| Guest Post: Smash Candy Cake
excited to share this "Candy Box Smash Cake" with you! It's a
masterpiece straight from the kitchen of Shelly Jaronsky, the talented
founder of Cookies and Cups.
Posted by Shelly Jaronsky on 1/4/2012
Using products from MyCandyCrafts.com and Candy.com, Shelly created a single-serve birthday cake that would be a smash at any birthday party.
Here's why ...
Hi! Shelly from cookies and cups here!
I'm gonna share a fun birthday idea with you today that is far easier than it looks. Trust me.
Smash cakes are such a
cute idea for your little one's birthday party.
It's a little personal-sized cake for the birthday boy or girl to
basically eat with their hands and smash it all over the place.
They are mainly for the
younger crowd ... you know, those who can't eat with a fork yet ... but
I'm thinking I might want to start the trend for smash cakes for
Honestly is there anything better than your own individual cake? Fork optional? The answer here is no. Nothing better.
So here's what I did to create this Candy Box Smash Cake...
I baked a two-layer cake in a 4 1/2" square pan. You could certainly use a round cake pan as well.
the cake cooled I frosted and filled the cake with a layer of frosting.
I let the cake sit for about 30 minutes so the frosting wasn't sticky.
While the frosting was setting I rolled out my fondant. I used Satin Ice in White Buttercream, but you could use whatever color you like.
Roll fondant on a flat
surface that is liberally coated in powdered sugar, so the fondant won't
stick. I rolled the fondant out to about 1/8 inch.
wanted it a little thinker so the edges would stand up nicely.
I measured one side of the cake, so I knew the width and cut the fondant
in a square shape, with the length slightly longer than the height (by
about 1.5 inches).
cut the top a little wavy to appear like a package being opened. I
stacked the fondant and cut each side out the same, as shown below.
And as you can see from the pictures I used a pizza cutter to cut my
fondant, but if you have a fondant cutter, use that! You could even use
a paring knife.
carefully rolled the edges of the wavy top of the fondant over to look
like wrapping paper and let them sit for about 30 minutes. You don't
have to let the fondant set up, but know that it will flop over at the
top instead of holding the rolled shape.
When I felt like the fondant would stand up, I pressed each side
carefully against the side of the cake ...
all the fondant sides were attached to the cake, I wrapped a ribbon
around the cake to hold the top of the fondant together. If you haven't
let the fondant set up long enough this will help the fondant not peel
off the cake.
At this point I let the cake sit for another few hours, or even overnight before I filled it with candy.
Here's the candy I used from Candy.com, but feel free to use whatever kinds are your favorites!
carefully placed the candy on top of the cake and some hanging over the
side to look like the candy was spilling from the present.
And there you have it...
A perfect little cake for your perfect little birthday kid!
Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more Date 1/5/2012 8:42:34 AM
Cathy Date 1/5/2012 9:46:05 AM
absolutely adore this and think you are a genius! I would like one for my birthday on March 7th please and thank you! I consider birthdays holidays and you are right, why should little kids get to have all the fun??? :)
Roseann @ The Decorated Dessert, Inc. Date 1/5/2012 1:42:21 PM
LOVE it and think it would retain all its cuteness as a large cake as well! Can't wait to try one.
Kim @KimsKandyKreations Date 1/5/2012 2:31:59 PM
My birthday is next week...would you make one for me too? A candy smash cake would be PERFECT! Yum.
trisha Date 1/5/2012 2:59:57 PM
love this idea, seems quite simple for anyone to do even without much cake decorating experience! I love this candy crafts site...inspires me to think of all kinds of fun edible craft ideas!! NEAT, thanks for sharing. www.sweetology101.blogspot.com
Sandie Date 1/5/2012 3:32:13 PM
I think this is so cute. Teens would love this cake filled with their favorite candies. I love it. No kids here in my house or near me. Maybe I'll make one for my husband!! LOL