Candy Land Cake Recipe
- 2 packages cake mix of your choice (regular size)
- Vanilla and chocolate frosting
- Green mist food color spray, optional
- Assorted decorations: Starburst candies, red Fruit Roll-Up, red coarse sugar, Dots, regular and miniature peanut butter cups, chocolate jimmies, large and small gumdrops, Dum Dum Pops, miniature candy canes, clear and blue rock candy, cake and waffle ice cream cones, multicolored sprinkles, green colored sugar, miniature marshmallows, round peppermints and conversation hearts
- 1. Line two 13x9-in. baking pans with waxed paper and grease the paper. Prepare cake batter; pour into prepared pans. Bake according to package directions. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely; remove waxed paper.
- 2. Level tops of cakes; place side by side on a covered board. Frost top and sides of cake with vanilla frosting; mist with food color spray if desired.
- 3. With Candy Land game board as your guide, form a path using Starburst candies. With vanilla frosting, pipe "Happy Birthday" on candies. With chocolate frosting, make an arrow; pipe "Start" on the arrow with vanilla frosting.
- 4. For the Mountain/Gumdrop pass, use a red Fruit Roll-Up, red coarse sugar and Dots.
- 5. For forests, add peanut butter cups topped with piped chocolate frosting, chocolate jimmies, gumdrops, Dum Dum Pops, candy canes and rock candy.
- 6. For castle, pipe vanilla frosting into ice cream cones. Garnish with Dots and sprinkles.
- 7. Between the pathways, add green colored sugar, sprinkles, miniature marshmallows, peppermints and conversation hearts. Pipe additional frosting to fill in spaces; top with sprinkles.
- 8. Pipe vanilla frosting around base of cake; place peppermints around top edge of cake. Yield: 30-40 servings.
Editor's Note: This cake is best eaten the day it's prepared. Do not refrigerate.
Reviews for Candy Land Cake
"Made this for my daughter's 11th bday(she looooves candy). She couldn't wait to eat it. Had tons of compliments!"
"I made this for my brother and they loved it"
"This cake looks amazing! It is so fun to put together. I made it for my son's 6th birthday. I couldn't find blue rock candy, so I used clear at the top with the ice cream cones and instead of rocky candy with the candy canes, I used snow flake sprinkles, white sparkling sugar and finely crushed candy canes. I also used Sno-Caps above the "start" arrow interspersed with birthday candles."
"This was easier to make than I anticipated, and the Birthday boy still says that this was his favorite cake ever!"
"It's hard to decide which piece to take- You'll get sugar shock from all of it! HUGE hit. :)Thanks for the awesome idea!"
"fun and easy to do, a huge hit with the kids. the more candy the better"
"I made this for a Candyland themed combination party for my son and daughter age 3 and 7. I used colored sugar instead of food color spray and Hershey's Kisses instead of peanut butter cups due to a peanut allergy. It was a huge hit and so fun to make. Thanks for the great idea!"
"I made this cake for my daughter's 5 birthday. I did home-made cake and frosting. It turned out wonderful! The only thing I did different was instead of using food color spray, I used colored sugar and sprinkled it all over the bare parts and it made it taste much better too! Had a hard time finding candy canes in summer time so I did without."
"Hi! It's in the Aug/Sep 2007 issue. There is a picture of the original version as well. I like them both, and will incorporate my own ideas into the one I will make for my son's 5th birthday in April! I think it will be really fun and not too stressful, such as last year's double layer cake I made shaped like Mickey Mouse head with all his featues plus a hat! It came out cute but I thought I would have to stab myself with the frosting knife before I was done. This at least is a sheet cake to build on top of. I'm going to start collecting (and eating!) various, interesting and pretty candies now."
"Can any one tell me what issue of Taste of home this recipe was in, I would like to see the picture in the magazine and I can't figure out what edition it was in. Thanks"
"I have made this cake twice and my 6 yo daughter loves to show it off!"
"This is a wonderful recipies for my kids."