Someone left a comment on my most recent Pink Ladybug Cupcakes and Cake Pops post asking about the cake pop stand.
Back when I photographed those goodies, I also took the above picture of the cake pop stand with a carpenter's square so that I would have the dimensions for future reference. I was secretly hoping my hubby would make one for me to keep... but that hasn't happened yet.
What can I say? He's a busy guy! But he's also an amazing husband and I haven't really needed one yet, so I haven't complained about it. Much 😉
FYI... when I'm telling you about this board, please keep in mind that every single measurement was "approximate".
Why you ask was it not more precise? Welll, around 10pm the night before it was due, I remembered that my customer had ordered this board. So I begged my husband, who was already ready for bed, to go outside, get out his saw and drill and make it for me.
He did that for two reasons. First, he loves me... alot. Second, I'm sure he was also accommodating because he wanted me to keep all of my fingers. I certainly would've cut off some major body part had I been forced to operate the circular saw unsupervised!
Now you know why I'm not complaining about him making another one for me!
Soo... here you go. This is how
we he made my homemade cake pop stand! Again, it was late and he was working quickly, so I know our measurements and spaces are not terribly precise!
We started with a 1"x12" board. Then he cut it down to the approximate 10" x 11" rectangle you see above. We then drew out a grid for 24 cake pops (the quantity that was ordered) based on what I assumed would be enough room for the cake pops.
I put the dimensions up in the top picture for you to see. The rows were spaced a little less than 3 inches apart and then the vertical holes were about 1.5" apart. I use 5/32" diameter lollipop sticks, so my hubby drilled the holes with the appropriate size drill bit so they would stand but be tight.
Then he sanded it down to remove all the splinters. When he had that all done for me, I painted it with cheap white craft paint. It took about 3 coats for it to be white enough for me, but considering I was using my kids school craft paint - what did I expect? I'm sure if you had a better quality paint, it would've been fine!
If you choose to make one of these, I'd recommend making the horizontal holes a little farther apart. Ours were around 1.5 inches but I'd recommend maybe 1.75 inches. Our little ladybugs had enough room - but barely!!
So... the project was really easy (if you know how to safely operate a drill and saw) and super-duper cheap.
Do you have any questions about making a cake pop stand like this? If so, leave them in the comments and I'll let my hubby answer (ha!!)