This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company. All opinions are 100% mine.
Hello there! So you know how sometimes you hold onto something and you don’t really know why and then the day comes that you realize exactly what you want to do with it? That happened for me this week! I bought a 3-tiered papier-mâché box when I was planning my wedding that I had grand intentions of turning into a beautiful card box. #craftfail
Well for whatever reason I kept it and I’m so glad I did… it worked perfectly for the candy cake that I made (another occasion where “cake” should be in quotations). Because the candy table is so often the star of the birthday party, I wanted to create a statement that would display all of the fun Hershey’s birthday candies in a festive way, so this candy cake was born. I love the rainbow of colors they come in!
Want to make a candy cake for your child’s next birthday party? It was so easy (and fun too!), here’s how:
Birthday Party Candy Cake
- Papier–mâché boxes (these often come in a set of 3, we’re only using the top and bottom pieces for the candy cake and will not use the lids)
- Craft paint
- 3 pieces 12″ x 12″ scrapbook paper
- Foam paint brush
- Glue gun
- Hershey’s Birthday Candies
Paint the bottoms of both boxes (they will become the tops for the candy cake) with craft paint in the color of your choice.
Select scrapbook paper that you would like to be the sides of the candy cake and trim to size.
Apply a thin layer of decoupage to the scrapbook paper pieces and affix to the sides of the boxes, smoothing paper as you go to avoid bubbles; allow to dry for at least 30 minutes.
Using a glue gun, apply a thin layer of hot glue to the rim of the top box and flip upside down to glue to the base of the candy cake.
The space between the top level and the bottom level leaves the perfect sized gap to place Hershey’s Kisses Birthday Cake Candies. The confetti on the foil wrappers tied in perfectly to the confetti scrapbook paper (happy accident)? Have you tried them btw? They taste like a little bite of birthday cake in each piece!
And because in my opinion every little girls birthday party should be bursting with pink, the Hershey’s Kisses Birthday Cake candies in pink made the perfect candy cake topper!
In keeping with the rainbow confetti theme for the rest of the candy table, I cut balloons out of colorful scrapbook paper and placed the Hershey’s Kisses candies in corresponding colors on top of each balloon, along with some Jolly Rancher pops (they were perfectly color coordinated!)