Want to make your cake pops stand out on the dessert table? Try one of these 30+ DIY cake pop stands!
Cake pops became really popular around 2010. Everywhere you looked online you would see a new cake pop recipe, theme or ways to package them. Once Instagram became popular, the online cake pop craze was slowly replaced with other sweets like push-up pops, red velvet, cronuts and freakshakes.
But this doesn’t mean that people just stopped making cake pops! In fact, they can still be enjoyed at weddings, showers and birthday parties. They can be part of a beautiful dessert table and have many ways of being displayed.
How to display cake pops
The easiest way to display cake pops is to put them upside down like the photos above. However, many cake pops don’t look right upside down or with a flat top that would be created by the plate. You can purchase cake pop stands that hold the pops upright, but they are either too plain or too expensive. This means that creating your own cake pop stand is definitely worth the time and effort! Plus, it can be used to hold anything on a stick like lollipops, kabobs or chocolate dipped marshmallows.
Scroll down to see all of the fun ways you can display cake pops in a DIY stand at your next event…
DIY Cake Pop Stands
Although this cake pop setup looks quite impressive, it is super easy to create! Floral foam covered in hay surrounded by a popsicle stick fence.
Rainbow & Clouds
This adorable rainbow and clouds cake pop stand is made from wood and can be used numerous times! It is shown with marshmallow pops here, but it is definitely sturdy enough for cake pops.
This tutorial is from the same video as the rainbow and clouds shown above. The pops are inserted along the mane and up onto the head of the magical creature!
Fruit Kabob Stand
Take a chunky block of wood, drill some holes and get creative with paint for this stand. It was made for fruit kabobs at a summer BBQ, but could definitely hold cake pops!
This 2-tier stand was made using Styrofoam and streamers. It is shown with lollipops here, but it would also work well for cake pops!
Learn how to make a cake pop holder from a wood plaque! This is such a cute idea for parties or holidays.
Terra Cotta Pot
These sunflower cake pops are shown 'planted' in a terra cotta pot. Put a Styrofoam block in the pot and cover it with leftover cake crumbles as 'dirt'!
This is such a simple and beautiful stand! Trish wrapped a Make It Fun foam round with yarn, added the heart embellishment and then put it all on little feet.
Under the Sea
Kim created these fish cake pops and the fun ombre stand they are on using a cone and glitter cardstock. The pops are inserted between the layers of cardstock paper.
Vase With Candy
Find out how to make these spring flower cake pops and then arrange them as a bouquet in a vase filled with pastel candy.
I love the woodland theme of this dessert stand! Each tier is a moss covered Styrofoam disc and the dessert elements shown are sugar cookie animals and chocolate marshmallow mushrooms. However, you could make woodland themed cake pops to display as well.
Abigail went all out with her cake pop display for the 4th of July! She used 3 galvanized pots from IKEA filled with foam and covered in rice.
Make a turkey cake pop stand for Thanksgiving (the stand is a turkey, not the pops 😉). I love the colors on this one!
Nat created this beautiful cake (and cake pop) display using cake rounds. The top is actual cake and then each layer is wrapped in ribbon and filled with cake pops!
Create a flag cake pop stand for your summer patriotic celebrations. It is just a piece of 2"x10" board drilled with holes and block painted in red white and blue!
Jaime created this scrap wood stand and wood cake pops as toys! However, the stand can be used for real cake pops as well.
Inspired by a spice rack, Scott made this stand using scrap wood. Get the plans to make this wood cake pop stand on this site.
An unfinished stool, a drill, paint and a ribbon are all you need for this cute stand. I like this outside of the box thinking!
Jaime created this tower for cake pops after seeing a cupcake one on Martha Stewart. She used mdf and drilled holes on each level. If you want to use it for cupcakes instead of pops, just cover the holes with something.
There isn't a tutorial for this cake stand, but it looks like a woven strap box or basket turned upside down. The cake pops are inserted between the weaving — great upcycling idea!
When I started this list, I had no idea I would be putting a sewer lid on it! Heidi created this cake pop stand for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles party. It was made from the top of a wood stool.
This lollipop tree holds 52 lollipops! Cake pops would work as well, and the vertical display doesn't take up much room on the dessert table.
Here is another great upcycle idea. Put floral foam in a drawer and cover it with crinkle paper. Marshmallow pops are shown here in a drawer of the dessert table, but you could use cake pops or remove the drawer and put it on top of the table.
Christi Lynn made this colorful rainbow stand using leftover insulation foam board. You could also use Styrofoam. I love that she made the cake pops the same color as each level!
Ribbon Wrapped Tree
Add a weight to the bottom of a Styrofoam cone and wrap it with ribbon. Cake pops or lollipops (as shown here) can be inserted between the ribbon pieces.
Add cake pops to a Styrofoam block covered in black tulle for Halloween. You can change up the color for each holiday. Plus you can get the recipe for tese cauldron cake pops here!
If you are having cake pops at a sporting event themed party, why not have bleachers? Cheryl had cake pop fans in the bleachers at her Hot Wheels party!
This simple lollipop stand could hold cake pops as well. It is a Styrofoam round sprayed with adhesive and covered in glitter.
Paint a terra cotta pot and Styrofoam ball in the colors of your choice. This version shows lollipops, but you could have a 'bouquet' of cake pops like the sunflowers shown earlier in this list.
Wrap and top a floral ring with scrapbook paper and then fill it in with candy or beans. You could coordinate the paper and candy to go with the occasion.
For her son's 2nd birthday party, Suzanne added marshmallow pops on dome stands at the last minute. These are just Styrofoam balls cut in half and wrapped in tissue paper. If you wanted to add cake pops, you should probably put a weight on the bottom.
You won't believe how easy it is to make this cake pop tree! Check it out, and you will also get an easy Twinkie cake pop recipe.
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