Today I’m sharing a Fall Kit Kat Candy Cake… and if you want to know how to make one of these, get step-by-step instructions for how to make a Kit Kat Candy Cake HERE and more details about this cake near the bottom…
This week has been busy, busy, busy. Over the past 3 days, I baked and delivered five Italian Cream Cakes, two Neapolitan Cakes, one German Chocolate Cake, nine dozen cupcakes (Red Velvet, Italian Cream & Neapolitan) and ten dozen petit fours.
Maybe I shouldn’t have taken on so much, but my biggest regret last year was taking too many orders on weekends when I wanted to be relaxing or enjoying a holiday or celebrating special occasions with my family. I was determined to not do that again this year.
Last year I got home from our big Thanksgiving dinner with family and immediately I had to start baking and making decorations for an order. It was nobody’s fault by my own, but I was really miserable and kicking myself.
So, I turned down every inquiry for decorated cakes this weekend and decided to do a big baking marathon for some Thanksgiving desserts, then do nothing for the rest of the holiday weekend.
It almost worked. Until I really looked closer at my calendar and realized my son’s birthday is this weekend. Oh well. If I must “work” on Thanksgiving weekend, then I’m thrilled that it’s for one of my kiddos.
Soooo, my son Christian is getting baptized on Sunday (that has nothing to do with his birthday, but it’s a happy coincidence) and immediately following church, we’re going to have a birthday party for him! What a busy weekend we will have!!
Anywho… exactly a year ago today (not the date… but the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving), I made this Fall Kit Kat Candy Cake for my pastor. It was his birthday and he looooves candy, and since we usually have cake and coffee at Wednesday night Bible Study – I made a cake for Bro. James!
It was a chocolate cake (3 layers) with chocolate buttercream, then surrounded by Kit Kat’s and Candy Corn M&M’s. If you can’t find, or don’t like, the Candy Corn M&M’s, you could also use Fall M&M’s…or regular M&M’s. If you don’t want to do the scratch Chocolate Cake, you could also use this doctored cake mix recipe or just follow the directions on the box (although doctoring it up really does make it better!).
My only obstacle when doing this cake was the height! When I decided to do 3 layers, I didn’t anticipate the Kit Kats not being tall enough to cover the sides. I really wanted to use the top of the Kit Kats as a “rim” to fill the top with M&M’s, so that left the bottom exposed. What to do… what to do…
…as you can see, I chose a cake plate that had a slight bowl curve to it and just filled it with candy around the cake to cover the bottom! Good save, huh?
Anywho… if I miss you guys tomorrow, Happy Thanksgiving! And if you need a last minute dessert and you have a cake mix on hand, you can run to a gas station to stock up on Kit Kats and M&M’s to throw this cake together! It’ll WOW everybody!! You can see more details for making a Kit Kat Candy Cake here.
Have you ever made a Kit Kat Cake?
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