Candy Cake

I’ve been waiting for the opportunity to make this cake for about a month now.  I wanted to make it for my birthday, but that didn’t work out.  I finally got a chance to make it for our friends Michelle and Kevin’s birthdays, since we threw a small party for them at our home. 

I don’t know who to credit the recipe for this cake for, because I’ve probably seen it on about a dozen blogs in the last month.  So for credit issues, I will simply say “the internet.”

Candy Cake

Ingredients:

1 box cake mix of your preference, bake as instructed with two 9-inch round pans.

1 tub chocolate icing

10 packages Kit-Kat Bars

1 large package M&M candy

Method:

After you bake the cake as directed on the package, allow to cool completely.  Make sure they’re complely level, trimming the top if necessary.  Ice between the two layers and on the top and sides with the chocolate icing.  Separate the Kit-Kat bars and place vertically all round the cake, using the icing as “glue.”  Once done with that, gently tie a ribbon around it to help keep it together.  Gently pour M&M candies in the middle “bowl” and use as a centerpiece till ready to cut!

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The Verdict:  This was actually very simple to make.  It just costs a bit since you have to buy so much candy!  But it’s very pretty and would be great for a work function or something.  I was concerned about what would happen when it was time to cut it, but it really was easy.  I simply would first place three Kit-Kats on the plate, then cut the slice that that was in that spot.  I didn’t pour a ton of M&M’s on, just enough to cover the icing, so they didn’t spill out or anything.  Cutting it this way also helped to ensure even slices.  I will definitely be making this again for someone else’s birthday!

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