Candyland Cake

I love baking for kids – it is so much fun! I just did a Candyland themed birthday for my daughter. I decided to make the cake look like the board game. I love bright colors and had real fun playing with all the colors and candy while making this cake. Personally, I prefer kid’s cakes that have more of a homemade feel and are not so perfect. So –  here is how I made my not so perfect, very homemade Candyland cake!

Candyland Cake

Candyland Cake



Here is a list of the kinds of things I used ( you can always substitute according to what is available in your area):

  • One 9X13 sheet cake – to make this cake use your favorite cake recipe & frosting ( you can even use a box mix)
  • Keep the frosting white so that you can tint it in different colors
  • Lollipops
  • Pepppermint candies – all colors
  • Gumdrops
  • M&Ms
  • Starbursts
  • Ice-cream cones
  • Little frosted cupcakes (store bought or homemade) to fit into the Ice-cream cones 
  • Little character picture cards& plastic players from the Candyland Game (you can always substitute this too with printouts from the computer or skip it altogether)
  • Pink sugar crystals


  • Split the white frosting into four bowls and tint them green, pink,  yellow  and leave some white ( you can pick any colors you like or can even do the whole cake on white which will look very nice too).
  • I frosted the cake with these four different colors.
  • I then took the colored peppermint candies and stuck them all around the sides of the cake.
Peppermint candy on the side of the cake

Peppermint candy on the side of the cake


The Rainbow Path

  • I started at the bottom left corner of the cake and used different colored starbursts to make the rainbow path on the cake.
  • I put two of the gingerbread character pawns at the beginning of the path.

The Candy Castle

  • I put the frosted mini cupcakes into four of the the ice-cream cones and topped them off with a gumdrop each.
  • I then stuck these ice-cream cones deep into the top right hand side of the cake to make it look like a castle. 
  • The castle should sit at the end of the starburst rainbow path.     

  • Let one ice-cream cone ( the one at the back) be a little taller than the three in front surrounding it.
  • I stuck the character card of Princess Frostine  right in front of the castle

Lollipop Woods

  • On the left hand upper corner of the cake I made lollipop woods.
  • I cut a few colored lollipops to different heights and put them in a cluster.
  • I stuck the character card of Lolly right in front of the woods

Gumdrop Pass

  • I used a  few different colored gumdrops to build a small pass from the first level of the rainbow path to the next one.

Peppermint Forest

  • On the right hand side of the cake where the path curves inwards to go to the next level, I used a few red and white peppermint candies to make a little representation of the Peppermint forest.
  • I stuck the character card of Mr. Mint right into the Peppermint forest.
Rainbow Path, Candy Castle, Lollipop Woods, Gumdrop Pass, Peppermint Forest

Rainbow Path, Candy Castle, Lollipop Woods, Gumdrop Pass, Peppermint Forest


To finish off:

  • I stuck six colored and striped candles in and around the gingerbread characters.
  • I wrote happy birthday on the starbursts that made up the rainbow path with a #3 wilton tip
  • I used a #21 wilton tip to make little flowes/stars on the base around the cake and then I put different colored gumdrops in each of these stars.
  • I used a little bit of pink sugar that I sprinkled all over the cake just to add a little touch of color
Candyland Cake

Candyland Cake

I have also put pictures of two other cakes I made along with the main Candyland one. I just used leftover supplies from  the main cake to decorate the other two.

Additional Candyland Cake

Additional Candyland Cake


Heart Shaped Candyland Cake

Heart Shaped Candyland Cake

6 thoughts on “Candyland Cake

  1. The CandyLand Cake you made was one of the most amazing cakes I’ve ever seen. The pictures don’t do it justice. Truly amazing. You rock.

  2. This cake was really beautiful. It was amazingly similar to the board game. So colorful and fun. You really had the candyland theme nailed!

  3. hey food fairy! the candyland cake… it’s stunning! You’re an artist!

    I LOVE your blog, its design, your passion and you 🙂

    And babe, for us less gifted cooks, please post some healthy ‘one dish meals’??!!

  4. these cakes are amazing! I love to bake too .. What a great idea for a birthday cake..I also prefer homemade to store bought! 🙂

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