In front of me sits a blank white cake and enough rainbow candies to fill an Olympic size ball pit. The white frosting glaring back at me is like a blank canvas demanding a paint brush. I’ve never decorated a cake before, so this could go down the road of magical or take a flying leap into the realm of a mess. Thankfully, Celebration by Frey products make this a fun and easy cake decorating operation. I participated in Mom Blog Tour Sweets & Snacks Expo on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers. I received Celebration by Frey products to facilitate my post, but my opinion and creative content are my own.
Fun & Easy Cake Decorating
First, I highly encourage you to visit the Celebration by Frey website. You can shop by color, event, or candy type and stock up on any color scheme for seriously any occasion.
To make things super easy on yourself, you can purchase a blank cake at your local grocery store. Of course, you can make your own as well, but I’ll do anything for a shortcut now that the kids and I have schedules that make us all dizzy on a daily basis.
So, snag a white cake and have some fun. Let the kids get in on the action and make this a new tradition for all your cake-requiring events.
Rainbow Crumbs Celebration Cake
It’s helpful to separate and sort all your candies into bowls by colors for ease of designing. If you were using paint and a brush, this would be your palette.
Start designing! We went with a Rainbow Crumbs theme because of our logo and blog theme. We really are A Magical Mess! Our unicorn logo is eating his rainbow and leaving a trail of crumbs, so this cake fits his style perfectly!
Rainbow Crumbs Celebration Cake
- 1 9 inch round prepared frosted cake white
- 1/3 cup Celebration by Frey Sixlets red
- 1/3 cup Celebration by Frey Sixlets orange
- 1/3 cup Celebration by Frey Sixlets yellow
- 1/3 cup Celebration by Frey Sixlets green
- 1/3 cup Celebration by Frey Sixlets blue
- 1/3 cup Celebration by Frey Sixlets indigo
- 1/3 cup Celebration by Frey Sixlets violet
- 1/4 cup Celebration by Frey Sweet Shapes Stars
- Place your cake on a decorative serving dish or board.
- Starting with the red Sixlets, arrange one row in preferred rainbow shape on the top of the cake. I did an 'S' shape, but you could do a zig-zag or the traditional arch. Press each Sixlets into the frosting lightly so they stay in place.
- Following the line of the red Sixlets, repeat with remaining colors in the ROYGBIV order--red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet.
- Use the remaining Sixlets to decorate the base of the cake. Create a rainbow pattern with individual candies in a row or make color blocks as shown.
- Press a few Sweet Shapes stars into the side of the cake where the rainbow ends.
- Refrigerate until ready to eat.
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The creative ideas for colored candies are endless. If you have a kids’ party, consider putting together a candy buffet using clear paint buckets. Before the kids eat, they can create a piece of art. Give them each a plate with a lip and teach them to paint with the colored candies in a paint-by-numbers fashion. I threw together this slightly terrifying unicorn in a cookie sheet as an example.
Don’t let that moderately hideous creation scare you; there are so many cute ways to implement this activity. You could even print little templates for flowers, fish, or anything to follow your party theme. Kids and adults will love it!
Have you ever decorated a cake this way? Who would love this rainbow cake?