Cute-as-a-Button Candy Cake Zoom

Cute-as-a-Button Candy Cake

Make a quick polka-dot cake that?s cute as a button. Mold colorful Candy Melts candy in the candy melting plate to make uniform, multicolored buttons to decorate the side.
Makes: Cake serves 12.
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Step 1

Make candy buttons. Melt blue, pink and yellow Candy Melts candy. separately, according to package directions. Use melted blue candy in cut decorating bag to pipe about 1/4 teaspoon of candy into each cavity of candy melting plate; buttons will measure approx. 1/2 in. across. Refrigerate until firm, about 5 to 10 minutes. Make 32 blue buttons.

Repeat to make 32 pink buttons and 32 yellow buttons.

Step 2

Make layered cake. Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool 2-layer cake. Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Layer and fill for a 4 in. high cake. Use spatula and icing to ice cake smooth.

Step 3

Add buttons. Use dots of icing to attach flat side of candy buttons to side of cake, making two vertical rows of four same-color candy buttons. Repeat four times around cake with each color.

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