Whether you are a lover or hater of Valentine’s day, you’re bound to love this cake because it’s full of candy, and lined with WHITE Kit Kats!
For whatever reason, I wasn’t able to find the white KitKats in Canada. For those of you that might find yourself with the same problem, I got the white KitKats on a recent trip to the US. Being so close to the border, I find that it’s super easy to order things that we don’t have in Canada, and have them shipping to a shipping outlet five minutes from the Canadian border. It’s awesome. And deadly at the same time. It’s quite an addiciting habbit. With Target pulling out of Canada, shopping is incredibly sparse in my city, so if it means I have to drive an hour or so to pick up packages from the USA, I’m willing to do so. All for the sake of the videos. All for you. ALL FOR YOU PEOPLE!!! Hahaha . . . that is true, but I might have an obsession with online shopping. Maybe. Why do they have to make it so easy!?!?!?
For the candy topping, you could use whichever your favourite candies are, themed with Valentine colours. Of course, you could make this for another occasion, and it would look just as awesome- I’m thinking Halloween, Easter, Christmas, or even a rainbow theme!
For the heart shaped cake, I used my favourite cake recipe, divided it in half like I would for any 8″ or 9″ pan, and baked them for about 45 minutes at 350. I think I had too much batter in the pan which is why I had to bake them for so long. The heart cake pan comes in a variety of sizes, so when you’re working with your batter, I just advise you to start watching it at 30 minutes.
When I’m choosing ribbon to use with cakes, for something like this, I went with a larger sized one. I also stay away from the ones that are “Wired”, since they tend to crinkle, and don’t lay flat on the cakes. They might be better for making bows, but aint’ nobody got time for that!
Kit Kat Candy Cake
- 2 prepared heart shaped cakes
- Prepared pink buttercream
- Valentine Peanut M&M’s
- Valentine M&M’s
- Valentine Heart Sprinkles
- Red and Pink Giant Gum Balls
- 11 x White kit kat bars
- 1.5″ Pink ribbon
- Prepare heart shaped cakes.
- Cover in pink buttercream.
- Break kit kats into individual bars and place around the sides of the cake, covering it entirely.
- Place the gum balls around the top outside of the cake, where it meets the border made from the kit kats. Alternate between red and pink around the cake.
- Pile the rest of the candy on the top of the cake and spread out evenly.
- Tie a neat ribbon with a bow around the outside of the kit kats to finish the cake.
- Serve and consume within 2-3 days.