Candy "barrel" Cakes

Decorating By Ruby2uesday Updated 29 Sep 2008 , 2:26am by SugarFrosted

Ruby2uesday Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 5:07am
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Hi! was going to make my best friend a candy "barrel" cake. you know the ones w/ the kit kats on the outside. thought i'd make a 10in double layer for work. is there a trick to it? or just bake, fill, frost and stick the kit kats to the outside and top w/ the candies???? looks that easy, just wondering! THANKS!

ruby

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SugarFrosted Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 8:44am
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That's exactly what I plan to do, and then tie a ribbon around to hold the KitKats in place. It'll be great! thumbs_up.gif

Sarsi Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 3:49pm
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Yup, that's all there's to it! Wrap the ribbon around before you put the candies on top though, that will help keep the kit kats in place. Also, The kit-kats are only about 4 1/4" tall, so you have to trim down your cake a bit (if you usually make 4"tall cakes) I made my cakes to be 3.5" tall.... icon_biggrin.gif These are fun/easy cakes to make!

Ruby2uesday Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 7:01pm
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thanks ladies! i figured it was that easy but just wanted to be sure! icon_smile.gif
ruby

BabyBear3 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 7:21pm
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ok, ya'll have sparked my curiousity. what is a candy barrell cake??? any pics of what one looks like???

Ruby2uesday Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 7:31pm
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Originally Posted by sarahdodgen

ok, ya'll have sparked my curiousity. what is a candy barrell cake??? any pics of what one looks like???




here's Sarsi's cute barrel cake!!!

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1261669

BabyBear3 Posted 27 Sep 2008 , 10:27pm
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OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!! That is probably the CUTEST cake that I have EVER seen!!!! I am going to make that cake very soon..........maybe tomorrow!

Sarsi Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 12:18am
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he he he... I'm flattered you'd show mine icon_smile.gif I think even the smaller ones are cuter! I also have a 4" one in my photos, and that was soooo cute! LOL... Those big ones sure do take a lot of kit-kats!! icon_smile.gif

Ruby2uesday Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 12:25am
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Originally Posted by Sarsi

he he he... I'm flattered you'd show mine icon_smile.gif I think even the smaller ones are cuter! I also have a 4" one in my photos, and that was soooo cute! LOL... Those big ones sure do take a lot of kit-kats!! icon_smile.gif




I bet! if i make a 10in round, how many do you think it would take???

Sarsi Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 12:42am
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Well, mine was an 8 inch... I'm going to have to guess here... but I went to Walmart and bought the HUGE packs of them...

kit kats come in packs of 4..regular size candy bars. The packs at walmart have 4 of these in them...

I bought 2 big packs, and then had to run and get 3 regular sized ones from the gas station..cuz I ran out...

so I guess that means I used 11 regular sized packs? I would say you'd want to get at least 2 extra packs for the 10" cake...

Don't forget I'm just guessing here...I could be wrong, but I think I'm pretty close! LOL

Ruby2uesday Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 1:03am
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Thanks Sarsi!!! and you know what? if i buy extras... they won't go to waste... believe me! icon_wink.gif lol

Sarsi Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 1:08am
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HAHAHAHA!! I know what you mean!! LOL!! I had a hard time not eating mine before putting them on the cake! LOL They smell sooooo good!!! icon_smile.gif

BabyBear3 Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 1:09am
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how tall is your 8" round cake for the candy barrell to make it so the kit kats fit like they did? 4"????

Sarsi Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 1:17am
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Oh no!! I trimmed the cake so that it ended up being about 3.5". The kit kats are only 4.25" tall!! icon_smile.gif

Mike1394 Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 1:25am
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Very cool cake

Mike

Jocmom Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 1:58am
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Cool cake!

This might be s a silly question . . . but when you remove the ribbon and cut the cake does the whole thing fall apart? I don't want a candy avalanche.

DaisyLisa17 Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 2:24am
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Thats so funny I saw this thread... Sarsi, I was just looking at your candy cakes to make for a friend of mine. I swear, I have never seen someone eat so much candy and only weigh like 100 pounds! It would be perfect for her.

Thanks for the inspiration! And I am curious about the previous question... if you take the ribbon off, surely the kitkats wouldnt fall off if they are stuck to the BC?

Sarsi Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 2:24am
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LOL!!! icon_lol.gif I have no idea! hehehe... I've never been around when they cut it! hahaha..

Okay, just asked my Hubs and he said that it all stayed in place (He took one of them to work with him)...nothing fell off at all, I guess... icon_smile.gif

knel Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 2:39am
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Gotta try one of these! Maybe eat one too!! I hashing in my head what other kind of candy bars might make a nice "barrel" effect on the outside... yummy

DaisyLisa17 Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 2:54am
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Twix maybe? That would take a lot of them though!

Sarsi Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 3:01am
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YES!! Twix would work very nice, and they're taller too! LOL...but as Lisa said, it would take an aweful lot! I thought about that myself when I was making mine...

sarahpierce Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 2:22pm
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Sarsi- Love your cakes! I actually have your cupcakes saved in my favorites. I envy your chocolate wrapped raspberry cake. Decadant! thumbs_up.gif

Sarsi Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 3:08pm
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Awe, thanks!!! I have lots of fun, but everything I know I learned from CC!! OH YEAH!! icon_smile.gif LOL

What cupcakes? The froggies??? They did turn out cute! I almost gave up on them because they weren't working out right, but I'm so happy I stuck with it!! icon_smile.gif

doublecz1103 Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 4:27pm
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i did a cake like this but used rolled cookies instead of kitkats... there's a picture of it in my images.

Jocmom Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 4:46pm
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Originally Posted by doublecz1103

i did a cake like this but used rolled cookies instead of kitkats... there's a picture of it in my images.




I love those cookies, doublexz1103! My son would eat that entire cake himself.

sarahpierce Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 5:11pm
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Originally Posted by Sarsi

Awe, thanks!!! I have lots of fun, but everything I know I learned from CC!! OH YEAH!! icon_smile.gif LOL

What cupcakes? The froggies??? They did turn out cute! I almost gave up on them because they weren't working out right, but I'm so happy I stuck with it!! icon_smile.gif





All of you're cupcakes icon_redface.gif . Does that make me a fan or fanatic? Also love the eyeball cake. My MIL is completely freaked out by eyeballs, if she ever makes me mad she may be getting that one icon_lol.gif .

*sorry to hijack the thread icon_redface.gif

Sarsi Posted 28 Sep 2008 , 8:11pm
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LOL!!! That is too funny!!! Your MIL better stay on your good side! LOL!!

I love those cookies too! I need to make one of those sometime as well!! YUMMMMMMOOOO!!!

doublecz1103 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 12:35am
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i loved using the rolled cookies as my edge, however it was very time consuming because my cookies were very long so i had to slowly cut each one down to size in hopes not to crack them!! and then i got a reall cute ribbon that reminded me of chocolate and PB and ran it across the bottom for decoration and attached it with a dab of buttercream

BabyBear3 Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 1:05am
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I just made one for my husband's fire station and instead of m&ms I used reese's pieces for a more fall type thing (DH's idea!). So far it looks great! I'll post pics when it is all finished!

Sarsi Posted 29 Sep 2008 , 2:13am
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oh great idea with the reeses pieces!! sounds delishous!! icon_smile.gif

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