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.
Such a great idea! I need to make this for sure!
What size stroform ball was used?
I used a 4″ styrofoam ball. Hope that helps!
These are real cute & your photos are excellent.
I kind of lost you, however, when you cut the Styrofoam ball. What do you mean by you “cut the end shorter and cut the edges off”? Where did the round part (top of Styrofoam ball) come into play? Looks like it’s been glued to another slice of Styrofoam???
I wouldn’t ask if I didn’t think these were real cute 🙂 Pls. send response to my e-mail so I’m sure to get it. Thanks very much.
For anyone else that was confused by my styrofoam instructions: When you cut the end piece you need to take some from the bottom so it will be shorter. It needs to be shorter than the chocolate pieces. Then you would put the piece on the table and cut the “edges” off so it has flat sides. You are making the diameter smaller. Nothing has been glued it’s just the shadow from the way I took my pic. The round part is from the actual ball. I’ll try and draw a diagram or get a video up at some point if it’s still confusing 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to make one of these as soon as I go get the supplies. Mine will have a Christmas these, can’t wait. Thank you again for sharing your talent.