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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

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

    2. Step: 2

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

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

    8. Step: 8

      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

      Attach the top using wood glue and finish nails.

    10. Step: 10

      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

      Insert the front panel.

    12. Step: 12

      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

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

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

  2. Step: 2

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  8. Step: 8

    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

    Attach the top using wood glue and finish nails.

  10. Step: 10

    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

    Insert the front panel.

  12. Step: 12

    Attach handle to top of cupcake box.