Candy Birthday Cake DIY


A friend of ours who loves candy had a birthday the week before last and when I came across the idea of a candy cake on Pinterest I knew this would be a perfect gift! (I can't remember the original pin I saw, but if I can find it again I'll add it to this post). This was such a unique and fun gift to make and only took about 20 minutes. I made this the same day as the Housewarming Jar and forgot to take step-by-step photos, but the process was pretty straightforward. If you have questions, leave them as a comment down below and I'm happy to answer!
Here's what you'll need:
  • Floral foam or styrofoam base
  • Wide ribbon
  • Lots of candy in different shapes and types
  • Glue Dots
  • A little bit of liquid glue
  • Cake board or card board
How to Assemble:
  • I started with two floral foam wreath forms and stacked them one on top of the other securing them with a small bit of E6000.
  • Next I took some wide grosgrain ribbon and tightly wrapped the base until they were completely covered and secured the ends with a bit more glue.
  • Now the fun part! Open up all your candy bags and decide on a pattern. Begin securing pieces to the base using the glue dots. I started by placing a repeating pattern of fun size bars upright around the base. Then I did a row of minis above those. For the top I added a horizontal ring of fun size bars.
  • To fill the hole in the center of the wreaths, I put some balled up tissue paper in first then filled it with Tootsie Rolls. 
  • I finished it off by inserting Blow Pops and Tootsie Roll Pops around the hole to create a decorative ring on the top.
  • Place it on or glue it to a piece of cardboard or a cake board and you're ready to gift it!
This would also be super cute to gift in a bakery box. Have you made a candy cake or something similar? Leave a link to your project in the comments, I would love to check out your creation!

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Update: The post that inspired this project was from Lick the Bowl Good.

3 Comments on Candy Birthday Cake DIY

  1. Theresa
    May 22, 2013 at 8:16 pm (1 year ago)

    This would be a great idea for an October birthday! Thanks for sharing & linking up @ Theresa Hope to see you again this week!

  2. Dana Renee
    May 22, 2013 at 8:42 pm (1 year ago)

    Thank you! I’m so happy to have found your link up last night. Definitely hoping to post more in the future =)

  3. Emily Thompson
    May 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm (1 year ago)

    that looks fun! Would be great to take to a party where you didn’t need plates. Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays and for the link back :o) Can’t wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time Creations
    oh, and I just posted an amazing round-up from last weeks party… stop on over and check it out!


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