Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Sugar Free Gum Cake

When your kids go to a Sugar Free School, sometimes you have to think outside the box when it comes to birthdays.  

I was willing to give up the sugar, but I wasn't willing to give up the cake!
This Sugar Free Gum Cake provided the perfect solution for celebrating our teacher's birthday last week!

It was surprisingly easy to put together.  First of all, start with two styrofoam cake rounds. (Available at Michael's.)

Buy some contrasting grosgrain ribbon and cut each piece an inch longer than the circumference of each cake. Fasten the ribbon with pearl corsage pins (also available at Michael's) at the top of each cake.  I love how the pearls give it some dressmaker detail!

You can reinforce the ribbon with a few glue dots.

Attach two glue dots to the back of each pack of gum. 
Attach the gum around the outside of the cake.

For added reinforcement, tie some more ribbon around the packs of gum.  
Add more glue dots to the ribbon to help it stay in place.

Fortunately for the kids, the teachers were willing to share their Sugar Free Gum Cake and everyone received a pack of gum to take home!


  1. Love this, Simple Girl! So will my gum-loving almost-11-year-old daughter!

  2. This is so awesome, I've never thought about making a cake like this and love it! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  3. Very cute gum cake. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned Link Party. Have a great Thanksgiving.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above