I find inspiration everywhere. I regularly ask my daughters for their opinion in the kitchen. They have great taste and fantastic imaginations. I also get a little help from my friends. So how many people does it take to bake a Candy Land Cake for a 2nd Birthday Party? A lot.
After viewing many candy laden cakes, I found a great tutorial for a Polka Dot Cake from the author of Easy Baked. It was love at first sight. I adore polka dots anyway but I truly believe they are add charm to a 2 year old’s Candy Land Cake.
With the cake itself designed, there still remained the tiny matter of flavor. Enter the big sisters.
Both 5 year old Ava and 3 year old Sophie agreed the cake should taste like cherries. That’s when I remembered a fantastic recipe I found years ago from Better Homes and Gardens. Their chocolate layer cake was topped with a mouth watering cherry frosting. (It will double as a fruit dip too!) I have added the recipe to the bottom of this post.
The frosting is extremely soft. I tussled the frosting up a bit with a flat spatula to give it a casual look. Why fight it?
A friend forwarded a photo from Parent’s Magazine for decoration inspiration. Shane, my husband and The Spice had an idea of his own. He went to work and this is what he came up with.
I served egg free cupcakes for our allergy sensitive friends.
Borrowing ideas from here there and everywhere we came up with this charming Candy Land Cake. I wish I could take credit for the creativity here. I was just the forewoman for this creation.
So how many people did it take to make a Candy Land Cake? 9. 5 Hehirs, 3 web sites and a friend.
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- 8 ounce carton sour cream
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
- In a chilled large mixing bowl combine powdered sugar, sour cream, whipping cream, and cherry juice. Beat with the chilled beaters of an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 3 to 5 minutes or until fluffy.
- Frosting will be soft. Not recommended for piping or decorative purposes.