My sister’s birthday was coming up, and I knew that there was nothing more she loved than chocolate! So I copied a cake I had seen on Pintrest. I just winged the cake on my own, so if you actually look on Pintrest you may find other directions- but mine turned out better than I expected- so I included my trusty steps!
First thing I did was bake some cakes. I used two boxes of cake mix, which makes four eight inch round cakes. But I only used three of them for the cake.
I then put the cakes in the freezer for about 30 minutes. I find it’s easier to ice them when they are cold.
I iced the cakes and stacked them on top of each other, then iced the sides.
I could have stacked the cake four high, since I already had a fourth one made, but I wanted to have the KitKats sticking up over the sides to keep the candy from falling off the top.
Next, I took the KitKats and placed them along the sides of the cake. I originally thought 6 packs of KitKats would be enough, and I was wrong! So that meant another trip to the store.
I think the total of KitKats needed was 41.
Next, I took some fishing line and tied it around the KitKats to hold them in place.
Then I used some burlap ribbon to wrap around the cake. I originally wanted to make the ribbon go across the middle of the cake, but I didn’t realize it was going to be so large, so it looked better at the bottom. I hot glued the strip to itself. Be careful doing this- hot glue will melt the chocolate if you’re not careful!
Then I used Cassie’s Perfect Bow post to make the ribbon for the front and hot glued that on top of the seam of the other ribbon.
Then I started placing candy on top. I used bite size candies (Twix, snickers, 3 Muskateers) to go on top, and mini Reese’s. Be ready for lots of trash!
And there you have it! A candy filled chocolate cake! Cavities and diabetes come free!
I took the extra cake I had, iced it, and threw some extra pieces of candy on top of that. It doesn’t look as pretty but I made it for my nephews so they would not be inclined to sneak pieces of candy off the cake before I could give it to my sister!
What kind of tasty treats can you make with your favorite candies?