Brush Stroke Pineapple Cake


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!
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Step 1

Bake cakes. Prepare cake batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool 3 cake layers.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

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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Brush Stroke Pineapple Cake is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very cute concept I made this cake for a friend’s Tropical themed birthday party. The concept is very cute, but the video could’ve been more helpful. The brush stroke technique seems very simple but is more difficult to actually execute. I’m a bit of a perfectionist so in my opinion the product came out messier than anticipated, but at the end of the day it still looks like a pineapple. Overall I got tons of compliments on the cake and everyone loved it!
Date published: 2018-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turned out great! I'm a beginner & this turned out better than I had dared to hope! I flavored the yellow candy melt with pineapple (oil based) flavoring. On the green leaves, at 1st they were too rounded; so I melted them and tried again, making them pointed. Also, I added cakepop sticks to the wet candy melt. It made it easy to stand them in the cake. I spread the project over 3 days.
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as I imagined I had a lot of problems making the yellow pieces. I think that there should have been a close up in the video of her making them. My cake looks awful in my opinion.
Date published: 2018-05-31
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