Coolest Candyland Cake

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!

4 thoughts on “Coolest Candyland Cake”

  1. I have to tell you that I have been looking at this picture for weeks now.I, too am making a candyland cake in two days for my daughters 5th b-day.I’m nervous about it because I want it to look just like my vision which might be a bit ambitious.I am using several of your ideas here.Wish me luck!!

  2. I’m making a Candyland cake for my 2 girls b-day party Sunday and although yours in nice and whatnot, the one I am doing looks more like the game

  3. Your cake is beautiful. The comment before mine was ridiculous. Your cake looks like the game board and you have every reason to be proud of it. I love it.

  4. I love this. I want to make a Candyland cake for my kids, no birthdays coming up, but they are totally crazy about the game and I know it will blow them away. Of all the Candyland cakes on this site I think yours looks like the best one to mimic to get the point of the game across while not going too over the top (there will only be 4 of us to eat it!) Thanks for the inspiration.

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