Oh, my goodness! I love my UPS guy most of the time, but I really really loved him this week. The day he delivered my Sweetworks package, Fabgrandpa came into the bedroom, where I was still snoozing, and woke me up to say “I think someone sent you a box of bricks.” It turned out to be 21 pounds of candy! Now, if you are like me, you get excited over candy, even in small amounts. And if that candy includes chocolate, well, then the excitement level only escalates in direct proportion to the amount of chocolate included.
So, because I know that Fabgrandpa and I couldn’t possibly eat all that candy, I decided to give most of it away. So, I started counting out how many children I could make happy that day. There were my 6 grandchildren: Parker, Spencer, Amelia, Owen, Sarah, and Michael. My nieces children: Stella, Kyleigh, Brodie, and Kathryn. And my neighbor’s children: Abi, Brady, Timmy, and Gracie. I threw in a bag for my sister as well, because it is her “birthday month”, and got to divvie-ing up all the candy. I wound up with 15 quart zip lock bags of Sweetworks Candies, including Sixlets; Gumballs; and Foil Wrapped Chocolates.
After I got all the candy counted out (yes, equal numbers in every bag because the Candy Fairy KNOWS that kids will argue if there is even 1 more nut in the bag the other kid got), I still had tons of candy left. What to do? Well, make a cake, of course!
This cake was so easy to do! Just use your favorite brand of cake mix, and prepare it according to package directions. (If you use Betty Crocker Gluten Free Cake Mix, you will need two boxes of mix if you want a two layer cake.) Use two tubs of your favorite ready to use white frosting, and generously frost the cake. After you spread on the white frosting, use 10 packets of red Sixlets, and 10 packets of blue Sixlets to make rings around the bottom of the cake. Then, Sprinkle one package of Star shaped candies on the top. Easy! And you have a cake for your 4th of July celebration! Or, use your imagination and any combination of Sweetworks Red, White, and Blue candies to make your own version of a sparkling cake.
You can buy Sweetworks Candy at their online store, or check here to find a retail store that carries them. To get your imagination going, Sweetworks is giving away $1250 worth of candy! Yes, 25 bloggers (I’m one of them) are each giving away $50 worth of Sweetworks Candy. Here is a sample listing of what your winning package could contain:
- Item Description Qty Value
- Royal Blue Sixlets 14oz Stand-Up Bag 1 $ 5.00
- Shimmer White Sixlets 14oz Stand-Up Bag 1 $ 5.00
- Royal Blue Gumballs 14oz Stand-Up Bag 1 $ 5.00
- Red Gumballs 14oz Stand-Up Bag 1 $ 5.00
- Red & White Peppermint Crumble Jar 1 $ 3.00
- Blue & White Vanilla Crumble Jar 1 $ 3.00
- Red, White, Blue Sixlets Small Peg Bags 2 $ 2.00
- Red, White, Blue Pearls Small Peg Bags 2 $ 2.00
- Red, White, Blue Stars Sweet Shapes 2 $ 2.00
- Red Foiled Milk Chocolate Hearts 1/2 lb $ 6.00
- Royal Blue Foiled Milk Chocolate Balls 1/2 lb $ 6.00
- White Foiled Milk Chocolate Balls 1/2 lb $ 6.00
- Total Package Value $50.00
- Sweetworks could decide to make substitutions, but the total value of each giveaway will remain $50.
Use the Giveaway Tools form to enter the giveaway here at Fabgrandma. You can also enter the 24 other giveaways! That gives you lots of chances to win. Scroll past the Giveaway Tools entry form to find the linky with all the giveaways!