Our youngest’s 2nd birthday is this weekend, so I thought I’d throw it back to last year and her first birthday party when I built a stacking hexagon cupcake display for her bee-themed first birthday party at our house near State College, PA. My wife did all of the planning, cooking, and baking (you know, the hard part), and I put together the hexagons with a bit of pyrography (wood burning) thrown in as well.
Here’s a few pictures from the party so you can see how it all came together.
Friends in our neighborhood have a daughter about the same age, and a few months after our party, they borrowed the hexagons for their own cupcake display for a Winnie the Pooh-themed party.
After the parties, I glued the hexagons together, painted them white, and hung them up in our playroom as a cute curio shelf:
Thanks for looking!
Since writing this post, I have received a fairly large number of inquiries from folks looking for me to build them a similar display. Unfortunately, there are two big issues with trying to turn this project into a saleable product – price and durability.
These hexagons take a lot of work. At my standard hourly rate, this project would have cost me around $200 in labor alone. I also chose to make them out of low-grade pine and not reinforce to glue joints because I knew they were a one-time use thing for us. As a consequence, these break fairly easily and would not survive shipment. Using higher grade materials and more robust construction techniques would raise the price ever higher.
Long story short – I greatly appreciate everyone who has contacted me because they love this display and want to purchase one. Due to the costs and difficulties involved, however, I am not able to offer these as a product offering at this time. Thank you!