I wanted to make a nice sturdy cake pop stand for the mini cupcake pops I made and wrote about yesterday for a bridal shower. I wanted to to display the lollipops in a cute way. Instead of going the typical poke holes in a styrofoam block route, I wanted to make mine a little sturdier and prettier and re-use materials that I already had. I found a scrap piece of 2×4 pine leftover from the bench I built:
I sanded, primed and then spray painted the wood in a glossy white:
Using a sharpie, I marked the spots that I wanted to drill holes:
Find a drill bit that is about the same width as the lollipop sticks. I used a 1/8 drill bit and found that was a good snug fit for the sticks. I wanted to drill the same depth for each hole, so I used a piece of painter’s tape to mark how deep I was going to drill (about an inch deep):
Drill holes. Best done outdoors:
Ta-da!! All ready to stick in your lollipop sticks!
And if you don’t have a drill or scrap wood lying around, you can always fill glasses/vases with rice or candy to prop up your cake pops, works just as well!