Happy Halloween, friends! Does everyone have their candy and costumes ready? I guess I should start by saying no candy corn were harmed in the making of this cake! This is simply a candy corn inspired layer cake that I just had to share with you!
When I started working on this cake yesterday, my goal was to create a pretty Halloween cake for a party. You guys know I’m all about the buttercream, so I thought the candy corn effect could look really cool. I love projects like this because you never really know exactly how it’s going to turn out.
Armed with buttercream and a piping bag, I got to work and I’m quite happy with it. If any of you would like to try this technique at home I have a few tips. The first is you want to use a 3 layer cake because you’re going to need height. The second is you want to use a good buttercream. When I say good buttercream, I mean the real stuff. Italian meringue or Swiss meringue – use what you’re comfortable with. Last, use a big star tip for the effect. The best thing you can do is test out a few different sizes to see what you like best.
I posted a photo on instagram yesterday when the cake was just starting to take shape and I think it’s a good guide if you’re going to give this a whirl. You can see in that photo how I overlap the layers to create more dimension. This cake has a lot of buttercream and I love how it looks so lush and festive!
I hope you all have a fun Halloween and a fantastic weekend! Thanks so much to everyone who has already made the caramel apples. I’m thrilled you guys are enjoying them! I’ll see you next week with some new desserts!