It is my tradition to make my family’s birthday cakes myself. I’ve made a lot of cakes over the last 9 years. With pleasure. My ideas mostly are simple. Every so often there will be a specific request. This year, I was left to my own devices, so I hit Pinterest in search of something cool and yummy.
It was my darling’s nine birthday, so nothing too twee. He LOVES Kit-Kats, so I figured, why not do the Kit-Kat cake? Okay!
I made both a vanilla layer and a chocolate layer from scratch. I then made some vanilla buttercream for the filling between the rounds. Next I made some chocolate buttercream to ice the whole thing. I put the cake in the fridge so the frosting would set nicely. Next I cut a piece of round wax paper the same size as the cake. Once I laid the Kit-Kats out along the edge of the cake, I placed the wax paper on the cake. I poured the m&ms inside the little pool and then added the ribbon. (I didn’t want to make the m&ms all slimy with frosting. Once we sang and the candles were blown out and wishes were made, we simply scooped the m&ms out and removed the wax paper.It didn’t look as pretty, but it sure was delicious!)