February 18, 2016

Close your eyes and imagine: What’s the color of PEACE? Green (like nature)?  White (like a dove)? Well, the other day we were definitely feeling PURPLE!!! Maybe we had Barney on the brain? Or Willy Wonka’s jacket? Or perhaps we had eggplant for lunch. Whatever, that day, purple struck us as the happiest and most celebratory of colors. And so our PURPLE PEACE CAKE was born.

It’s a project that’s as easy as it is colorful.

Here’s how to do it:

Start with a 9 inch round layer cake. First skim coat the cake with vanilla frosting and put it in the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes to chill. Once chilled, cover the cake with vanilla frosting to completely coat and smooth the surface.

Using Candy Crumble or another candy coating like decorating sugar or sprinkles, evenly coat the top of the cake.

Use toothpicks to mark the cake at the center and at the 4 o’clock, six o’clock, 8 o’clock, and 12 o’clock positions.

To create the peace symbol, place purple Sixlets around the perimeter of the cake.

Next add a row of purple Sixlets from the 12 o’clock mark to the 6 o’clock mark, starting and finishing the line with 2 Sixlets at its end.

Complete the symbol by making lines from the center to the 4 o’clock and center to the 8 o’clock positions, finishing with 2 Sixlets at the end of the lines.

Add flowers to the open spaces of the design by adding a small hard candy surrounded by a contrasting color hard candy for the petals. (We used an orange Runt for the center and Cry Baby Tears for petals.)

Add multi-color gum balls or other colorful candy around the perimeter of the cake.

And there you have it. Now you’re ready to serve up PIECES OF PEACE to the entire family.

Happy Decorating.

Alan and Karen


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