Monday, September 15, 2008

How To Make A Candy Cake

The other day I posted a picture of a candy cake that I made and several of you guys were asking how to make it. So I have tried to write down some instructions. Please forgive me in advance.. writing instructions is not a strength of mine..

6 styrofoam circles - 2 in each ascending size: 8" 6" and 4"
1 Small styrofoam dome shaped topper
1 Bag Of Blow Pops or suckers
Approx 5 bags of minature candybars.. (depends on size of candy)
Curly Ribbon
Directions: Glue together each set of foam circles to make one thick circle in each size. Glue each circle on top of each other. Make sure you get as close to middle as possible. Use low temp glue gun and start gluing the miniature candy bars all around. I used gum to hide any foam showing between each layer. I topped it with blow pops stuck into the dome shaped styrofoam. I finished with adding curly ribbon around the topper to make sure no foam shows.

Okay- While in the middle of doing this post.. the picture uploader totally did some crazy stuff. The above photo is a bag of candy. But since you can't really tell you are just going to have to take my word for it. It is a mixture of minature size candy bars. It is the left over candy and it has been wrapped up in this wal-mart sack shoved to the very back of the cupboard. Waiting until another cake needs to be made.
There is no Hobby Lobby, Micheals, or any craft store in my town. Yes, it is very sad. The above picture shows pieces of syrofoam that I found at wal-mart. They didn't have the pieces that I mentioned in the I had to make due. The biggest white part (for the bottom) is actually from the dollar tree. It is a styrofoam tortilla warmer. Hey whatever works, right?
This is my favorite crafting tool. I have an obsession really. I probably have 8 glue guns. These are low temp glue guns. These are the foam pieces stacked upon one another. I lay out my candy and think of a pattern that I would like to use. I also make sure that I will have enough of a certain candy to make it all the way around. I just use a small dab of low temp glue on the back of the candy and stick it to the cake form. The tempature is so low it doesn't melt the candy or tear through the covering. It's really quite simple. I haven't had one turn out the same but all of them have been just as cute. Everyone loves them. It is something fun and different.. and that is why I like them.. If you have any questions feel free to ask. I am sorry if things are not clear.. I haven't ever really explained how to do a craft.. all written out like this.. I am also sorry that the pictures are crazy. I have deleted them and uploaded them several times.. and I keep getting these crazy multiple pictures ugh.

And here is how it turns out.. I added ribbon around the candy and put starburst on it just to add some frill. It's really just up to the individual. So there you go! If any of you decide to make a candy cake please post pictures so that I can see how your cakes turn out...


zentmrs said...

That's very cool! Super idea - I think I may try this!

Tiffany said...

That is amazing! Now I need some M&Ms. Now, RIGHT.NOW.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the directions! I will have to try this soon...

Amy said...

I definitely want to make one of these for my boys, and I will post about it (of course).;)

It would be a fun way to give them their Christmas candy too...I could use Christmas colored ribbon and such. That would be more interesting than just throwing the bags in the stockings.

Thanks for sharing.:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky, Thank you so much for this post. I really love your candy cake. I don't know if mine will ever turn out like yours but it's worth giving it a try. I hope you have a lovely day!

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Thank you for sharing how to do this. I really want to try my hand at it soon! It's just so cute.

And ya know, I didn't know Castro was a Christian until the other day after I was going on and on about him after the concert. I told you, I zoned out while he was on! Anyway, yeah, I love his weird little presence he has going on - so intriguing. Love him!

Insight, Insanity, Imagination said...

I am totally going to make one.... just looking for an excuse to do so! haha

Shannon said...

SO cute!!

angie said...

Thanks for the tutorial. What happens if your candy gets consummed before making it on the cake? j/k

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Um, this candy cake might be the cutest thing ever. I love love love it.

lmerie said...

Oh how fun! Thank you for posting directions. I will have to give this a try. . . I am usually so NOT good at things like this, but this has CHOCOLATE!

Megan said...

This is so cute. I wonder what the best occasion would be to make one??

nikkicrumpet said...

What a clever idea! I love it..and I would think kids would go wild for this idea. I'm gonna have to give this one a try...that is if I can finish it before I snarf down all the materials!

Jenn said...

Thanks for the how-to!!! I really want to make one!

G. said...

hi becky! thanks for your comment on my blog! I love this candy creative you are!

Carrie said...

Thanks for the comment on my toes! And let me tell you I am totally making the candy cake it is the cutest thing I have every seen! I have a halloween party every year and this will be prefect!

Annikke said...

That is so cool! I want to make a couple of these for co-workers for Christmas or this would even be a fun teacher appreaciation gift (maybe???) Thanks for sharing the directions!

SondreLyn said...

That is really cute! I have to give that a try... I think your directions were really good, and I love the addition of the ribbon. Pretty!

Stephanie said...

What a cute idea. You're quite talented!

Thanks for stopping by today! Glad to have found your blog!

Smiling Shelly said...

How creative - but I think I gained ten pounds just reading this one.

Joy said...

That candy cake is Awesome!!! And yummy too!

Our Complete Family said...

Oh my gosh these directions are the best! I can make one for our culdesac fall party! The kids will go bonkers when they see it!!! Thanks for taking the time to do this post hun!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

That is such a cute idea. It would be great for a birthday party or something, and then the kids could raid it for party favors, saving me the bother. Thank you!

Michelle said...

that is so cute~thanks for posting:)

Sweet Simplicity said...

That is really cute!

Becky Welch said...

Super super cute!!! I am adding you to my creative list!!

Jen said...

I think I am seriously going to have a candy cake on the snack line at my reception lol

Anonymous said...

That is soooo neat!!
I think I will have to make one of those!!

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Hi - i don't know how i found your blog, but i'm glad i did. if you don't mind, i'd like to post your idea in one of my entries and link to your blog :) thanks!

Anonymous said...

I followed your directions and the cake turned out super. The kids and the teachers at my daughters' school loved it. I had to make two because my daughters' birthdays are two days apart. Now my son is begging for one for his birthday! Thanks for the clear directions.

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