My dad always says that 'necessity is the mother of invention' and that was definitely the case here. If you've ever made cake pops that you intend to serve or give lollipop style, you've probably run into the issue of how to display them. Well that's the position I was in when I headed to the craft store. I'm telling you the staff at the store probably had a close eye on me because there I was in the wood section just setting things up on shelves, eyeing them, readjusting them, over and over until I came up with this easy cake pop stand.
I still love the idea of using cake pop bouquets as centerpieces, but if you ever want to display all the pops on a dessert table, this is definitely the way to go
What you'll need:
- Varying sizes of wood cutouts (you'll need at least an inch and a half size difference between each tier)
- a drill and bit set
- a compass
- glue gun
- sand paper
- paint in desired color
- a lollipop stick to determine the size of the holes
First, set your compass at 1 1/2". Pencil your first mark and then use the compass to insure that each hole with be at least 1 1/2" apart. Continue to mark all the holes on each tier. Using the lollipop stick, determine the best bit to use and drill each hole 3/4 of the way through the wood. I do this so that the cake pops don't end up going through the stand over time
If your lucky like I am, you have a neighbor with a drill press and he can hammer it out within a matter of minutes (thanks Derek and Ellen)!!
Once all the tiers have been marked and drilled, take some sand paper and smooth over all the holes. (I opted to put a dowel in the center of the top tier so that I can add a sign but it's not necessary) Then glue the tiers together using your glue gun and spray paint it in your choice of color and you're ready to display your cake pops!
This stand holds 56 cake pops but you can make yours as large or as small as you like. I'm really pleased with the way this stand turned out.
Now you can make a stand to match any theme. It's also great to use as a drying stand during the cake pop making process.