Cake Pops Stand

Cake Pops Stand
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Make this cute cake pop stand from wood scraps!  Free plans by

Cake pops are a thing because they are so fun and cute and yummy!  But you do need a stand to serve them and decorate them.  So why not make one yourself out of wood?

In our final Handbuilt Holiday post of 2018, Jaime Costiglio and I are sharing this cake pop stand tutorial.

This year's Handbuilt Holiday series was perhaps my favorite ever.  The projects were all so fun, and most were pretty simple and cost effective.  If you do build, please share, we love seeing your completed projects!

Since there's just a few days left until Christmas morning - and we do hope you spend some of that time enjoying the season! - Jaime and I kept the final project as simple as possible.  You'll just need some scrap wood 1x3 and 1x8s and the plans below to build the stand.

Wood Cake Pops

Want to make this project a beloved toy?  Jaime is sharing the tutorial on how she made wood cake pops - so your littles can pretend play with them!  

Head on over to for lots more photos and build tips and the wood cake pop tutorial.

Happiest Holidays to you and yours!



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Cake Pops Stand

Cake Pops Stand
Cake Pop stand dimensions shown above


Shopping List

About 8" of 1x3 board scraps

1x8 board scrap 7-1/4" long

1-1/4" brad nails

1/4" drill bit

Common Materials
Cut List

3 - 1x3 @ 2-1/2" long

1 - 1x8 @ 7-1/4" long

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Hearing Protection
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander


Step 1

Cut the 1x8 to 7-1/4" x 7-1/4" using the compound miter saw.  You can also cut with a circular saw or jigsaw.

Mark a grid on the top of the 1x8 as shown in the diagram.

Tape the 1/4" drill bit so 5/8" of the drill bit is exposed at the end.  Drill holes in the 1x8 with the drill bit, using the tape as a guide to drill holes 5/8" deep.  Remove the tape.

Sand any rough edges.

Step 2

Cut 1x3s with compound miter saw or other saw.

Flip the 1x8 over.

Attach the first 1x3 block centered on the back of the 1x8 with glue and 1-1/4" brad nails.

Avoid nailing directly in the center as there is a cake pop hole drilled in the center of the 1x8.


Step 3

Repeat for second 1x3.

Step 4

Add the final 1x3.

Step 5