CRAZY CANDY CANE CAKE
Candy Canes And Cake Collide In This Pepperminty Party Pleaser !!! ...
Mine collapsed all over the table, much to the devilish delight of all of the party guests, who gladly gobbled it up like it was the last cake on earth.
So, time to go on a candy cane shopping spree. Bust out the food coloring and bake this beauty !!! …
3 Boxes White Cake Mix
Red Food Coloring
White Food coloring (not 100% necessary)
Peppermint extract to taste
FROSTING and FILLLING:
6 Tubs White Frosting
Turquoise Food Coloring
S-M-L candy canes
Red, white and green spicedrops
Peppermint Extract to taste
Mix batter according to box instructions.
Divide into two bowls. Generously add red food coloring to one and white food coloring to the other. (Using red velvet batter WON’T do … it’s simply not bright enough.)
Fill plastic squeeze bottles (the mustard/ketchup type) with batter.
Spray and flour cake pans like you mean it.
To create candy cane batter cake effect, squeeze the red and white in centered concentric circles until pan is about ¾ full of batter.
(Spooning the batter into cake pans will not achieve the desired effect.)
Bake as directed.
Cool cakes, then freeze until ready to stack, fill and frost.
FROSTING and FILLING INSTRUCTIONS
Put candy canes in double zip lock bag and beat with a sledge hammer until they are broken up in to small pieces and all your holiday aggressions are out. Sift to get rid of the teeny tiny candy crumbs.
Stack, frost and sprinkle each layer with a generous spread of frosting, topped with smashed candy cane bits.
Crumb coat and refrigerate.
(Refrigerating makes everything SO much easier).
CUT AND SERVE WITH DRUNKEN HOLIDAY CHEER !!! …
Oh, and when I was done with the Crazy Candy Cane Cake, I whipped this up … say hello to Rudolf the Red-Nosed Lamb-deer Cake. I wasn’t expecting the shredded coconut finish to photograph like raw ground beef … OOOPS !!! …