Today is my 100th Post! Happy Post Day to me or I should say to us. I would like to thank my producer, God. My encourager, my brother Rob that dude at attifood with an attitude. My little eaters, Dryden, Deven, and Daelyn. My love and chief food critic “It’s alright”, Himself. My bloggy friends who encourage me through their faithful comments. And my readers, thanks for checking in daily. And to my Supper Club girlies and best friends, you are my inspiration. To my mom, who taught me what cooking and life is all about. I am loving this new hobby of mine. What a great creative outlet, too bad I didn’t discover it sooner. I am learning so much about photography, food styling, lighting, writing, editing, web design and building, food trends, and everything else food related. Thanks for your loyalty and I’ll keep writing.
Now for something fun, a big fat Candy Cake. I started making these a few years ago when I wanted to bring something original (and could travel well) to a family picnic all the way in Seattle. I couldn’t bring potato salad, security at the airport wouldn’t let me, so I came up with this cake. It is a Red Vine plastic canister, full of Red Vines of course, covered in colorfully wrapped candy. I purchased the Red Vines from Target as well as the candy assortment in a mega sized bag. I had the kids sort the candies then used double-sided tape to attach the candies. Once the entire container was covered and I was sure that the lid would still come off, I wrapped the entire “cake” in clear cellophane and secured it with a rainbow of curling ribbons. Very colorful and very welcomed by all the children at the picnic. There is no chocolate so nothing melted. I gave each child a clear cellophane bag with twisty tie (from Michael’s) and opened the lid and let them take some Red Vines and pull some candies off the exterior. It was like doing a Pinata but without stitches, head injuries, blindness, and the riotous plunge for the goods. Some adults even picked off some candy, Himself included. I also made one of these for Himself when he turned, ahem, older. He is the king of candy so this was the perfect cake. Fun to make and eat, a pretty center piece too, give this Candy Cake a try at your next party.
Below is a picture of the “cake” with the lid off. Sorry it is blurry but the photographer was eating all the leftover candies that did not fit on the cake and had a bit of a sugar buzz. But you get the idea.