I was having a hard time deciding what to do for my daughter's 7th birthday party when a friend of mine suggested we do a Candyland Theme. I found all of the birthday plates, cups, etc on BirthdayExpress.com really cute by the way.
Anyways I usually buy her cake from like Walmart or the local grocery store bakery but my friend found some awesome pictures online of a Candy Land theme cake. We basically copied off of some pictures but I am so much happier how ours turned out!
First we had Strawberry cake mix, 2 boxes. My friend made the icing from a delicious wedding cake recipe ( can't tell you its a secret! ) then we added green sprinkles for the grass, starbursts, Reese cups for the chocolate forest, ice cream cones, dots, gum drops, dum dums, candy canes, teddy grams, marshmallows, twizzlers, basically the entire candy store. But the ending result was AMAZING, look for yourself!
Everything on this Candyland Cake Design is edible (except the toothpicks holding the little flags). This is a half sheet yellow cake with banana filling, frosted in buttercream icing. I used fondant icing the day before to cut out the colored path, gingerbread men, the gingerbread colored game pieces, candy canes and the CANDYLAND wording on the side of the cake all edible and made of fondant icing.
I airbrushed the green color below for the grass, piped in the snow, used graham crackers to put together Gramma Nut's house, Iced and made the roof out with smarties, used a regular cone and 2 sugar cones for the castle and piped the tops with buttercream icing. The rest was decorated with Sixlets, Dots, DumDum pops, Tootsie Pops, gumballs, perpermints, and cinnamon hots.
This was a fun cake to make but time consuming. It was such a hit!
We made the Candyland Birthday Cake in a jelly roll pan. We used 1 cake mix, but it really works better with 1 1/2 - 2 cake mixes. Frost the cake as desired. Pull-apart licorice was used to line the Candyland path. M&M’s were placed, in a repeating pattern within the licorice. My daughter was into Dora at the time, so we used Dora characters from a toy as decorations.
The lollipops were trees. Tootsie rolls were the bridges. My 4 year-old daughter and her father actually did the decorating. We just used what was on hand, but you could be creative on the other items to display.
I made this Candyland Cake Design for my daughter's 4th birthday. I used gumdrop and mints for the border. 1/3 of the cake I iced in blue, and the rest in green. I used Starburst for the path. M&M's and green sprinkles for the "gingerbread tree" area, peppermint sticks and crushed peppermints for Mr. Mint's area, different sized peanut butter cups topped with chocolate icing and brown M&M's for the Gloppy area. Mini marshmallow for Princess Frostine's area. Suckers for Lolly, and some multi-colored licorice to represent Lord Licorice.
I made a castle-like structure using pink and green ice cream cones, and regular sugar cones.
My daughter and her friends loved my homemade Candyland birthday cake.
I placed one chocolate and one yellow sheet cake side by side and coated it all over with vanilla frosting. I placed the ice cream cones, representing the castle, on the cake first and then laid out the trail using starbursts. Regular and small peanut butter cups, with frosting piped on top, were used for the chocolate forest.
To complete the cake decoration, I used jolly ranchers, frosting, gum drops, mini marshmallows, gummy hearts and stars, colorful fruit licorice, chocolate almond pirouette cookies and colored sugar sprinkles.