Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 30 mins

A great decorated center piece cake for your fall dinner party. The idea came from a 1998 Crafting Traditions magazine. It is made from 1 9" round yellow cake. The recipe calls for a bought cake mix and frosting, but I don't see why you couldn't make it from scratch. The 1/2 cup of water and egg is what my boxed cake required. Just make cake per box instructions. Thanks goes out to LUv2BaKE for editting the photo. Please read through the directions for all the material. Prep time is frosting and decorating time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (9 ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg, to make cake
  • 12 cup water, to make cake
  • 1 (16 ounce) can vanilla frosting
  • 2 (16 ounce) packages Reese's pieces
  • 1 brown paper bag, cardboard, and yarn


  1. Bake cake in a 9 inch pan per box instructions.
  2. Let cake cool for 10 minutes and then de-pan the cake onto a cooling rack.
  3. Cool cake completely.
  4. After cake has cooled, place in deep freezer for about 30 minutes. This will help in cutting.
  5. Cut cake into 3 elipses. See photo in photo section.
  6. Place pieces on cardboard and frost.
  7. Arrange Reese's Pieces on cake to simulate kernels.
  8. The stocks are made from a light weight paper brown bag. Cut paper into strips to resemble corn stocks and add to cake.
  9. Tie twin or yarn around corn stocks.
Most Helpful

These cakes were easy, fun and even delicious. My 10yo sister and I had a great time putting these together, and the whole family enjoyed eating them. Maybe I will use a colored frosting that will blend with the Reese's better. I used real corn stocks.

Hadice November 25, 2006

My grandkids like rice krispie treats so I will use that as my base instead of cake

Leigh C. November 12, 2014

It was festive and cute and seriously sweet! My DS and I made for Thanksgiving. We had fun!

JamminJulie December 06, 2010

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