Here is the tutorial for the back to school pencil cake: You’ll need two styrofoam cake rounds, a few inches smaller in diameter than your cake stand.
1. Using tacky glue, glue the two cake rounds together and let dry.
2. Put two file size rubber bands around the styrofoam cake. Carefully slide pencils under the rubber bands until the entire styrofoam cake round is covered.
3. Add loose rubber bands on top of the cake for frosting.
4. To create the pencil candles, push red pencils with yellow eraser caps into the foam top.
Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat.