I saw this Candyland cake in a magazine a week after my daughter's 2nd birthday. I was so bummed, but determined to make it for her third. With a little convincing, and playing the game a lot, she helped me out. It was so much fun. And now a picture of her with her cake are my desktop on my work computer (I had to show it off right?)
I baked a half sheet cake using 2 boxed cake mixes and tinted 1 1/2 tubs of white frosting with Wilton "leaf" green. (I was gonna make it from scratch but then I decided to be easy on myself) I used a little of the cake mix to make 8 mini cupcakes for the castle. (extra just in case) the remaining half tub of frosting I tinted lavender because that's what princess wanted.
After frosting the sheet cake green it really only took 10-15 minutes to put the whole thing together. I traced a path with a toothpick and then princess helped me place starburst candies in alternating colors. then we used various candies and put them here and there. I made the castle using 4 mini cupcakes set next to each other with one on top. They all had purple piped frosting spires, dusted with pink sugar.
For the life of me I could not find flat lollipops anywhere and was just short of going to a local restaurant that gives them to kids when I found the mini swirly ones at the party supply store in the open stock candy. I was so excited.
It was a little sad to cut into, but since it was so easy I was alright. My daughter loved it so much. She now thinks everyone should have a Candyland birthday!
I made this Candy Land cake for my granddaughter's 2nd birthday. She had a Candy Land theme and I wanted to make something special. I got the idea partly from a cake in the Wilton 2008 book and a picture of King Kandy's castle in her Candy Land book.
I used the towers from the Wilton Castle kit. I baked two cakes in a 9x9 square angel food pan. I frosted the bottom layer and put a layer of white fondant on top then the second layer and frosted the whole cake and covered it with fondant that was tinted dark ivory.
The night before the party I made the "cone towers" with dark ivory fondant. I covered the top part of the plastic tower and then used my fondant cutter to lightly make the lines on the bottom part of the fondant to make it look like an ice cream cone.
I then put a cup cake top on the top of the "cone" and frosted it and put sprinkles and a red mini m-n-m for the "cherry". I used royal icing to attach the m-ms to the windows and door, I molded "Happy Birthday Maddy" using letter candy molds painting the red stripes and filling in with white chocolate to make it look like peppermints. I baked cupcakes in ice cream cake cones and topped with frosting and sprinkles and m-ms. I used royal icing to attach gumdrops, peppermints, etc.
It was a huge success ! She was worth all of the effort.