. You could add some flowers, balloons, confetti, plates and napkins to make a real Father’s Day party display.

DAD easy cupcake display for Father' Day Party #BakeryBecause

Lovely—what a lovely way to show off some homemade party pizazz and make DAD feel special this Father’s Day.

Easy Father's Day tie cupcakes DIY @clubchicacircle

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I LOVE how this cute Father’s Day display turned out!

Dressed Up Father's Day Tie Cupcakes @clubchicacircle #BakeryBecause

Join in on the fun by creating and sharing your own spin on a Father’s Day Treat! #GiveBakery

You can get more inspiration here on Pinterest or here on Instagram.


Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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