This cake is completely inspired by candy corn. But not the regular candy corn, Brach’s Indian Corn.
Have you seen this type of candy corn? With the chocolate on the bottom? I found it to be the perfect cake inspiration! (picture below)
But I went wrong on this cake. I was in a hurry. A BIG hurry. I needed to have this cake done and be out the door in 57 minutes.
So I used all box mixes (which is fine with me!) and canned frosting (horrible mistake).
Something happened. I sampled the canned frosting and thought it tasted like cardboard. Even the chocolate. They were all just awful. I wouldnt feel comfortable serving this cake to anyone. Is it just me? I used to not mind them at all! (To be fair, I stuck to one brand. It could have just been that brand.)
I am a huge proponent of supporting peoples choices in baking… if you want to use canned frosting I would never bat an eye. Heck, I would support and encourage you for choosing to bake!
But for me, I think this was my very last time.
And also, I didnt do a pictorial tutorial frosting the cake because I was planning on doing a video tutorial but then something came up and I didnt. I think I have developed a really, really easy method of this type of graduated layer decorating, and cant wait to share! Seriously, even my kids can do this with great success!
So please be patient with me. That video is on the top of my to-do list, I promise! Well, right after homeschooling. And finishing my book. And laundry. But its up there!
In my instructions for preparing this cake I ended with, “Decorate as you wish.” Um, lame! But since I cannot possibly leave you hanging completely, I will share this link with you. Sweetapolita has a great video on how she does this style of decorating. Her method (while very different from mine) is flawless perfection. She is a master!
If you like this cake you will love my new book Surprise-Inside Cakes! (especially the Ombre Cake I share in the book!)