If you read this blog often, you might think this family goes crazy on sweets.
It's true.... in the summer we do enjoy our homemade ice cream. But much of the other sweet stuff I blog about gets sent out and about.... Matt's office, neighbors, family, various friends, or anywhere I can get rid of it!
But today's creation... it's not going anywhere. Today's creation is for my sweet Estella Dru who has a sad little heart today. (I'll explain why at a later date.) So the other day, she asked if she could make something with me. I asked her what she would like to make, and she replied, "Ummmm? How about a candy corn cake?" Ever since, I've been brainstorming how in the world I could make a candy corn cake.
Then I remembered our rainbow cake, and the answer clicked. I used the same concept as the rainbow cake, except instead of rainbow colors, I used candy corn colors. I used two packages of white cake mix, coloring three round layers orange, two yellow, and one white.
This time I made my icing instead of using store bought, and it tastes so much better. I used this recipe but added more sugar than called for.
I decorated by coloring some of the frosting and free-handing a candy corn on top, using some frosting in a ziploc bag with a hole in the corner. I finished by sticking candy corn pieces all around.
I can't wait to see that little girl's face when she gets home from school. Hopefully it will make her day a little sweeter.
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