Bold and Bright Candy Explosion Cake

Bold and Bright Candy Explosion Cake

by Wilton |

Item # 2279513P160
Advanced 3-5 Hours

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Wilton food crafting supplies:
    • Primary Sugars 4-Mix Sprinkles
    • Cookie Sheet (2)
    • Candy Melts Dipping Tools
    • Small Dipping Containers
    • 10" x 14" Cake Boards
    • Bright White Candy Melts Candy (6 oz.)
    • Parchment Paper
    • Primary Candy Color Set (yellow, blue used)
    • Disposable Decorating Bags
    • Garden Candy Color Set (green)
    • 6" x 3" Round Pan
    • Bright Pink Candy Melts Candy (2 oz.)
    • 14-1/2" x 20" Cooling Grid
    • Yellow Candy Melts Candy (2 oz.)
    • 6" Cake Circle
    • Short Dipping Containers
    • 11-3/4" Lollipop Sticks
    • Icing Smoother
    • Wooden Dowel Rods
    • 3-Pc. Icing Comb Set
    • White Ready-to-Use Icing - 4.5 lb. Tub (6 cups needed)
    • 9" Angled Spatula
    • Color Right Performance Color System
    • Jimmies 6-Mix Sprinkles
    • White Cookie Icing
    • Nonpareils 6-Mix Sprinkle Assortment
    • Toothpicks
    • Vanilla wafers
    • Marshmallows
    • Favorite cake recipe or mix (9 cups batter)
    • Rock candy
    • Gummy candies
    • Large lollipops and hard candy sticks
    • Scissors

    COLORS TINTED:
      • Buttercream Icing:
      • Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint the following shade:
      • • Yellow: 6 cups white decorator icing + 3 Y

      • Cookie Icing:
      • Use Color Right base colors and QuickCount color formulas to tint the following shade
      • • Blue: 1 bottle (10 oz.) white Cookie Icing + 2 B + 1 Y

      DIRECTIONS:

      1. Tint candy. Melt white Candy Melts candy following packaging instructions. Tint about 2 oz. green, using green and yellow candy color, blue using blue candycolor and reserve remaining white. Melt bright pink and yellow Candy Melts candy.
      2. Make two-color candy bark. For two-color bark, pour a single color melted candy onto a portion of the cookie sheet (candy will not fill pan bottom); movecomb in a wavy motion through candy; let set at room temperature about 15 minutes. Pour second color melted candy over candy; smooth, if needed, withspatula. Chill until firm, about 10-15 minutes.
      3. Make multi-color candy bark. For multi-color bark, pour a several colors of melted candy onto a portion of a separate cookie sheet (candy will not fill panbottom). Move comb in a wavy motion through candy to swirl; use toothpick to drag color, if desired. Let set at room temperature about15 minutes. Pour white melted candy over candy; smooth, if needed, with spatula. Chill until firm, about 10-15 minutes. NOTE: It isn't necessary to fill the cookie sheet completely with candy; fill to only half or less.
      4. Decorate cookies and marshmallows in a variety of candy colors. Combine jimmies, nonpareils and colored sugars. Melt any remaining Candy Melts candy indipping containers. Dip vanilla wafers in candy; add sprinkles. Place on parchment-covered cake board. Chill until firm, 10-15 minutes. Place melted candy indisposable decorating bag. Cut small hole in tip and drizzle over marshmallows on parchment covered cake board. Sprinkle with sprinkle mix. Chill until firm,about 10-15 minutes.
      5. Make the layered cake. Bake and cool three 6"x 3"cake layers. Level two cake layers to 2" each; stack and fill layers on same-size cake circle. Cut and insertdowel rod in center of cake. Level third cake layer to 3" and place on cake circle; stack on stacked 2" cake layers for a 3-tier 7" highcake.
      6. Ice cake. Tint buttercream icing following color formula above. Ice cake smooth.
      7. Add drizzle. Heat Cookie Icing then pour into small bowl; tint following color formula above. Pour over iced cake, allowing it to lightly drip down the sides.
      8. Decorate cake. Break candy bark into pieces of different sizes; attach lollipop sticks to back with melted candy. Chill to set, about 5 minutes. Insert barkpieces, lollipops and other candy into cake top and arrange along sides of cake. Add sprinkle mix, rock candy, candy-coated cookie and marshmallow andassorted gummy candies.

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