My sister and I had a good time digging through the record bins at Half Price Books. I wanted clean, colorful records that would make for a nice statement piece on the food table. Get them in various sizes so the cupcakes are easily accessible!
I didn't want to wait on the dedicated cake stand hardware to come (you can find it on Amazon) so I went with shot glasses from the Target dollar spot. I uses super strong glue (E6000 from the jewelry craft aisle) because I had visions of the records and cupcakes toppling over and I didn't want that!
You see how the glasses are facing different directions? That's because I had to account for the holes in the middle of each record. I would have preferred them both to be like the bottom layer but that pesky little record on top had a large opening. In the end I think it looks nice and, dare I say, intentional.
The finished stand was really sturdy when it dried. It cleared the cupcakes nicely--keep that in mind when you're choosing the shot glasses (the taller, the better!).