This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine
I am so excited to be participating in #HalloweenTreatsWeek this week! As you all know, Halloween is one of my absolute favorite holidays. I love dressing up at home and at school, seeing all the kids in costume, passing out candy, and making a ton of Halloween treats. Last year was super fun because J was old enough to go around to a few houses in the neighborhood and this year he will be extra excited to get the candy.
I wanted to start off the week with a bang so I’m sharing this incredible Candy Corn Layer Cake. It turned out so much better than I had even hoped! The cake is dense but delicious and it’s super fun since it’s colored and stacked like candy corn. The frosting is your basic buttercream except for a few hints of Wilton Orange Creme Decorating Icing.
So let’s talk about the actual cake. I flavored it with Adams Best Twice as Strong Vanilla because it really brings out the vanilla flavor. Then I colored the cakes with white, orange, and yellow gel food coloring. I simply put them in the oven, baked them, and let them cool. Next came the frosting which was also fun to make. I made a basic vanilla buttercream again using Adas Best Twice as Strong Vanilla and using Dixie Crystals Powdered Sugar. I kept half of the frosting white then colored a quarter yellow and a quarter orange.
When stacking the layers I had a fun thought that if the frosting was also candy corn colored it would be awesome. So what I did was pipe yellow frosting around the edge, then I used the Wilton Orange Creme decorating frosting which came with it’s own tip to pipe a second layer of frosting inside the first. This gave it additional color and it added some orange flavor to the cake. Then I filled in the rest with the white frosting and stacked the cakes.
Next I worked on the sides of the cake. I put the colored buttercream in Wilton All-In-One Disposable Decorating Bags with tips. I freaking love these bags. They are seriously my new favorite thing. The disposable tips are already in the bags so all you have to do is fill them. When you are done you pitch them. No mess, no fuss, no washing of bags or tips. It’s so awesome. Anyhow, I piped yellow frosting around the lower third of the cake, orange frosting around the middle, and white frosting at the top. Then I used a bench scraper to smooth and blend the colors. It’s such an awesome technique that I’ve been seeing on many of the baking shows these days.
Then I simply put white frosting all over the top and instead of worrying about decorating the top I simply dumped a 2 ounce bag of fun Halloween sprinkles on top! Then I dip alternating swirls of color as a border, stuck some candy corn in the swirls, and I had an awesome cake! I was pretty proud of myself for how cool it looked. Little did I know that when I cut into the cake it would look even better!
I was very excited about this cake but also a little concerned with the weight of it. I actually took it to my basement to weigh it and found that in total it weighed 6 and a half pounds! Thankfully we found a few friends to share the cake with and they raved about how good it was. I’ll be honest, I thought the buttercream was spot on and the cake itself had a nice vanilla flavor that paired well with the frosting. The hint of orange creme was just an added bonus.
So if you are looking for a cake that isn’t too hard to make but will totally wow your friends give this Candy Corn Layer Cake a try! You’ll be thanking me later!
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“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”