I am just beginning to make cakes for fun. I searched the net for ideas and came across this GREAT web-site and got a lot of ideas and put some of them together for my Candlyland Cake. The most stress came from learning how to put together a gingerbread house to put on top of the cake.
I used a pt. size Yahoo milk carton for my frame and "glued" it together with Royal icing. I used graham crackers. This needs to be made in advance. From that point it was fun, really liked "Gloppy" using Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and chocolate icing. I used starburst for the road (it was hard finding blue, but I finally found it at CVS, they are sour).
I will definitely use this web-site again. My next birthday cake will be for my daughter who will be 30.
I made this Candyland cake for my daughter's 7th birthday because she loves candy! I tried to follow the original game board as close as I could. It was Spring so I couldn't find candy canes so I used peppermint candy sticks instead.
This cake is about 10 X 16 inches but it was still hard to fit everything on. The colored squares are made of fondant. The castle is made of ice cream cone cupcakes. Grandma Nut's house is made of peanut brittle and the molasses monster is made of fondant. I ran into some trouble with the castle because the cones kept falling over. I had to carve a hole into the cake for the cones to fit into and that helped.
I got a lot of positive reactions to this cake, especially from my daughter and her friends.
I saw several coolest Candyland birthday cakes on here and I was so inspired to make one for my daughter's 5th birthday. She loves the game and though I'm definitely not a cake decorator it means a lot to me to make all of her birthday cakes.
I combined the pictures I saw on here and kept my eye out for candy on sale and clearance and all and just began to collect it and drew pictures of what I wanted. I'm pretty pleased with the results. Some parts are a bit messy but the main wow parts like the castle and chocolate blob and the snow queen I'm quite happy with and she loves it.
Now transporting it to the birthday location is what I'm really nervous about!
by Jeannie Musumeci
(So. Bound Brook, New Jersey, USA )
My daughter has a Dora the Explorer Candyland game which is where this idea for a Candyland cake came from. It was very simple to make.
I have a half of sheet cake pan which uses 3 boxes of cake mix. I made one layer of cake, used store bought white icing (6 big ones)and "air brushed" the colors on the cake with color mist.
After that I just went crazy with the candy. I used color mist for marshmallows. I put icing in the small ice-cream cones and bought different colored lollipops and used licorice to stick them in the cake. I bought tall candles which I put on the end of the cake for the winner which of course was the birthday girl!
I made this Candyland birthday cake for a friend. Her daughter was turning 4 and wanted a Candyland birthday party.
The cake was a half of a sheet white cake with buttercream frosting. I used candy canes, starburst, suckers, marshmallows, peppermints, spice drops, ice cream cones, candy hearts, smarties, Recees's cups, and a tootsie roll for the "start" piece. I also used a color spray to get the frosting green and blue in parts.
This cake was fun to put together and I think the birthday girl loved it!