My best friend and I made this easy Candyland cake for my daughter's 3rd birthday. It was a hit! The kids loved being able to eat every part of it!
I used half chocolate cake and half white. Frosted it with a plain vanilla whipped frosting and had a friend airbrush the blue to green background.
For the decorations Debbie and I followed the game board as closely as possible. We used starbursts for the squares, 2 different sized gumdrops for the edge and the gumdrop pass from the game. We used kiddie ice cream cones and vanilla whipped frosting piped in them from a pastry bag, mini marshmallows, and many different sized and shaped sprinkles.
Chocolate wafers broken in half were used for the chocolate corner surrounded by chocolate whipped frosting, and chocolate sprinkles. Mini gingerbread cookies were easy to find because my daughter's birthday is in January so all the Christmas baking supplies were on sale!
The castle was the part that took the longest to make. We used powdered sugar and egg whites to make a paste, and "glued" our graham crackers together for the base, and put the large sprinkles on the sugar cones for shingles. After we let that sit overnight, Debbie frosted it with whipped strawberry and piped on some white with mini jawbreakers. I made trees using cookie frosting and large green sprinkles, and let them sit overnight also to harden. I liked the whipped frosting for everything because it doesn't seem as heavy.
The total decorating time the morning of the party was really only about an hour and a half with 2 people working on it.
For my daughter's 8th birthday, she wanted a Candyland cake. I initially thought this would be impossible, considering I am far from Betty Crocker! But, I decided to give it a try.
I bought a Betty Crocker yellow cake, and whipped cream frosting. I had a friend spray green across the top to add color for grass. For the border, I put life savers, but you can add starlight peppermints if you want to change it up.
For the top, I used candy hearts, heart lollipops, starburst for the lane and used writing gel for her name and happy birthday.
I also used small ice cream cones with frosting piped inside and put gummies on top. For the marshmallow field, I bought miniature color marshmallows. I used candy snowcaps and Resse's peanutbutter cups with chocolate frosting piped on top. I also used candy canes as well.
It turned out beautiful and all the children had a choice of their candy. It was easy and fun!
I used a 13x9 pan for this Candyland Birthday Cake. I tinted white frosting blue and pink. I outlined the top of the cake with different colored licorice. I put peppermint candies all around the sides. I made the path out of white chocolate chips, mini gummy bears, sprinkled covered chocolate candies, and gummy fruit slices.
I made a pond out of blue glitter gel and put mini goldfish on it. I used gummy coke bottles and dum dum lollipops for decoration. I used different colored sprinkles also. I made this cake for my daughters tenth birthday.
I made this cake for my youngest daughter's fifth birthday. It looks similar to the gameboard of the Candyland game. I made two 9 x 13 inch cakes and frosted them side by side. The castle is made of ice cream cones with frosting on them. There are Reeses cups with chocolate frosting on top. Also included are starbursts, candy canes, conversation hearts, chocolate rocks, Dots, and spice drops. Totally fun to make but quite time consuming. It's worth it in the end.