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How to Decorate a Cake with Candy

Learn how to decorate a cake with candy from professional pastry chef Katie Rosenhouse in this Howcast cake decorating video.


Hi, I'm Katie, and today I'm going to show you how to decorate a cake with candy.

This is just a fun job for anyone. All I've done is I've put a base layer of butter cream over my cake, and you can see just for kind of whimsy I made a big swirl all around the top of it. I just love that. But as long as your cake is covered with butter cream you're ready to go.

And this is actually a great job for the kids. They can come in. They can choose whatever candy they like. They can put it all over. I, personally, love to either do a little border of maybe colorful little round candies, or I'll come in and kind of do big fun polka dots. All over your cake are really fun. Oh, I just knocked one on the ground. You can really have a lot of fun with this and kind of go to town. Let's add a few more. Really fun.

When you get to the top of the cake this is kind of the time you can play around. You can do a big bundle of candy right in the middle, and I love these. You can either do little licorice or these cute little candies with the colors inside. I love this pattern. Really fun.

And, again, the goal here is not to be perfect. It's to really have fun with your kids and throw candy all over the cake and just have a really good time. So I'm just kind of making sure I keep it right in the middle and continue the themes that I've already, just kind of sprinkle right over with some polka dots sticking out. Very cute, and a fun way to top it off by sticking in some lollipops. Really fun.

But, again, go as crazy as you want to go. Have them put candy all up the sides. This is where the creativity can shine. So have a great time and decorate your cakes with candy.

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