One of the events on Zulily today is a for Godinger. They sell several cute kitchen/entertaining items but a few I want to mention are there cupcake holders. These seem to sell out fairly fast when they have them posted.
They have a carousel or ferris wheel cupcake holder for $39.99.
Or a silver 9-cupcake holder for $11.99.
Several more are there, too.
I’ve switched to making cupcakes for my kids parties. You might be able to turn these into a fun tradition! Instead of spending money on expensive store-bought cakes, switch to making your own cupcakes (have the kids help!) and find a cute way to display them.