How To Make A Rainbow Cake Pop Stand
My little Leprechaun’s and I had so much fun making the Cake Pops and then building the Rainbow Cake Pop stand. My son, Drake, wanted to make Cake Pops in every color of the rainbow. So, I figured out how to make a stand to showcase our hard work. My sons loved it. We made it for a St. Patrick’s Day Party, but it would be great for any kind of event!
Things You Will Need
-2 pieces of Flora Craft Foam 1 7/8 in X 11 7/8 in X 35 7/8 in (I didn’t need this much foam but when I bought it I wanted to make sure I had enough)
-Paint (non-toxic)- Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple
-Either a Pencil or Markers (I used makers so I would know exactly where to paint but it’s not necessaery)
-Sharp Knife or X-Acto Knife
-2 Kabob Sticks
First I baked the Cake Pops (more about this in another blog post), I made the Cake Pops according to Bakerella’s basic Cake Pop recipe (www.bakerella.com). The average cake pop size that I made was 1 1/4 inches, so I multiplied that by 6 (for each color) and got 7.5 inches.
From the top of the center of the foam rectangle, I measured 7.5 inches from the top down marking each 1 1/4 inch so I would know where to paint the color. Then from different angles and positions I kept measuring to make sure the rainbow stripes were an even 1 1/4 inches each.
The Rainbow is all drawn out now, so It’s time to paint. You can just outline the rainbow in this step to save time and not draw it completely in like I did. I just wanted to make sure it was perfect.
The Rainbow Cake Pop Stand all Painted
Now that it’s all painted it’s time to put on the stand. Take the 2nd piece of foam and cut it so it is exactly the same size as the bottom of the rainbow. Then cut that piece in half.
I broke kabob sticks in half and inserted them at an angle into the bottom piece of foam. Then I inserted the rainbow at a slight angle too. This is important because it ensures that the stand won’t topple over when the cake pops are inserted.
Then I added marshmallows to look like clouds. I just stuck tooth picks all of the bottom of the stand so I could adjust the marshmallows to look like fluffy clouds.
Once this is done you have to add the Cake Pops. Delicately grab the lollipop stick and push through the foam. Make sure that your cake pops are totally dry, and make some extras in case you break a couple in the process.
All done! Here is the Rainbow Cake Pop Stand on the food table!
P.S. If you push a lollipop through the rainbow and then change your mind on it’s placement, do now worry. You can plug the hole bag up. Just stick some of the white foam back in and then touch up with paint.