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Cake Pops plans!
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Hi Everyone!! How are you? well anyways I am in need of your help? PLEASE? I have been searching searching for a Cake Pop Stand and I found one , but they are sooooo expensive, So i thought I WOULD to one of my favorite woodworking site, I have to make about 200-300 cake pops for a birthday party and I loved this , but did not want to spend $400-$600 it looks really cheap to build! the cake pop stick are 8 inch tall, 9 when you include the cake pops.. Here is what it looks like! Please help? I need to make one for my cousins birthday in august... Thanks!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sweetlaurencakes/5450530194/

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Alternatives?

The stand looks great, but it's going to take a drill press to get all those holes drilled vertically. For someone who does a lot of catering, it's cost-effective, but for one party it's not so good.

Can you do something else, like cover styrofoam slabs with something and stab the pops into it?

Make a stair-stepped structure of foam - wedding cake like - and stab it full of pops?

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Yeah, I've done the styrofoam

Yeah, I've done the styrofoam for my friends parties, baby showers, birthday, bridal shower and weddings.. I wanted to build a wooden one because i am spending to much money on styrofoam for all these parties, so I figure I can ask someone to help me with this and what better place to ask but on my favorite building site, I do a lot of parties for friends and it's a nice display.. I ask the guys who built this how much and it's a lot of money, I don't need it to be detailed I was hoping someone can help me on the measurements, my husband made me a wooden stand for when I make them and the holes are 2 inches apart.. and this one comes apart.. just having a hard trying to figure out the dimensions for the plans ..But thanks for the suggestion on the styrofoam though..

Genn

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I didn't realize you were the

I didn't realize you were the cake pop provider to ALL the parties.

To calculate:
Use wood that has dimensions evenly divisible by 2 inches.

If you start with the first hole 1 inch from the edge of the wood, you just divide the dimensions by 2 to see how many pops you can put in each row. It's really magical :)

Example: a 10x12 wooden plaque from a craft store can hold 30 pops. (5x6 array)

A 12x24 piece of plywood could hold 72 pops (6x12 array). It's a nice tray size.

The picture you show is just wooden boxes with molding attached for pretty. Count the pops on each side and multiply by 2 to get the dimensions.

For something special, buy those big wooden numbers and drill holes in them. Glue them to a piece of plywood for a stable base

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Thank you soo much!!

Yeah it's more of a hobby for me and my friends love it, I started with my kids party and just blossomed from that, I love the styrofoam thing for a while but then when friends started telling other friends styrofoam started to become really expensive...But I do a lot of cake pops for parties now, my husband works for a accounting firm and I made some cake pops for his co worker's baby shower and then everyone started asking me for them, But anyways back to the stand,

First of all I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOO MUCH FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART !!! I kinda had a thought of how i would build it but then i started thinking to much about it I got a headache.... I have another question for you? How about holding the cake pop?? is there something underneath it, Example: a 10x12 wooden plaque from a craft store can hold 30 pops, to hold them in evenly? then I put the sides together?? I am sorry , I like to over think things too much... so what i mean is I would have 2 same size wooden plaque, one wth holes and the other without right??

P.S. i didn't mean to come out rude or anything like that in my last reply, i just like to explain myself in detail alot.. SORRY if i did... I really do appriciate your help..

Genn

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The easiest way to do the

The easiest way to do the holder would be to have thick wood with holes drilled all the way through for the stems, and screw a piece of thinner wood to the bottom as the "backstop" for the stems of the pops.

A couple of pieces of 3/4 inch plywood, glued together for the top, and a piece of 1/4 inch plywood as the backstop would give you a deep enough hole to hold the pops securely. It would be heavy enough to resist being nudged off the table too.

It leaves an ugly edge, which is where the molding comes in: glue and use tiny brads to attach molding to the edge for a finished look ... or do like some people do and wrap the pop holder with appropriate party paper and stab the stems through the holes.

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was wondering??

Tsu, Can please, is you have the time whip up plans and cuts for this, I need one two and don't want to spend alot of money on a stand if I can do it myself?? if you don't mind? I ask that guy who did lauren's stand for price and I thought it was way too much.. These are the pictures of the ones I want.. if you don't mind?

Thanks Lynn..
I really liked the 53 and the 209 cake pop stand..

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.177551085602266.42783.130564263...

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.170012499689458.39745.130564263...

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Peg board

I simple square box with a peg board lid might work. You wouldn’t have control over the hole size or spacing, but is would save a ton of drilling time. Then add your molding or trim to fancy it up.

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have you tried a colander or

have you tried a colander or a steamer basket?