Monday, April 30, 2012

kit kat cake

this little baby was worth $150. . .

I've seen lots of these KitKat cakes popping up on Pinterest, so I thought I would give it a try myself.





I made and donated this cake for a bake auction. Typically, there are some really beautiful cakes there from some of  my super talented friends. Since, I can't decorate cakes, I decided to take the lazy easy route -cover a cake in candy. You can too. Here's how:


Steps
  1. Bake a two layer cake of your choosing.
  2. Frost the middle, top, and sides with chocolate frosting.
  3. Place unwrapped KitKats along the cake sides.
  4. Cover the top with small candies. I used M&M's.
  5. (Optional) Tie with a coordinating ribbon.

The cake is great to make if you have little helpers around. My little guy unwrapped all the KitKats and helped me place the M&M's on top.

Anyone else make this trendy cake yet?

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66 comments:

  1. Yum. Gotta love a cake covered in sweets. The Boy Scouts must have been really pleased to see you turn up! Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I really appreciated your comments on my photo. I am enjoying reading yours.

    Rosie xx
    http://craftbotics.blogspot.com
    A new GFC follower

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  2. Wow! That is a show-stopper! I so would have bid on that one! Great job!

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  3. Work of art! And, I bet it is super yummy.

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  4. Your cake looks so professional and at the same time seems to be easy to make. Love easy and yummy! :)
    Pinning.
    Thanks for sharing,Laura.

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  5. Oh my gosh this is so cute!!! It turned out so good, I want to try this, thank you for sharing. I'm a new follower of your blog, feel free to follow me back at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com Have a great day

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  6. Your cake turned out great! I will have to remember that idea for the next time my son's Boy Scout troop holds a bake sale auction.

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  7. That is awesome! I'm going to try that for the next bake sale :)

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    1. Gr8 idea, think I will remember that next bake sale!

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  8. This is such a cute cake! Hubby adores Kit Kats. He's always hoarding them out of the baskets my mother gives us for Easter. Christmas, and Halloween. I would be a sure fire winner if I made this! If you have the time, I'd love for you to share on Sweet Sharing Monday! http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-3/

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  9. I have seen this many times on piniterest and have pinned it quite sometime ago. I have loved the look bc like SayNotSweetAnne my family LOVES kit-kats so I have wanted to make it, think have inspired me to make this cake, perhaps for my son's birthday in June we are doing a Vintage Sock monkey so the colorful topping of M&M's will be soo super cute!

    Thanks for sharing Laura! Your blog is very cute I will be stopping by frequently!

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  10. So impressive yet sounds simple to do! It looks great! :-) <3 Heidi Rew from PartiesforPennies

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  11. Great job, it looks so cute and pretty:-) Thanks for stopping by:-)

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  12. Love this! Thanks for stopping by our blog! We are your newest follower!

    Amber @ recipeswelove.net

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  13. It looks fabulous! Must try it sometime:)
    ~Anne

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  14. I love it--it's so pretty! I am a new follower, I'd love for you to stop by blog sometime:)

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  15. That's an amazing looking cake! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    Cas x

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  16. Cute! Thanks for coming by ToBeContinued today :)
    Catherine

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  17. This cake looks so fun! My kiddos would love it!
    Thanks for coming by and leaving such a sweet comment! I didn't even know I was featured. I guess I forgot to check. oops! xo, Jen@beautyinbloom.typepad.com

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  18. Hi Laura - my friend has just made that same cake today for her daughter's 8th birthday - it looks great and I'm thinking with 2 little girls' birthdays coming up very soon that I'm going to be copying you ! Thank you for popping over to visit my blog - Im following your lovely blog xx Nat
    http://northshoredays.blogspot.com/

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  19. Cute idea and fun to make too, I'll bet. I have several birthdays coming up this month. I'm pinning this idea for future reference. Thanks for sharing it.

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  20. Whew...if that does not make a mouth water not sure what will. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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  21. I've been wanting to make the Kit Kat cake for some time now but I don't have an excuse to make one. You did a fabulous job on yours!!

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  22. This is lovely. I love how elegant it looks and that it requires minimal cake-decorating expertise. Thanks so much for directing me over and for visiting my blog.

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  23. This is beautiful. My daughter made this a couple of years ago and it was a big hit. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Beautiful job!! Glad it was a successful cake auction entry.

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  25. Im sure this cake flew right off the table! That's clever! THanks for stopping by my blog! Please stop over and link this up with our Tip Tie thru Tuesday linky... we are also holding a giveaway too! I'm sure everyone would love to see this!
    http://tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com/2012/05/tip-toe-thru-tuesday-mothers-day.html

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  26. I'm such a kitkat fan but have yet to try making a cake out of it. Your recipe sounds easy- might be trying it out soon! Thanks for sharing! x

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  27. Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious! I'd love to have a bite of that! Love Kit Kats!

    Your blog is so neat! Thanks for visiting me!

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  28. My mouth is watering just looking at them. I bet they taste great in person. I would love if you shared them on my link party.

    http://www.kampenlane.com/2012/04/hope-everyone-had-great-weekend.html

    Can't wait to see what you make next.

    ~Taylor

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  29. I've seen this cake all over Pinterest, looks amazing!

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  30. This is such a cute cake. I will have to try this one with the g'kiddos.

    Thanks so much for stopping by the Back Porch.

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  31. This cake has been on my to-do list for a long time, but I've yet to try. Yours turned out perfectly!
    Love it.

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  32. My oldest son (30) just gave me some Kit Kats when he came to dinner. Maybe that was a sign that I need to make this cake? LOL
    Visiting you from the Cozy Home Party.

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  33. wow, this looks decadent. I'm adding to my "beautiful desserts" Pinterest board right now!
    www.BusyModernFamily.com

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  34. $150!?! That's a great return profit for your organization's auction. I bet they were thrilled you donated such a high earning cake. (And some lucky person gets to eat that decadent cake!)

    Shelby
    p.s. Thanks for stopping by The Bean Sprout Notes :)

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  35. So cute. How can you beat that? Cake and candy all in one, I bet it Tate's as incredible as it looks!

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  36. What a neat cake! Glad it brought in a large donation. Great job!

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  37. Looks AMAZING!! New follower! I would love if you would stop by shabbygals.blogspot.com for a visit too!

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  38. Your cake is beautiful and I'm sure it was delicious. How wonderful that it brought such a large amount for the auction. Thank you for sharing this at Your Cozy Home Party. ------------Shannon

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  39. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - you were featured today!!
    --Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  40. I too have seen these cakes around - I must try it one day - Yours looks great!

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  41. Hi Laura! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment! That cake is really awesome! No wonder it was worth 150 dollars!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Greetings from Spain

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  42. That is gorg and I'm sure tastes even better than it looks. Great idea that would impress any crowd!

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  43. I have made this cake too and love how it turns out. It is super fun for kids. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week.

    I can’t wait to see what you link up next week. Have a great day.

    Michelle

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  44. Great idea, it looks fantastic, both kids and adults would love, thanks for sharing.

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  45. Hi, I just saw your Kit Kat cake on Pinterest and came over! This is awesome! I'm hosting a linky party called Southern Sundays and would love if you would link of this excellent dish! www.asliceofsouthern.blogspot.com Hope to see you there! And I love your blog...!

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  46. This is my kind of cake decorating! I'm featuring this on my Show & Tell superstars pinterest board - thanks for linking up!

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  47. I love it! The cake and photo is so beautiful. I've never really decorated a cake, but this is definitely something I would give a try. Thanks for sharing. This is being featured this week at Lines Across.
    http://www.linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2012/05/cure-for-common-monday-39.html

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  48. Great work! I saw this on Tumblr, and now I found it through "I Should be mopping the Floor" link party. It looks so yummy and impressive. Jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

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  49. Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello!

    You did an awesome job on this cake. What a beautiful photo too!

    I am a new follower ;)
    Janiene

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  50. Completely amazing! I love this idea! I have a monday linky & would love it if you have the chance to stop in and share this great cake. Thanks!
    http://cookingwithkaryn.blogspot.com

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  51. This looks so so so good. I think I need one! Thanks for sharing Tout It Tuesday!

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  52. So simple and so beautiful! I'm another HUGE Kitkat fan!! Thanks for visiting my blog and inviting me to visit yours!

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  53. Wow, how creative. I would have never though to use kit kats on a cake. Thank you for sharing at Saturday Show and Tell. I hope to see you back this week.
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

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  54. Thanks for joining Southern Sundays with this wonderful recipe! I'll be announcing the featured recipes next week. Hope to see you at the next party with another great item!

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  55. Thanks for linking up to the Piece of Cake Party! Great job on the cake!

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  56. So cute!
    Thanks for linking up to our Sunday Round Up link party. Hope to see you again this weekend :)
    xoxo
    Heather

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  57. I made one for my daughter's high school graduation luncheon and it was GREAT! I got the instructions at The Texas Monkey (blog). You can do this same idea with piurouette cookies and strawberries - cute for Mother's Day!
    http://cannaryfamily.blogspot.com/2010/05/no-stress-cake.html

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  58. this cake is really perfect! and I think I'm gaining weight just by looking at it, it's so decadent

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  59. You've been featured on this week's Saturday Show & Tell! Thanks for linking up your amazingly "sinful" cake! :)
    Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-10-5-12/

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  60. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

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  61. Here is our version...
    http://www.mental-chew.com/bending.html

    Kung Fu Panda style!

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  62. I made the cake! I featured you on my post today. Thank you so much for the inspiration. The cake was a total hit and definitely had that "wow factor"!

    Blessings,
    Janiene

    http://bishopsfamilysite.blogspot.com/2012/05/kitkat-cake.html

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