Candy Land Cake

READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
SERVES: 30-40


  • 2
    (18 1/4 ounce) packages cake mix, of your choice
  • vanilla frosting
  • chocolate frosting
  • green food coloring, spray (optional)
  • Starburst candies
  • red fruit roll-up
  • red coarse sugar
  • dots candy
  • regular and miniature peanut butter cup
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • 1
    large and small gumdrop
  • dum dum pops candy
  • miniature candy canes
  • clear and blue rock candy
  • cake and waffle ice cream cones
  • multicolored candy sprinkles
  • green colored crystal sugar
  • round peppermint candy
  • conversation heart candy


  • Line two 13-inch x 9-inch baking pans with waxed paper and grease the paper. Prepare cake batter; pour into prepared pans. Bake according to package directions. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely; remove waxed paper.
  • Level tops of cakes; place side by side on a covered board. Frost top and sides of cake with vanilla frosting; mist with food color spray, if desired.
  • With Candy Land game board as your guide, form a path using Starburst candies. With vanilla frosting, pipe "Happy Birthday" on candies. With chocolate frosting, make an arrow, pipe "Start" on the arrow with vanilla frosting.
  • For the Mountain/Gumdrop pass, use a red Fruit Roll-Up, red coarse sugar and Dots.
  • For the Forests, add peanut butter cups topped with piped chocolate frosting, chocolate jimmies (sprinkles), gumdrops, Dum Dum pops, candy canes and rock candies.
  • For the Castle, pipe vanilla frosting into ice cream cones, garnish with Dots and sprinkles.
  • Between the pathways, add green colored sugar, sprinkles, miniature marshmallows, peppermints and conversation hearts. Pipe additional frosting to fill in spaces; top with sprinkles.
  • Pipe vanilla frosting around base of cake; place peppermints around the top edge of cake.
  • NOTE: This cake is best eaten the day it's prepared. Do not refrigerate.