Hello, everyone. How have you been? I am so sorry to be so sporadic in blogging, but that's just the way my life is right now.
I just wanted to show you my candy corn cake (since Halloween is just around the corner). I meant to do this last year and never go around to making one, therefore I couldn't blog about it (well, I could - but it would be so hard to explain without pictures).
I hate to admit that I'm not creative enough to come up with this idea on my own (it came from here), but I wish I was.
It takes a checker board cake pan (mine is from Pampered Chef, from when I was a consultant years ago - not sure if they still have it or not), you can get one from Wilton and possibly other places.
I took a white cake mix and mixed it according to package directions (plus added 1/4 C all purpose flour to dry ingredients). I kept some of white, then tinted some yellow and some orange. I then filled in the checker board insert as follows: circle in center white, middle ring orange and outer ring yellow - yes, I did get the yellow and orange in my cake mixed up by mistake, but it was too much trouble to fix and it was just for my family and I decided it wasn't critical enough to try to correct, I thought that you would still know what it was supposed to look like).
After you do this, remove the insert before you bake it. While it was baking I washed and dried the insert (important step).
After it cooled, I removed it from the pan and let it cool completely. Then I covered it in white icing (homemade butter cream - yum!) and let it crust over. I took the insert (washed and dried) and gently pressed it into the white frosting on the cake. I made another batch of homemade butter cream frosting and tinted it as follows: left some white, tinted some yellow and tinted some orange.
Then using star tip #16, I did the inner circle with white stars, the middle ring with yellow (you would do orange if you didn't get your cake colors mixed up like I did) and the outer ring with orange (again here you would do yellow). However you do it, the icing needs to match your cake.
I know, what's the big deal? It just looks like a target. Well, wait for it...
Wait for it...
Now once you slice it, do you see what the slices look like? Candy corn. Isn't that cute? Now it's your turn.