Do you have a celebration coming up that you need a cake for? This is the easiest 4 tier birthday cake you will ever make, and makes a great focal point at any celebration! Today I’ve teamed up with FloraCraft to show you how to create this fun and colorful no bake candy birthday cake!

No Bake Candy Cake

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When I received my cake form for this project I had lots of ideas swirling around in my head. I had a teacher appreciation idea, a Father’s Day gift, Mother’s Day centerpiece and in the end my kids idea to make a candy cake won. I often turn to my kids for advice and thoughts on projects and I should have know that they would have been over the moon excited about the potential opportunity for lots and lots of candy in their future. One of our friends is celebrating their birthday with an 80’s themed birthday party at the skating rink later this week, so I volunteered to bring this fun cake for the party table centerpiece. Not only will it look great it doubles as a self serve candy station the kids can grab their favorite treats from as well.

Colorful Candy Cake

What You Will Need:

  • FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Cake Forms
  • Multi-surface Glue Dots
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • 1 package of Nerds candy
  • 1 package of Laffy Taffy candy
  • 20 packages of Pop Rocks
  • 1 package of candy buttons
  • Salt water taffy
  • Sugar candy sticks
  • Carnival lollipops
  • Large gumballs

Floracraft Cake Form

Glue Dots


Step 1:

Start with the largest 10″ FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Cake Form, this is my favorite type of product for this project, and begin attaching the Pop Rocks to the cake form with the multi-surface glue dots. The Pop Rocks will form the base layer of your candy cake. Set this layer aside until the very end, it will make it easier to work on the other layers.

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Pop Rocks

Step 2:

For your next layer you will need the 9″ FloraCraft® Styrofoam® Cake Form. This layer will feature the candy buttons and gumballs. I used the glue dots to attach the candy buttons to the cake form. However, I used hot glue to attach the gumballs to the top edge of the cake form. This is the only part of the candy cake that won’t be edible. In hindsight I could have probably used melted chocolate so that everything would have been edible, oh well maybe next time.

Candy Buttons and Gumballs

Step 3:

Now it’s time to add the 3rd layer of your cake. For this layer I used the Laffy Taffy candy and Nerds. I slipped the bottom part of the Laffy Taffy wrapper down in between the gumballs and attached it to the cake form. Once I had all those in place I added the Nerds candy boxes.

Laffy Taffy and Glue Dots

Laffy Taffy Gumball Layer

Step 4:

Cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit on top of the 3rd layer. Note, that you will want to trace the outline of of your 7″ and 11″ cake form prior to adding the candy. It will be easier, trust me…I may know from experience.

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Scrapbook Paper on Cake

Step 5:

For your final layer cover a 5″ cake form with the candy button paper. Create a “cake topper” with a variety of candy. I used colorful carnival lollipops, salt water taffy, chocolate coins, gumballs and sugar candy sticks.

80s Candy Cake

Step 6:

For your final step you will carefully transfer the 3 candy cake tiers to the top of the large base. I used a few of the glue dots to help keep each of my layers in place. Fill in the space between the Pop Rocks and the 2nd candy button base with salt water taffy.

Candy Cake Close Up

Step back and enjoy your super sweet no bake candy birthday cake. This fun cake would be perfect for a sweet shop themed birthday, a carnival party, an 80’s skate party or for an ordinary birthday that you want to make extraordinary! This was a super easy “cake” to make too, it took me less than 20 minutes to put it all together. I’d love to hear what you think, would you make this no bake candy birthday cake for one of your celebrations?

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