Favorite Treats Birthday Cake

I’m a slacker at time. Just ask my family. I decided to make my brother-in-law a gift for his birthday LAST YEAR and finally just finished it a few weeks ago. Pretty pathetic, right? I bought all the stuff back in November and ended up having to re-buy most of it so that it was “fresh.” LOL. I guess it’s better than not getting it done at all, but still. Pretty bad that it would take about 6 months to do.

Any who, the idea came from HERE. I saw it via Pinterest and knew it would be a quick and easy gift that any receiver would love. I mean, it’s made out of the person’s favorite soda/drinks and candy. What’s not to love about that? In this case, my BIL loves Squirt, Dr. Pepper and Almond Joys so that’s what I got to make the cake. Fortunately, it didn’t take long to make (which makes me wonder again why it took so long to do). Perhaps it was because I was preggo and getting ready to move out of state. Excuses, excuses – I know! 😉

Favorite Treats Birthday Cake - made of soda and candy. LOVE it!

Here is what you’ll need to make it this Favorite Treats Birthday Cake:


– regular size cans of soda

– skinny size cans of soda

– 1/2 liter bottle of soda

– mini candy bars

– twine/jute/ribbon

– candle

– stand (or sturdy plate/board to place cake on)


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1. Gather your supplies.

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2. Begin by putting your 1/2 liter bottle of soda on your stand. Surround with the regular size soda cans. I used 7. Tie cans with jute/twine.

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3. Add your second layer with your skinny cans of soda. Tie around.

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4. Place candies around the top of your 1/2 liter of soda.

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5. Tie together.

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6. From there I hot glued a candle on top.

EASY, right?!

I must warn – this is a little heavy, but as mentioned… if you have a friend or family member who loves soda, then they’ll love this gift!

Favorite Treats Birthday Cake made from pop and candy! { lilluna.com }

This would also work as a party centerpiece too!

Gotta love inexpensive and quick gift ideas. :)


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  1. 1

    What a great idea!! I was already thinking of the possibiilities!! Thanks so much for the awesome idea!! Love it!!

    By the way, welcome to Texas!!

  2. 2

    Such a cute gift idea – especially if you have difficult teenage siblings :) Thanks so much for sharing Krystin! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend
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