Saturday 25 June 2011

Caker Candy Trees

With the school year soon ending, some parents may be frantically searching for that perfect teacher gift. Folks, your search ends here.

Caker Candy Trees are pretty, thoughtful and dirt cheap to make. I can't tell you how many I made for my grade school teachers over the years, but let's just say the company that manufactures those green and white striped candies owes me. Big time.

You can customize your Caker Candy Tree by using any wrapped candy you want. Go for monochromatic chic or multi-coloured spectacle. The choice is yours. And for those diabetic teachers on your list, you can always go sugar-free.

You’ll need:

- 4 or 5 inch Styrofoam ball
- 1 wine glass
- 100 wrapped candies (approx.)
- 100 bobby pins (approx.)

Place your Styrofoam ball on the wine glass and mark the line where the lip of the glass meets the ball.

Give one end of the wrapped candy a twist to make sure it's good and tight. Then thread the end through a bobby pin.

Using your drawn line as your starting point, insert the bobby pins with candies all the way up the Styrofoam ball in rows. You might need a butter knife or something with a flat surface to help push the bobby pins all the way in.

The finished tree. Is this a work of art or what?


  1. I'll tell you what is a work of art - the baseboard BEHIND the candy tree in the picture! How very pristine. Are cakers all that clean?

  2. Only the ones that live with Italians. :)