2 weeks prior to baby girl’s birthday party, I started on my faux cake. If you recall…here was my inspiration.
I stuck toothpicks all around just to be sure that the 2 styrofoam cylinders wouldn’t separate. I started with Elmer’s glue b/c I had this fear that hot glue would melt the styrofoam but quite the contrary. NOTE: Elmer’s glue will NOT work in this project!
On to the fun part! Using your hot glue gun, start gluing away. Since Sixlets are chocolates, I would recommend dropping the hot glue directly onto the paper. There were a few instances where one would pop out and I had no choice but to drop a dot of glue on the Sixlets; they didn’t melt terribly but def do it the other way to save your fingers
Now here’s where I blew it! Remember, all my projects are completed in the evenings…when all the kids are sleeping and I have a good 3 hours of uninterrupted time. But this also means, I’m tired and working hard to complete the project (I hate leaving projects incomplete!). I was suppose to alternate colors starting from the 1st row but in my haste, I did rows of solid colors.
And the worst part about it was I didn’t realize it until I got to here!!! Yes, it’s still pretty but it was not what I had envisioned. So I called it a night. Do you think I pulled it apart or kept going?
aww…you know me so well! I pulled. it. all. apart. Well, I can’t take full credit. I bribed the twins with some Sixlets and they helped pull them all off. I dropped dots of Elmer’s glue all over the top and adhered the sprinkles. Once you’re done, you can Shellac the whole thing! From what I’ve read, the Shellac helps the candy coating look less dull from handling it with your fingers (the natural oils will take away the shininess). Hey, whatever to make the faux cake last! It’s been almost a month and it still looks the same!
If by any chance you want it and are willing to come and pick it up, it’s yours! I really really don’t want to throw it out Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And if you are wondering if I used all 5lbs, the answer is no. I had so much left over! So each kid got one of these in their goodie bags!