Halloween Twizzler and candy cake


Use these instructions to make an easy Halloween Twizzler and candy cake. Fun for spooky Halloween parties and even kids can make it.

10 more days till HALLOWEEN and I am getting ready with this Halloween Twizzler and candy cake. 

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 for candies.

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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!

It would be a shame not to use them in a cake… Don’t you agree? 

So, after picking up a bag full of candies from the store, I got to work and a Halloween Twizzler and candy cake was born!

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

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Initially, I was planning on decorating this cake with fondant witches and goblins.

But playing around with fondant is hard when you have a 6 month old who keeps putting everything in his mouth… lol.

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I kept things simple and used my doctored chocolate cake mix recipe for this Halloween cake.


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To make this Halloween Twizzler and candy cake, you will need the following ingredients and supplies:

Chocolate cake (Doctored up cake mix recipe)
Chocolate buttercream icing
Black Twizzlers
Yellow and orange M&M candies
Orange ribbon

And here are the steps:

Step 1:
Bake a chocolate cake and frost it in chocolate buttercream.

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, toss yellow and orange candies on top of the cake. I also cut up some yellow and black Twizzlers into little pieces and tossed those on top.

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

And you are done making your Halloween Twizzler and candy cake!

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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.



  • [email protected] October 22, 2012 12:33 pm

    SO AWESOME!! I am sooo going to make this cake!

  • Asmita October 22, 2012 3:17 pm

    Hi Abeer,
    Beautiful cake! You have such great ideas. Love it.

  • Lora October 22, 2012 7:10 pm

    Wow. So creative. I love it. Perfect Halloween colors.

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook October 22, 2012 8:08 pm

    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!

  • MANJU NAIR October 22, 2012 8:52 pm

    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…!

  • Becky October 22, 2012 9:27 pm

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

  • Suzie October 22, 2012 9:41 pm

    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! 🙂

  • Shirley October 22, 2012 9:51 pm

    Beautiful cake!! The colors are so Halloween, and as always it looks flawless. And I had no idea that yellow Twizzlers existed.

  • Coffee and Crumpets October 22, 2012 10:07 pm

    very very cute! and a very happy birthday to Nami!

    I just may have to make the kit kat one, I love kit kat!


  • Mich@ Piece of Cake October 22, 2012 11:18 pm

    Wow, its a wonderful Halloween cake. I love seeing all your creative ideas.

  • [email protected] Journal October 23, 2012 7:14 am

    This is so pretty! Thank you for sharing this great idea for decorate a cake for Halloween 🙂

  • RavieNomNoms October 23, 2012 9:04 am

    Super cute idea!!!

  • Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake October 23, 2012 9:43 am

    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!

  • [email protected] October 23, 2012 11:29 am

    Never let go of your inner child 😀 I love candies too and you really found some great ones for a yummy spooky fall cake. I think we all get the cake in a box once in a while.

  • Cass @foodmyfriend October 23, 2012 6:53 pm

    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!

  • Dawn October 23, 2012 8:27 pm

    Amazing cake. My husband loves cherry Twizzlers. I will have to try this for him, he would love it.

  • Balvinder October 23, 2012 9:10 pm

    You always amaze me with your great ideas!

  • [email protected]’s Recipes October 24, 2012 4:55 am

    You are a baking queen! Gorgeous colours!

  • rita cooks italian October 24, 2012 7:19 am

    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!!

  • kitchenriffs October 24, 2012 10:36 am

    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.

  • Bibi @ Bibi’s Culinary Journey October 24, 2012 1:37 pm

    My goodness….they looks fantastic. I am pinning this and surprising my kids with this:)

  • CCU October 25, 2012 1:44 am

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

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Tiffany October 26, 2012 2:28 am

    This. looks. AMAZING!!!! And, totally agreed about the box cake mix on occasion. I mean, it’s just so easy!

  • Sandra’s Easy Cooking October 30, 2012 10:42 pm

    This is the most AMAZING cake I ever saw…and even more special since you dedicated to my girl Nami! Loving this Abeer!

  • I Wilkerson November 1, 2012 5:23 am

    Who would have thought that Twizzlers would create such an elegant looking cak!

  • Eftychia November 10, 2012 8:56 am

    My kids would be thrilled with this one :-)!!!

  • Kate May 10, 2013 11:45 am

    I’ll have to make this next halloween (also my sisters birthday). But the kitkat and berry one would be great for summer 🙂

  • Christine | Mid-Life Croissant September 20, 2015 6:48 pm

    Best Halloween Cake. Ever. PInning to Halloween Board.

    • Abeer Rizvi September 22, 2015 10:31 am

      Thanks! It’s a very easy cake… I hope you make it this Halloween 🙂

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