BUILDING A CANDY CAKE
instructions for building a five level candy cake. Keep in mind there
are many ways to build a cake – this is just my way
1 – 10” cardboard
cake round (sold in any craft store, Walmart, etc) About $5 for 10.
2 – 8” Styrofoam
1 – 6” Styrofoam
1 – 4” Styrofoam
1 – 3” Styrofoam
Spacers for in
between layers. I use wood thread spools, they have a wide top and give
good balance to the layers. About $3 for a bag of 10.
Note: I put my logo and information about my
business on the WHITE side of the cardboard. You will be covering the
brown cardboard side anyway.
Layers & Candy:
Layer 1 – 23
Layer 2 – 22
Layer 3 – 18
Layer 4 – 12
Layer 5 – 9
Okay – here we
Lay out your design before you begin,
noting how many candies are needed for each layer.
Put your embellishment on top of the cardboard cake circles. Many
designers include circles that match the design you are using.
Glue your first 8” Styrofoam circle to the cake board. Glue your
minis to the first layer.
Sometimes you will need a partial piece of
candy to fill in a gap. I needed this on layer 1, 2 & 3. Just trim
down your candy, put the Hershey wrap back on then your printed wrap
Glue your spacers to the center of this
Add embellishment to the edges (in this
case I used greenery)
BEFORE YOU GLUE THE NEXT LAYER
Glue minis to Layer #2 (8” Styrofoam
NOW glue this layer to your spacers.
Repeat steps 6 thru 8 for the rest of
Choose a topper and glue or adhere to
the top. Depending on the topper, you can glue or use a
* The same concepts apply if you are
building a 2 layer or a 10 layer
Here’s the finished cake.....
Feel free to PM or email me if you have any
questions or need any help!!!
Lee Ann (aka leeannscloset)