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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Candy Corn Cake

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.

13 comments:

Kim Hon said...

how awesome is that?

Sharon said...

YOU are an amazing mom!

Kelsey said...

That is AWESOME!! You're such a great mama!!

Chad & Bettina Crumby said...

What a unique and creative idea.. so wonderful!!

Superchikk said...

So great! You are so creative. Caedmon would absolutely d.i.e. He's obsessed with candy corn right now!

Gretchen said...

WOW! That is awesome!!!

Nel said...

That is so cool! Looks very refreshing too. WTG!
Nothing worse than a sad daughter! Give her a hug for me!
until next time... nel

Cindy said...

Ang...Can I just be one of your kids for a few days? You are such a cool mom and I sure have had a sad heart lately!!!

Kari Beth said...

I definitely need to make that! Looks so fun and yummy!

**Amy** said...

Oh my goodness! I love this! Love the twist on the rainbow cake. Now I need some candy corn cake. Love the addition of the candy corn and the icing on top! Thanks for linking up!

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

how in the world did i miss this? wow! talk about a great momma....your wee ones are lucky for so many reasons....i bet the cake was delish too.

The Frat Pack + Me said...

Wow! I absolutely love this!! Great job and you are a great Mama.

Sara Howe said...

I love this!!! I'd love if you'd stop by and link up over at my Candy Corn Recipe Round-Up