November 11, 2014

We love to develop ambitious, mind-blowing projects. But at the same time, we love projects that are FAST and EASY!!

This CHOCOLATE STICK CAKE definitely fits that bill. It’s easy to assemble, and allows you all sorts of latitude.

Start with a standard 8-inch ROUND CAKE (single or double layer is up to you).

Give the outside of the cake a nice thick coat of CHOCOLATE FROSTING. This will act as your glue.

Then take some CHOCOLATE COVERED STICKS (like Ovation sticks) and break them into irregular lengths, leaving them all higher than the sides of your cake.

Then press the sticks vertically into the sides of the cake, like the pickets of a fence. Don’t worry about the irregular lengths. (The irregularity is fun on its own, but it also keeps this project simple. You don’t have to worry about getting them all even.)

Tie a colorful ribbon around the sticks, making a pretty bow in the front (which looks good and helps hold the sticks in place).

Cover the top of the cake with COLORFUL CANDIES, right up to the edge of the sticks. We used gumballs. But feel free to use M&Ms, jelly beans or whatever you like best.

And there you have it—a perfect little package ready to take to your next party!

Happy Decorating,

Alan and Karen

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