Make a School Supply Cake for Your Teacher

By Office Depot OfficeMax

Everybody loves cake, right? But bringing one to school to surprise your favorite teacher may not always be ideal. With food allergies and portion control and having all the right utensils on hand to feed a classroom may make it more of a burden. Office Depot has the solution. Why not bring a Supply Cake instead?

With just a few simple steps, you can treat your teacher to a cake that will last for weeks and weeks—because it’s made of much-needed school supplies, such as wipes, glue, crayons, pens and more. This gift is practical, adorable and will be appreciated!


  • 1 Pack Lysol Wipes
  • 2 Binders
  • 8 Packs Colored Pencils (12 ct)
  • 6 Packs Crayons (24 ct)
  • 4 Bottles Glue (4 oz)
  • 2 Spiral Notebooks
  • 5 Folders (2-pocket poly)
  • 48 Pens (TUL)
  • 2 Pencil Pouches
  • 2 Pom Pom Fluffs
  • 2 Pom Pom Pens
  • 2 Donut Pens
  • 3 Varied Décor Tapes
  • 1 Pack Double Sided Tape
  • 1 Rubber Band Ball

Get the materials you need all in one place!

Step 1: Build the Base

  • Stack the two binders in opposite directions to make an even platform
  • Tape the two binders together to form a stable base

Step 2: Place Clorox Wipes at Center of Base

  • Double-stick tape the bottom of the Lysol Wipes
  • Wrap the folders & notebooks around the Lysol Wipes
  • Use rubber bands to secure the folders & notebooks in place

Step 3: Add the Colored Pencils & Pens

  • Place the colored pencils around the folders & notebooks
  • Add the pens (black) after the colored pencils

Step 4: Place the Crayons & Glues

  • Add the crayons around the pens and colored pencils
  • Add the glue bottles around the bens and colored pencils

Step 5: Decorate the Top of the Cake

  • Use the pen cup holder and tape TUL colored pens around the holder
  • Place the cup holder on top of the cake
  • Place the two pouches inside the cup holder and add decorative pens

Step 6: Décor & Personalization

  • Use Décor Tape to wrap around the supply cake to hold everything in place
  • And you’re all finished!

Need a more detailed walkthrough? Watch the video on the Office Depot website!

Office Depot has been helping students and schools succeed for more than 30 years. It’s more than our job. It’s our passion. As a proud National Sponsor of the PTA, our goal is to help make this year—and every year—a success. Connect with Office Depot.

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