I needed 4 cupcake stands for a graduation party. These were inexpensive, but they served their purpose. They are made of cardboard. The only complaint that I had was that the top level barely had anything to sit on, but there were 'locks' that held them together. Without the locks, the top would tip if all of the remaining cupcakes were on the same side. Luckily that happened while I was standing there and I just needed to reset the 'locks'. All in all, I was satisfied with my purchase. I had seen some for $29 a piece and with all the other costs for the party, I really didn't want to put that much into 4 of them. I didn't have anything else to use them for, so I was looking for a disposable solution. The idea of decorating them was really nice, too. There's alot you could do for them whether it was for a baby shower, birthday, whatever.