Celebrate summer with this adorable Brush Stroke Pineapple Cake. This cake may look spiky on the outside, but it’s sweet on the inside! Use your favorite coconut or pineapple cake recipe to make three delicious cake layers, then decorate your cake with Candy Melts candy petals and leaves to make it look like a festive pineapple. A fun cake for a summer barbecue, birthday or even a retirement party, this brush stroke cake is sure to be the ‘pine’apple of everyone’s eye!
Bake cakes. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool 3 cake layers.
Melt candy. Melt Yellow Candy Melts candy according to package instructions. Keep warm on warming tray, if desired. Thin candy with EZ Thin dipping aid.
Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper. Dip tip of 9 in. spatula into melted yellow candy. Make about 150 small ovals on waxed paper, about 1 in. x 1½ in. in size. Chill until candy is set, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Melt Bright White Candy Melts candy according to package instructions. Divide equally into two bowls. Using Green candy color, tint candy light green and medium green.
Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper. Using spatula, make about 8 to 10 swipes of light green candy, measuring 3 in. to 6 in. long. Curve swipes to left and right to create look of leaves. Use spatula to swipe medium green candy over first. Chill until set, about 5 to 10 minutes.
Tint icing. Combine Golden Yellow and touch of Lemon Yellow to get medium yellow color shown. Tint icing medium yellow using color combinations provided. Level, fill and stack cakes. Ice cake smooth.
Decorate cake. Carefully remove yellow ovals from waxed paper. Starting at top of cake, make row of ovals around cake. Continue adding staggering rows of ovals until covered.
Use remaining melted green candy to attach lollipop stick to back of leaves for added support. Insert candy leaves into top of cake.
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Great idea!My daughter requested a pineapple birthday cake so when I came across this cake I just had to try it but in a pineapple shape of course. Such a fun cake to make!
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 5 out of
Aunti m from
Brush stroke pineapple cake and companion cakeWhat a fun project! I had leftover chocolate that I used on a companion cake!
The main pineapple cake inside is a luscious coconut cake with a pineapple curd.
The second cake is disquised to find a Black Forest cake!
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 4 out of
"Brush" stroke Pineapple cakeWhen I saw this cake I found it adorable.
Wanted to try it as I also wanted to try a brush stroke cake...Glad I did!
Adding the Wilton product to thin out the white candy made it much faster to work with. I would recommend.