Yes, when I checked out at the register I worried if they thought I was actually eating all this candy by myself. 🙂
I pre-chilled my Kit Kat bars in the fridge so handling them would not bring on melting.
Never frost a warm cake!
I used my new Wilton cake turntable here and it was extremely handy. I used an offset spatula to frost the cake and prior to frosting I put down wax paper that was taped on underneath the turntable. Once the cake set in the fridge a few hours, I removed the wax paper and tape to reveal a clean edge!
I found this recipe at NOSHWITHME.COM. It was a perfect addition to our birthday parties. It was fun, delicious, and very attractive. Also, it was easy, which is great when you need a break from piping. You can use any colored 2-layer cake, but it’s preferable to use chocolate frosting so the frosting doesn’t show through the Kit Kats, believe me.
- Two 8″ or 9″ cakes, any flavor (I used an eggless wacky cake recipe).
- Chocolate frosting (enough for a 2-layer cake)
- One 12.60 ounce bag of M&Ms (or any candy you want to top it with)
- 11-12 full size (not snack size) packages Kit Kats (I bought 5 “XL” Kit Kat bars and barely had any leftover.)
- Bake cakes and let cool at least an hour, or until room temperature.
- Using a cake leveler or serrated knife, level cakes so the tops are no longer domed. (If you are using a serrated knife, it helps to freeze the cake first.)
- Separate each Kit Kat so you have sections of two Kit Kats. The original author put them in the fridge first so they wouldn’t melt while I was handling them. I personally think you could also split up all the Kit Kats and not even leave 2-Kit Kat sections, I will try that next time.
- Frost the top of one cake, then place the second cake on top of it. Frost the top of the second cake and the sides of the stacked cakes.
- Place the Kit Kats around the frosted cake, as close together as possible.
- You can also tie a ribbon around the cake to keep the Kit Kats from moving. Pour the M&Ms on the top of the cake. Slice and serve!