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Cupcake Box Carrier

  • September 23, 2015


This DIY Cupcake box is the perfect solution to carrying your holiday baked goodies to family gatherings, parties, and school functions without squishing all of your hard work.

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      Make cuts according to cut list (pictured) and sand wood until smooth.

    2. Step: 2

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      Using your router, cut a 1/4” dato along the side of the 11” x 22” board following the dimensions in the picture. This will be for the front panel. Cutting it as one piece eliminates the need for creating two different fences for your router.

    3. Step: 3

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      Cut both of your side pieces out of the board with the dato. Each side piece should measure 11” x 10.5”

    4. Step: 4

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      Using your router create a 1/4” groove following the dimensions in the picture on each side piece. This will be where the cupcake trays slide into the box

    5. Step: 5

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      Drill hole in font panel using a 1” - 1 1/2” hole saw centered horizontally and about an 1 1/2 - 2” from the top. I opted to also using a woodturning tool to write out the word “cupcakes” this is totally optional.

    6. Step: 6

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      Drill holes in cupcake trays with 2 1/8” hole saw. Start by finding the center point and then evenly spacing the remaining holes.

    7. Step: 7

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      Attach both side pieces to the bottom piece using wood glue and finish nails.

    8. Step: 8

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      Attach the back piece to the sides and bottom using wood glue and finish nails, making sure to keep the project square.

    9. Step: 9

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      Attach the top using wood glue and finish nails.

    10. Step: 10

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      Insert your cupcake trays. If they are slightly off you may need to sand down the edges. I would suggest using a belt sander or bench sander, and then smoothing it out with an palm sander.

    11. Step: 11

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      Insert the front panel.

    12. Step: 12

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      Attach handle to top of cupcake box.

Comments (4)


  • Very nice! Looks very similar to my DIY drink holder that I made for Ryobi Nation, too! :) Great minds think alike!!
    By Thriftdiving, on October 27, 2015

  • This is adorable! Good job!
    By garagegirl, on August 2, 2016


  • I wanted to say, I made three of these as christmas gifts this year for my family members who have celiac disease and as such cannot have any gluten. Because of this they often bring desserts for themselves and to share to events, quite often cupcakes. I did add another dado about 1.5" below the top rack for cupcakes to slide in a false bottom. Then you can remove the two cup cake racks and it functions as a pie safe as well!
    By booyah, on January 18, 2017

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Cupcake Box Carrier

by CherishedBliss
Sep 23, 2015
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This DIY Cupcake box is the perfect solution to carrying your holiday baked goodies to family gatherings, parties, and school functions without squishing all of your hard work.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge cdc225f2 af2e 40e4 b363 4a9ef43848a1

    Make cuts according to cut list (pictured) and sand wood until smooth.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 01a8505b dddd 4538 b867 addf3c0e5b06

    Using your router, cut a 1/4” dato along the side of the 11” x 22” board following the dimensions in the picture. This will be for the front panel. Cutting it as one piece eliminates the need for creating two different fences for your router.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge c3fbdcc4 eafe 4b1c b6fe 3cde717e00c3

    Cut both of your side pieces out of the board with the dato. Each side piece should measure 11” x 10.5”

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 911234ab 7fe3 477b bd43 192548730f97

    Using your router create a 1/4” groove following the dimensions in the picture on each side piece. This will be where the cupcake trays slide into the box

  5. Step: 5
    Huge 69260437 9f5c 4a09 bc2f 0ca62e399136

    Drill hole in font panel using a 1” - 1 1/2” hole saw centered horizontally and about an 1 1/2 - 2” from the top. I opted to also using a woodturning tool to write out the word “cupcakes” this is totally optional.

  6. Step: 6
    Huge 21bf7809 5ba4 49f5 8b74 cac660c7cd86

    Drill holes in cupcake trays with 2 1/8” hole saw. Start by finding the center point and then evenly spacing the remaining holes.

  7. Step: 7
    Huge 8ff04eff 18ec 4bf2 9544 519bfdab8e3c

    Attach both side pieces to the bottom piece using wood glue and finish nails.

  8. Step: 8
    Huge db2544aa f14a 4990 b162 9a42e324382c

    Attach the back piece to the sides and bottom using wood glue and finish nails, making sure to keep the project square.

  9. Step: 9
    Huge 92bf721f 3831 4da0 9072 0bc6f29a03ee

    Attach the top using wood glue and finish nails.

  10. Step: 10
    Huge f036c69a 78da 4de2 9e11 0270c9d3a434

    Insert your cupcake trays. If they are slightly off you may need to sand down the edges. I would suggest using a belt sander or bench sander, and then smoothing it out with an palm sander.

  11. Step: 11
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    Insert the front panel.

  12. Step: 12
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    Attach handle to top of cupcake box.