Embracing a Healthy Family: How to Make a Football Snack Cake #gluenglitter #cbias

How to Make a Football Snack Cake #gluenglitter #cbias

I had a challenge to create a snack cake or a craft cake like you see with the diaper cakes so I chose a snack cake just in time for the Superbowl!  Making a football craft cake was fun yet challenging at first as I had no idea how I was going to make it so I took to the web and my Facebook friends for some suggestions.  I ended up making this cute football cake that would even appeal to the men since it was not "girly."



I set out to my local Walmart since they have a crafting department and some extra goodies like candy bars and peanuts which I needed for this cake.  We got there early to avoid the rush and it was definitely nicer.  The girls loved looking at all the princess stickers and scrapbooking embellishments but I was on a mission to find as many Elmer's Glue products as I could.  I have used Elmer's adhesives for many of my other parties which you can see by clicking on parties.




I had some items already but here is what you will need to make this snack cake:
  • Elmer's CraftBond Glue Spots Medium Thin
  • Elmer's CraftBond Foam Mounting Tape
  • Elmer's CraftBond Wet and Dry Dual Tip Glue Pen
  • Elmer's Mini Bi-Fold Foam Board 
  • Elmer's Paint Marker - silver
  • Elmer's Gel Pens 
  • Three different sizes of Styrofoam circles - you can use the Foam Board if your store carries the different sizes but mine didn't
  • 3 small bags of Hersheys and Snickers
  • 1 jar of peanuts
  • 1 snack size bag of Kit Kats and Reeses
  • 1 roll of brown ribbon
  • 1 roll of brown ribbon with polka dots
  • Package of small footballs - craft store
  • Package of foam small footballs - craft store
  • 1 small paint can - craft store
  • 4 wooden skewers 
  • Soda or water caps or anything to provide the bottom a base


Instructions:

First step was to secure the bottom with a base since I had the ribbon overlap the top and the bottom of the circle.  I used Coke bottle caps to provide the base.  Not exactly pretty but it's on the bottom and it's an effort to reuse what I had.

I secure each layer by using pieces of wooden skewers and glue to fasten them in place and for added strength.  I then added ribbon and used the Foam Mounting Tape to secure around the back #gluenglitter.


I used the CraftBond Glue Spots to secure the candy bars together for added support.  I also put one periodically on the bottoms of the bars to secure for transport.  Using the Foam Board would have been ideal for added adhesive qualities.

I also added extra Kit Kats and Reeses in between each layer to provide a secret surprise stash and extra strength to keep the next layer up.  I added small football foam shapes periodically around the ribbons as well as in the back where the seams met up.



On the final or top layer, I filled the small paint can with peanuts and placed on top securing with more foam tape.  I added two layers of Reeses around the top and secured them with the CraftBond Glue Spots.  The CraftBond Foam Tape was ideal for keeping the footballs on top together.






I had the girls sign "thank you" on the foam board and stuck the sign in the back to thank the soldiers for all they do.  You could purchase the plastic basket bag to secure everything together if you have to transport it.




It took about an hour or maybe more to put it together.  I think it actually looks better in person than the photo.  You can check out all my photos here on Google+.

Disclosure:  this shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias”  All opinions are of my own. #gluenglitter

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Kathy said...

LOVE that cake! So creative and yummy --- too cute to eat.

Judy Joyce said...

Thanks, Kathy! I'm with you in that it looks too good to eat but it's been tempting to grab one here and there :P

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

This is so cute!!! I am pinning this now!

Amy @ As The Bunny Hops said...

That's totally adorable!

The Creative Princess said...

Super cute! This would also be cute for HS cheerleaders to make for the football team on game day!

Ginger said...

Yum! Looks awesome. :)

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

Amy @ The Mom Hood said...

I think this is perfect for the Super Bowl! I love that there is even more candy hidden in there, too.

Elena said...

Looks really fun!

jenrenh said...

This is so neat and great idea for super bowl party! Thank you for sharing!

Rachel Tiller said...

What a cute idea!!

Terri said...

What a fun way to present treats, with the football theme! Would be great for superbowl party or my son's team's banquet! Thank you for sharing :)

Diana B said...

I love this project! I'm going to have to share it on my blog! Super cute! Thanks!