Twizzler and candy cake

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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27 thoughts on “Twizzler and candy cake

  1. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    What a gorgeous Halloween cake, Abeer! You always come up with amazing looking cakes and this is another impressive cake. Thank you for your kindness and you are sooo sweet to dedicate this cake for me… I feel so special this Halloween thanks to you! :) I hope you have a wonderful Halloween!

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  2. MANJU NAIR

    Awesome Awesome cake…u never cease to surprise me…SO does your family eat all the cakes u make? :-) I get asked this question very often and I don’t even make half the no. of cakes u do :-)

    I’m not a fan of twizzlers. but i love your idea! Great going…!

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  3. Becky

    Abeer,
    This is the perfect cake for Halloween, so festive with the orange black, and yellow colors! You are so imaginative, truly a cake artist.

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  4. Suzie

    That is one of the coolest cakes I have ever seen!! You are so creative. I love Halloween too, I was just looking for haunted houses tonight. I so want to go to one this year! :)

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  5. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake

    Loveeee the colours on that cake! Yes you are absolutely right, there’s nothing wrong with buying a cake mix when you are busy, especially if it tastes that good. :) You can make anything look pretty though, wish we celebrated Halloween as much so I can make cakes like this!

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  6. Cass @foodmyfriend

    This looks incredible. I never expect anything less than incredible from you! I did something similar a few weeks ago with kit kats and m&ms. I have to admit though, licorice is top of my sweets list!

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  7. rita cooks italian

    This is fantastic! I like the colours and the combination of liquorice and candies…my kids would love it and my husband too (he is a liquorice fun). What cake shall I bake??? The Eggplant cake sounds interesting…different!!

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  8. kitchenriffs

    I’ll always be a kid – no growing up for me! Well, actually in my 20s and early 30s I was <i>very serious</i> and career material. But I soon learned better. ;-) Great looking cake – another superb decorating job. Thanks so much.

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  9. CCU

    This version of a kitkat cake is genius my friend, how beautiful :D
    I simply love the beautiful twizzlers, wish they were available in Aus!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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