And the countdown has officially begun! 10 more days till HALLOWEEN Open-mouthed smile

According to my Mom, there is a child living inside me, refusing to grow up…hahaha. 

No wonder she says that as often as she does coz I enjoy candies and costumes just as much as any little kid out there…lol

One of my favorite part of Halloween is shopping at the candy aisle of stores…

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Seriously… the candies they get this time of the year are freakin AMAZING!!!!

All sorts of COLORFUL candies…. yellow, orange, black!

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It would be a shame not to use those candies in a cake… don’t you agree? Smile with tongue out

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So, after picking up a bag full of candies from the store, I got to work… and TA-DA!

A Twizzler and candy cake was born!

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This is another one of those easy cakes you can put together in VERY little time.

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Initially, I was planning on making fondant figures like witches or goblins and place them on top of the cake.

But let’s face it… playing around with fondant is hard when you have a 6 month old who keeps trying to put my decorating tools and fondant in his mouth… lol.

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I was in a rush so instead of baking a cake, I used Betty Crocker’s triple chocolate fudge cake mix. It is INSANELY GOOD! Mmmmmmmmm…

I know a lot of people think that since I blog about cakes, all my cakes need to be home-made but I see no shame in buying a great cake mix every once in a while and making my life easy.

As long as my friends and family like the cake, that’s all that matters Smile

But, if you want to make your own cake from scratch, here are some of my reader’s favorites…

Chocolate spinach cake

Vanilla cake

Carrot cake

and if you are feeling adventurous…

Eggplant cake (Trust me! It tastes FANTASTIC!)

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HONESTLY, this cake is so easy to decorate that it made no sense to even take pictures along the way Winking smile

Just follow these steps:

Step 1:
Bake a cake and cover it in frosting.
TIP: Do not use white frosting! Make sure your icing is dark in color or use chocolate frosting coz black licorice leaves black stains and they show through the cracks between the licorice.

Step 2:
Start sticking your  black Twizzlers all around the cake. I had to cut my twizzlers in half to match the height of the cake. You may need to do that too.

Step 3:
Wrap a bright orange ribbon around the cake to hold Twizzlers in place. Without this ribbon, some of my Twizzlers were falling over.

Step 4: 
Now, sprinkle the top with yellow and orange candies. I used M&M as well as Reese. I also cut up some yellow and black Twizzlers into little pieces and sprinkled those on top too.

Step 5:
Place your cake on a dish and sprinkle some more yellow Twizzler bits around the base.

And you are done!

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If you want to make another type of candy cake, you can make my Kit Kat cake.

I covered it in fruits BUT for Halloween, you can cover it in yellow/orange candies instead of berries and use a spooky ribbon instead of a fancy one.

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Well, that’s all for today.

Hope you make this Twizzler cake for someone special on the 31st Smile

OH! before I head off, I would just like to dedicate this cake to Nami from Just One Cookbook. Her birthday happens to be on halloween. So, happy early birthday to you hun!


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