Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kit Kat Cake



This is the cake we made to celebrate my cousin's 6th birthday. Grandma Janie had seen some pictures of Kit Kat cakes and decided that it would be the perfect cake for Taytum's birthday. I couldn't agree more. It was so amazingly easy to make. We used boxed cake mix (I promise that there is cake under all of that candy) and canned frosting because we were in a hurry. It is a great cake to do when you are in a hurry or have kids helping you (or both) because it doesn't matter if the cake is a bit uneven or if you frost it wonky because you are covering it all up anyway! Just do a search for Kit Kat cake on Flikr and you will find several adorable versions of this cake for inspiration.

UPDATE: I'm so excited that my cake was featured on One Pretty Thing. I want to make sure that I give a shout out to the cake that probably inspired mine the most: this one from Cakeoholic.

ANOTHER UPDATE:  I think we might try a 4th of July version of this cake with white chocolate Kit Kats and red, white and blue M&Ms.  Sounds like it would be cute, don't you think?
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20 comments:

Mid-Craft Crisis said...

Yummy! This looks great! I love cool cakes. Even more so if they are straight forward to make. I think I file this idea away... we have a few birthday's coming up in our house. Thanks (Found you on One Pretty Thing).

Crystal said...

omg! this is so cool! i found you through one pretty thing and thinks this is one of the neatest cakes i have seen. not to mention i have an undying love for kit kats! lol! totally gonna make this for my son's upcoming 14th birthday in july! and, will definitely make sure i post it on my blog and link back to you too! i am also becoming a follower because your blog rocks! hugs!

Crafty Mom said...

Emily - This cake is totally adorable!!!Congrats on being featured :)

Five Little Crafty Birdies said...

Oh my goodness! This is just gorgeous. Why don't you come on over to my house around birthday time (times 3 kids) and make us some yummy Kit Kat cake! Great job! Love it!! I am so gonna follow your blog!

Amber said...

Sooo cute!

Abby said...

SO CUTE. Gonna try this one! And as for the Fourth of July cake, have you ever seen white chocolate kitkats? How CUTE would that be with the red and blue m&ms?!

Anna said...

Wow, that is a beautiful cake AND I think I could make it. I just love cakes that are stunning, but do-able. Thanks for sharing.

Joy said...

That is awesome...I'm going to have to do this for my son's b'day!

Amy@ServingPinkLemonade said...

What an awesome cake! I love your idea for the fourth of July. I just might try it. Thanks!

And thanks for linking up at Serving Pink Lemonade!

Christina said...

I love this cake, you did a great job. I think this maybe the inspiration for one of our next parties-a candy themed party. Would you mind if I share your cake on my blog at www.inspirationforcelebration.blogspot.com

Thanks (found you on serving pink lemonade)

emerzim said...

Thanks for all the kind comments everyone!

Cristina - Feel free to use the pictures on your site, just please link back. I wasn't able to reply to your comment directly because it was a 'no-reply' address. So I hope you come back and see this! :)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cake! I was wondering -- do you need any kind of support for the top tier? I'll be making this for my son's birthday and it will be my first two-tier cake. Thanks!

emerzim said...

Hi Anonymous,

I couldn't reply directly to you, so I hope you see this. No, I did not use any extra support. Just plopped the smaller cake right on top. Tried to make a 3 tiered version once by putting a cupcake on top, but that didn't work so well. But if you stick with 2 layers you should be fine. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your reply. I don't have a blog so I commented as 'anonymous'. I can't wait to try this. :)

Laura

Anonymous said...

what were the 2 sizes of the cakes in cm???

kelliemurray said...

Your Cakeaholic link doesn't work.

Carrlala said...

Awesome looking cake! I've decided to do one for my little sisters 14th birthday this week and was wondering how did you cut this baby up? I don't want to make too much of a mess of it :-/

Kellie M said...

I saw a video on youtube that shows how to cut the kitkat cake if that helps Carrlala.

ellienchip said...

This is the loveliest version of a Kit Kat cake that I've seen, thank you for sharing it. Would you please share size pans you used? Thank you again!

Emerzim said...

Hi @ellienchip! The bottom layer was a 9 inch round and the top one was probably a 6 inch. A 5 inch pan should work too.