wow i'd freak out at hosting a dinner party of more than 2! i'd love to see a pic of a cupcake stand!?
I have some pics and the tale of woe of how they came to be under my standards in the first place but then saved by embellishments on my craftblog (http://slyfoxcrafts.wordpress.com/). Unfortunately I don't have pics of all the finished cake stands (am waiting on a friend for their pics). But I think you'll see some of your beads, lace/ribbon, wire hummingbird and playing cards on the pics I do have and they came in very handy!
If you read past the first entry to the one below you can see the original cake stands sans embellishment and decoupage. Unfortunately the person putting the cake stands together (it was her party so I trusted her to measure twice lol) got impatient after some glue issues and when finally gluing them together didn't measure so some of the stands are a bit crooked now but the embellishments and setting them at advantageous angles on the table saved them... and it was a Mad Hatter Tea/Garden Party so it was fine that some were topsy turvy.
I intend to make some for general use as we throw a lot of dinner parties and they were soooo useful for holding sandwiches and desserts and aside from glue issues which we finally figured out, they were really easy and cheap to make.