My 3-yr-old son loves M&Ms and that’s the cake he wanted for his birthday. I got the idea from the other M&M character cake on this site submitted by Paula S. My cake turned out a bit flaky and it wasn’t sturdy enough to stand up, so I created a support out of folded cardboard covered with foil and it leaned back instead.

I used stacked 9″ round cakes, iced then covered w/piped stars. I used M&Ms for the eyes, mouth and M but if I did it again I’d probably use icing. Due to time constraints I went with Mr Potato Head arms and feet. Mini M&Ms covered the cake board.

It definitely wasn’t flawless, but my son loved it.