Tuesday, July 28, 2015

MFP Stamp Shop Christmas in July - Candy Nugget Layer Cake

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Tutorials
July 28--Christmas Candy Nugget Cake by Lois
July 29-Micro wave popcorn package, perfect for a stocking stuffer by Vickie
July 31--K-Cup holder by Lois

Let's get started !!

I had seen a tutorial for making a Candy Nugget Layer Cake made for Technique Junkies Newsletter some time ago and wanted to give it a try.

I think we've all done projects with Hershey's Nuggets at one time or another.  Most of the time I've done that, I've used decorated mailing labels to cover the nuggets.  On my Christmas Layer Cake project I used pattern paper.




Supplies needed for this project:














30 Hershey's Nugget Candies
6 sheets patterned paper - 5" x 2 3/4"
3 Straws
Hole punch
3" x 12" White Cardboard
4 patterned paper circles -  6", 4 1/2", 3 3/4" and 3"
6 1/2" card stock circle mat
5 Cardboard circles in same dimensions
Adhesives (Xyron & Scor-Tape)
Inks/Stamps as desired


Not shown in photo:
Paper cutter
Scotch ATG tape glider
Circle Nestabilities dies (for toppers)
White glue  (for toppers)
Ribbon





Run the five sheets of patterned paper through the Xyron machine to get the adhesive onto the back.







Cut each sheet of patterned paper into five strips - 1" x 2 3/4".







Wrap each Nugget in a strip of patterned paper and set aside to use later.





I had decided to reinforce each of my panels for more stability.

Adhere the 6 1/2" card stock circle to the 6 1/2" white cardboard circle and then adhere the 6" patterned paper circle on top.  This will form the base of the cake.







Repeat the process by adhering the remaining patterned paper circles to the cardboard circles.







Cut the 3" x 12" cardboard strip into three pieces.






Two of the strips are 1" x 12".  The third one should be trimmed to 1" x 11".




Apply Scor-Tape to the three strips of cardboard.  I used 5/8" tape.







Adhere 12 decorated nuggets to one of the 12" strips, ensuring that the nuggets are snugly placed next to each other.





Form a circle by adhering the ends of the strip together.









Adhere remaining nuggets to the other two strips
-- 10 nuggets on the other 1" x 12" strip and 8 nuggets on the 1" x 11" strip.





As before, form the two remaining strips into circles.  At this point you can bend the cardboard strips to form more symmetrical circles.





Place small pieces of Scor-Tape on the bottom of each nugget.










Attach ring to cake base.










Attach Scor-Tape to bottom of 4 1/2" circle.










Adhere 4 1/2" circle on top of ring of nuggets.







Apply tape to the other two rings of nuggets.










Proceed as before, continuing to build cake.











Punch three holes in 3" circle.   These will support the toppers.









Adhere Scor-Tape to the top layer and attach to the top of the cake.









Make three toppers as desired.  I used the Santa and the sentiment "HO" from MFP Stamp Shop set Holiday Tags.  The "Merry Christmas" is from MFP Stamp Shop set 'Tis the Season.






Place the toppers into the holes in the top layer.  If necessary, adjust the length of the straws.

Add ribbon or other embellishments as desired.








Here's the Design Team members celebrating Christmas in July.

 Karen
Kren
Lois  (that's me)
Marilynn
Enjoy the Hop. Come back each day for more Christmas fun. We hope to inspire you to start your Christmas cards and projects.  Get to work on the tutorials, show us what you made and check back on August 15 to see if you are a winner. 

12 comments:

Vickie Y said...

Fun project, Lois.

stamping sue said...

Lois! great project!
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Wow- Impressive and great photos to show how you made this! Lois, it is wonderful.

Jane said...

Great tutorial Lois and a darling result!

Lee Ann Vehstedt said...

This is so darn cute. Thanks for sharing. I think I need to make one for a friends birthday!

MariLynn said...

Such a cute project. I know that the recipient of this "cake" is going to love getting it!

Kren Kurts said...

I should own stock in Hershey's Nuggets! TFS! kReN

Kren Kurts said...

I should own stock in Hershey's Nuggets! TFS! kReN

Terri Winske said...

This is a fantastic project! I can see lots of birthday "nugget" cakes in my future! Your directions are so thorough - thank you very much! I like the variety of patterned paper you used....May be a nice way to use up some scraps.

Robyn Oliver said...

Oh My Goodness Lois, what a super idea - a wonderful cake idea for a special person. Thanks for the great tutorial too.

ionabunny said...

Fun project. We don't have these candies so will have to find something else. Hugz

loulou said...

Great project. Sadly Hershey's nuggets are only available in speciality candy stores at ridiculous prices here.