Last weekend, we celebrated the 5th birthday of my friends' daughter, Sadie. Her party had a Candyland theme. The kids got a little wacky, naturally. But it was loads of fun. I was asked to make the cake. I was inspired by a cake I had seen online. Rather than making a stacked cake, I decided to make three smaller cakes (much easier to cut when there are a bunch of impatient 4-5 year olds begging for cake). Two of the cakes were chocolate with chocolate cream cheese frosting. The other was a vanilla cake with buttercream frosting. All were covered with fondant that I had purchased at Michael's; the Duff brand. I have never loved fondant, but I have to say that their product is pretty darn good.
The inspiration cake. Isn't it magnificent?
Three cakes, sugar buzz!
We bought a ton of candy and I just went for it. I did make several drawings of what I wanted to do but when I rolled my sleeves up and got busy, I sort of tweaked things a bit.
The pink cake was chocolate. I left the lollipops wrapped, just to control the sticky.
The big problem I had by not stacking the cakes, was that I wasn't sure how to adorn the tops. I had a few leftover candy buttons and used them to spell out Sadie's name. I am still on the fence about whether this was effective or not. It worked. But I may have chosen something else if I had it to do over again.