Monday, October 10, 2011

Candy cake!

Hey guys!  I'm so sorry that I've been neglecting bloggy as of late.  Things got CRAZY busy at work and in my personal life ever since getting engaged.  I've been going crazy trying to find a venue!  Hopefully next week i'll be sharing some good news about THE venue!  then i can start doing wedding posts too :)

In the mean time, here's a cake tutorial i worked on over the weekend.  Nine out of ten times, if you see a young girl themed cake its usually for my best little buddy Tiffany.  I've been making her birthday cakes since she was born :)  I re-arranged my trip to see THE venue in person just so i could be in town for her birthday.  


The party had one main theme: CANDY!  I was pretty excited about it bc i've been wanting to make this kit kat cake ever since i saw it....mainly because its so easy!!  it requires no skill at all, and seeing as most of my cakes are tedious, i'm all about less work when given the chance.  this post starts off the same way all of the cake posts do:  bake and ice the cake

 

 If you're doing 2 tiers like i am, you can add fondant if you'd like and stack them

 dont fondant the kit kat cake WAY easier that way (for my cake i needed 5.5 packs of king size kit kats).  Basically break them up and surround the edges with kit kats....super easy! 

once you've completed that step, you'll notice that the kit kats rise above the cake and make the perfect little "bowl."  fill it with m&ms or any candy you want

 i used pink purple and green candies and decided to add some decorative ribbon

ordinarily my cakes are pretty simple, never too busy.....BUT this was an opportunity to go over the top so i added some zebra stripes since tiffany has a funky little style going on, she's a little fashionista....and if that wanst enough, i also stuck lollipops in there.  i'm sure you can guess what the kids thought about this cake.....they went crazy for it :)  Here's how it turned out:


 i forgot to take pictures of the zebra process but basically just cut elongated shapes and add them vertically at different levels.  The kit kat cake is reaaaaaaaaaaally easy and super beginner level.  you guys should try it!  if you have kids they will go nuts :)

Let me know what you think and link back to your blog so i can go visit <3
 

13 comments:

  1. Wow, that's gorgeous! She looks pretty happy with that fab cake!

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  2. Besty Johnson meet Candyland :)

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  3. This is so cute! Good luck finding your venue! Hope all goes well!

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  4. That looks great!!! Love the zebra on the bottom! Stopping by from Hope Studios link up!

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  5. OMG!! This is gorgeous!! What amazing work!!!
    Found you on a link party!
    http://thetaylorhouse-chrissy.blogspot.com/

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  6. oh how fun. that really doesn't look too difficult.

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  7. candy AND cake! What a dream! So much fun!

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  8. Adorable cake! Love the candy decor:D I'm sure it was a big hit with the kiddies!

    And thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to leave a sweet comment for my elephant & diamonds cake! And thanks for the pin!

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  9. Jaclyn, what a great site you have here! You are sooo creative!! I am now happily following you via the Welcome Wednesday blog hop. I hope you will follow me, too!

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  10. What a fantastic cake! I love that you included the lollipops! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites last week! I'm adding this to pinterest for you!

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  11. You've been featured on Thrifty 101! Thanks for linking up, stop by and grab an "I was featured" button. Hope to see you again this week!
    Michelle
    www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  12. I featured your post today at the Crazy Cute Link Party! :D

    www.betweenuandme.com

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  13. This cake is amazing!!! Just found your site on a linky party. fab!
    www.craftingrebellion.com

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let me know what you think :)