CANDY BAR cake - How to build - Happy Birthday BUTTERFINGER gift or centerpiece - Fun party idea for kids

I love how this Butterfingers candy cake turned out!


This was kinda last minute after I asked my son for weeks about a gift for a friend. He had it covered because he was earning or building something special in a game for him. When I inquired about it being done by the weekend he seemed surprised and said no. So you need a gift? Of course he does. 

I've still love candy bouquets but a candy cake sounded fun. I saw a few online but they used styrofoam and it's kinda pricey. I decided to make my own tiers. 

 This was a gift for a birthday party. We've known him for years and he absolutely loves Butterfingers. 

This can be done with any candy. I can't wait to try it again!

Supplies:
Cake plate
Poster board
Hot glue gun & glue
Candy (obviously)
Basket filler (paper or foil shreds)


Candy:
18 big box/bar purchased for $1 each
-4 cups
-7 box minis
-7 bars
1 bag of fun size $3.99

If I wasn't making this the night before the party, I would've purchased Halloween candy on sale or looked for better prices. 

Total cost of candy and basically the cake was $22

I had the cake plate. Jake took them home several years ago at the end of a school year. The teacher was throwing them out. (Made the eyes for making your house come alive post

I also had the gold glitter poster board from a new years craft idea I never made and metallic foil shreds from a teacher appreciation gift idea. Both purchased at the $1 store. 

The tags were $.20 to print at Walgreens. 

NOTE: This might be easier to make a square cake with boxes but I just love how the round cake looked. 

I tested the size of  the cake plate with the candy I purchased to see if I was going to cut the cake plate down or if everything would fit. It fit perfectly!!

I traced the cake plate on the back of the poster board, cut, and attached with hot glue.

I measured the candy know how tall to make each cake tier. Make sure to cut the strips of poster board a little shorter than what the candy measured. Now you can put extra candy or paper shreds on top of each tier.

Attach with hot glue.

I gently traced the base and cut the circle a little larger. This will allow a little room to attach the top to the base. Hot glue around the edge and inside. The candy hides the hot glue so don't worry if it looks a little messy.

Hot glue to the cake plate.


Attach candy with hot glue or glue dots. I probably would've used glue dots for the candy but I was out.


Repeat the steps to create the second tier. 


I didn't have enough cups for the top tier so I hot glued two fun size together. Then I hot glued those to another set making four fun size to equal one cup package. Sorry, sounds confusing. 

Hot glued to the top tier. Yes, I used a lot of hot glue. :)

For the top I cut two small strips of poster board and bent at the bottom.

Attached together and added the tags to either side with.........you guessed it.......hot glue.

Attach with ....I don't know, maybe ...... hot glue. :D Lol!

Now you are either ready to fill with more candy to make smaller tiers or with paper shreds.

I used metallic foil shreds from the $1 store.

Add paper shreds and individual candy. 

I did not attach the individual candy in place but you could. Shhhhh, I put one peanut butter snickers since he kinda likes them too. 

Ta-Da!!!!

So fun to make. Hope this helped. 
If you have any questions, please ask!

Thank you for stopping by!






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