Sweetheart Candy Cake
Because it’s for Valentine’s day I made red velvet and pink velvet cake for my cake layers, use any kind of cake you like.
In order to have enough space for the candy you will need 4 layers of cake. I baked 2 cakes and then sliced them in half but you can just bake 4 layers if that’s easier.
- Start by placing your first layer on a cake stand. Using a cookie cutter or a knife, cut a circle out of the center of the second layer. Make sure the hole isn’t too big, so there is a wide border to hold the cake up.
- Fill a food storage bag with icing and thinly pipe a circle around the first layer of cake. If you frost this cake the way you would a normal cake the candy will stick to the icing, so the piping bag helps to create a thin line of icing.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the third layer of cake.
- Now it’s time to fill in the center of your cake with candy! Pour candy into the holes in the second and third layers of cake and then pipe icing around the top of the third layer and place the fourth and final layer of your cake on top.
- Once your cake is assembled, gently add a thin layer of icing all around the cake, filling in any gaps and making sure that the cake holds together.
- Put your cake in the refrigerator for at least an hour, allowing the icing crumb coating to harden. Once the icing is set, generously frost the cake.
- Using a star tip and a piping bag, you can create a design on top of your cake. I made a jelly bean heart in the center of the cake and piped my design directly around it.
- Cut into your cake and reveal the candy surprise!