D.I.Y. Cake Ball / Small Desserts Board

So many times I have made my own cake boards. This way I have complete control, plus it is way less expensive than purchasing a finished board. I hate spending a gazillion dollars on something that is going in the trash. I would rather put my money into the cake.

Having said all that I was asked to make some small desserts for a wedding shower and happily agreed. I was going to make my famous Oreo cookie cake balls and pound cake petit fours. Great now how was I going to transport them to the venue with out having them slip and slid all over. No matter what I put them on they would not make the trip and I was not able to box them then set them up once they got to the function. What  to do…….. Here is what I came up with and how I did it. I am pretty pleased with my self.

Here is what you will need to make a Portable small desserts tray: (most of these items were purchased at the dollar store)

Foam core board
Box cutter
Ruler – pencil
Glue gun and sticks
Lollipop sticks
Mini cupcake liners
Straight Pin
Wilton Color Mist (I do not have an airbrush)

Cake Board 1

First measure your board to fit however many mini desserts you have made. In my case I had 42 (Yup it’s not an even no. I know) so I counted out 6 across by 7 down and leaving a small boarder on each end cut the board to size.

cake board 2

Next I decorated my board. This is completely up to you. I placed a cut doily on the board and used the Wilton Color Mist to make the decorations. This was really just as a bit of a dress up as you really are not going to see the board until the desserts are all gone.

cake board 3    cake board 4

Next I took the lollipop sticks and measured approx. 1/4 inch and cut them up into little pegs if you will. Then I placed the cupcake liners back onto the board and with a straight pin marked where each peg would go.

cake board 5    cake board 6

On to attaching the pegs. Place a small amount of glue at the end of each cut lollipop stick and attached it to the board wedging it into the board making sure it is secure.

cake board 7

To finish  hot glue a coordinating color ribbon to the edges of the board. Make a small hole into each cupcake liner and place them back onto the pegs.

cake board 10   cake board 11

I finished it off with some flowers and viola a portable cake board ready for my cake balls or petit fours, or whatever small dessert I wanted to make. I can wrap this and not worry that my desserts are going to shift or move they are secure. I can deliver and present my desserts in one shot.

gabby cake balls  gabby petit fours

Comments (1)


This is so cute. How did it work for the event? I'd be worried people would slide them off sideways not knowing there's a peg in it and tear up the dessert. Hopefully after the first few they see the pegs from the others :)