This Candy Land cake is any child’s dream, full of Candy, Candy, and more Candy!! I created this cake directly from the Candyland Game board with the goal of “everything on it is edible.”
I used Cream Cheese frosting, Icing, fondant, gum paste, nutter butters, jellybeans, gumdrops, M&Ms, licorice, lollipops, gingerbread, candycanes, icecream cones, chocolate chips, mints…and lots of edible glitter. The only things “in Candyland” not edible are the dowel rods, supports, lollipop sticks, candles, and the actual playing pieces.
I used gel/paste color to get the vibrant colors. I made the “frosting figures” several days in advance, but the actual cake took about 5 hours to frost and put together. It was well worth it when my daughter saw it with wide eyes and jaw dropped! There is so many details, it takes awhile to see it all!
We also “planted” “magic beans” (jelly beans) the night before her party that grew into 5″ swirled lollipops. Her friends got to “pick” them to take home for party favors. It was quite a site to see lollipops covering the front yard when she looked out her window the morning of her birthday party.