Today I’m super excited to share a DIY by Jodi Levine. I’ve been a huge fan of hers since I discovered her work years ago while she was working at Martha Stewart. This project is inspired by her new book Candy Aisle Crafts which comes out August 26. It’s about crafts you can make from the candy aisle and it’s genius. I preordered it last month (you can too by clicking here!) I’ve seen a sneak peek of the book and it is AMAZING. I’m thrilled to say that we’ll be giving away copies for 2 Oh Happy Day readers! Just click through below for all the contest details and to see the instructions for these brilliant little Cookie Cakes.
Cookie Cakes DIY by Jodi Levine
Teeny-tiny mini layer cakes made out of store-bought cookies are a pretty treat or a fun activity for a child’s tea party. I loved playing “store” as a kid and was crazy about anything miniature (still am!) and would have loved making fancy little cookie cakes for a pretend bakery!
Set yourself–or the kids–up with a pastry bag fitted with a star tip. You can really use any icing tip (or even a resealable sandwich bag with the bottom corner snipped off) but the star tip makes it look extra fancy! Set out small bowls or ramekins of regular sprinkles, shaped sprinkles (like hearts), red hots, alphabet cereal (the square vanilla cake has an alphabet cereal B on top), or anything you’d like. Pipe dots in a circle around the top edge of the cookie and top with another cookie. Keep adding layers until the cake is the height that you want. Adhere sprinkles or candy decorations to the top with dots of frosting.
Serve on top of mini cake stands. The homemade mini cake stands pictured here are upside-down cupcake papers, some with a trimmed-down cupcake paper glued on top. The white stand in the center is made from a small paper plate (trimmed smaller with scalloped scissors) glued onto an upside-down nut cup.
And here’s how to win a copy of Candy Aisle Crafts for yourself:
(Giveaway is now CLOSED. Our winner will be contacted via email. Thanks!)
1) Visit Jodi’s site to read more about Candy Aisle Crafts.
2) Comment below on why you’d like to add this book to your collection!
The giveaway ends on 8/22 when the winner will be chosen at random.
Photos by Amy Gropp Forbes