After all the talk the other day about this fabulous Candy Barrel Cake, ya'll sparked my interest and I decided to give it a try! My DH came up with the idea to use Reese's Pieces instead of M&Ms because they are fall colors (and he loves them). Thank goodness for a husband who is a firefighter and they are willing to be guinea pigs!
Check it out!
I posted a photo comment, but I will add here that is looks great!
Great minds think alike! I am planning to decorate a chocolate cake w/peanut butter filling with Reese's Pieces in a starburst/flower pattern pretty soon...
Your cake turned out great. One question though: what is it like to cut and eat this kind of cake? I think they're a great idea, and very cute, but kind of overkill and totally overshading the actual cake. So what's it like? What did people think?
He is taking it to the station tomorrow so I will let you know what he says when I talk to him after they cut it! I do agree that it overshadows the cake but it is a really cute idea for soemthing different! I will be interested to see how it sets up with the candy on top and if it makes a total mess when they cut it!
I'll let you know!!!!
Definitely a super cute cake! I'm going to have to store this idea away.
Ok, just got feeback from the fire station and they absolutely LOVED it! They said it's the best cake I've made so far for them! They ate most of th e reese's out of the top and then cut it!!! Not too bad of a mess they said!