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.