I’m so excited to share this cute cake with you! I got the idea from a fellow consultant. Her blog post can be found here. I decided that these would be great gifts for teacher appreciation day which is on May 5 this year. I only hope the kids don’t try to steal all the chocolates first! So here’s my tutorial on making a Hershey nugget 3 tier cake:
I tried to use stuff that I had laying around the house. I decided to use the new Close to my Heart Blossom Paper packet and the May Taste of Summer Packet. I love this packet and you can get yours beginning May 1 for only $8.95. No additional purchases necessary! The Taste of Summer Packet has papers themed with lemons, oranges, and strawberries so it’s perfect for summer layouts, cards, and all sorts of projects.
First I cut the paper strips 1×3 inches. I used 13 for the bottom layer, 9 for the middle layer, and 7 for the top layer. I used my adhesive gun and taped both ends of the strips so they could be wrapped around the nuggets tightly.
I then cut a slice from the center of the 4“ Styrofoam ball about ¾ inch wide. I cut the end shorter and cut the edges off so it had a flat side to glue the chocolates to. For the top layer I cut about ¾” off a toilet paper roll. I had tried using a cup for the middle layer but it was not stiff enough to support the chocolates.
I used a hot glue gun to attach the nuggets.
For the cardstock layers I used our Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. I cut the bottom at 6”. The circles were 4 ¼ “, 3 ¼ “, and 2 ½”. I used hot glue to assemble the layers.
For the top I cut ¼ x 6” strips and curled them around a pencil. The stamp was our “My Fave” stamp set. I didn’t have any sticks to use for the topper so I took one of the strips and folded it into a stick.
So there’s the two cakes that I made. I hope you love them as much as I do. I can’t wait to give them to the teachers. I’m not worried about transportation either because these things are solid as a tank. I’ve picked them up to demo them at a fair and they are still going strong. Thanks for taking a look and don’t forget to follow my blog.
I love surprises and in case you didn’t hear about our April Campaign let me fill you in. Every day in April you can visit my website and shop. When you purchase any current item then you qualify to get a grab bag. You could purchase the cheapest thing and qualify to get one. Each day at 5 pm Eastern a new grab bag is posted at a different price tier. There are 5 possible tiers ranging from $35 to $150 and it’s random which one will be posted. It’s so awesome to get your surprise and crack open the box!
Here are 2 videos you can check out to see what some of the things are we have received in our grab bags.
Here’s the $35 grab bag ($70 worth of product)
Here’s the $150 grab bag ($325 worth of product). Sorry in the video I said it was $340 worth of product but it’s $325. It’s still a huge amount of stuff!