Cotton Candy Cake Tutorial

Does anyone else love thin as air, wisps of nothing spun sugar cotton candy? Pale pink sugar threads fluffing and puffing up like a beehive wig, melting into your tongue like magic.

We took Teddy to our city’s annual fair this past summer and I felt inspired by the cotton candy sticks in pale bubblegum pink and light turquoise.

 

My plan was to make cotton candy topped cake – but I didn’t realize that cotton candy deflates like a tired balloon. I had purchased a take home bag of pink and blue cotton candy to bring home for my cake project, but when I went to get it from my cake cupboard, it had hardened down to flat dehydrated blocks! Rats – I had missed my chance!

Still, I felt inspired by those beautiful colours and made this adorable pastel cotton candy coloured cake instead.

COTTON CANDY CAKE MINI TUTORIAL
1. Using your favourite vanilla cake mix, divide batter into two medium bowls. I love Rosie at Sweetapolita‘s fantastic recipes for both cake and buttercream.

2. Use a tiny dab of pink gel colour for the cotton candy pink and a tiny dab of sky blue colour for the cotton candy blue. Mix batter gently until coloured.

3. Pour batter into four greased and parchment paper lined cake pans – I used 7 inch round cake pans.

4. Bake according to recipe’s instructions.

5. Let cool, then frost with your favourite vanilla buttercream. I used a basketweave tip to create the fine-line ribbon look. Top with a fresh single raspberry. So cute!

Come on, take a bite! Who could resist such cute pastel cake layers?

PS – you can also find me elsewhere here: Craftsy!Check out my post on drool-worthy simple and pretty cakes by some of my favourite cake designers.

Handmade Charlotte!So stoked to be a new contributor to one of my favourite children’s design blogs. So many beautiful ideas, delivered daily! Please visit my Fluffy Lamb Cake DIY I made for them! xo

Have an awesome weekend, cake pals!
xo Lyndsay

Cake, photos and styling by Lyndsay Sung // Coco Cake Land

14 Responses to “Cotton Candy Cake Tutorial”

  1. danielle

    Found you through #altforeveryone. Your blog and cakes are scrumptiously wonderful!

  2. Coco Cake Land

    hi danielle! thank you so much, great to “meet” you! ^__^

  3. Neide MC

    Hi Lindsay, the cake it was very delicate.

    Kiss end have a nice weekend!

  4. Coco Cake Land

    @neide – thank you so much! ^__^

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  6. Coco Cake Land

    @easy desserts – thank you! ^__^ i will check it out!

  7. rahel

    waw..awesome

  8. thimble

    that is perhaps the most delicious looking and pretty cake I have ever seen! so so cute!!!

  9. Marj Jenkins

    I love this – both the cake and the crepe paper banner! Using the basketweave tip in an original way created a great texture!

  10. Coco Cake Land

    @rahel – thank you so much!

    @thimble – ahhh thank you, you’re sweet!

    @marj – thanks marj!! i liked the texture it created, too! thanks for stopping by! :)

  11. Lisa

    That looks so good! I love the frosting pattern. Perfect.

  12. Coco Cake Land

    @ lisa , thanks so much! :)

  13. Mara Dawn

    I love the colors in this cake. Also, congrats on Handmade Charlotte!

  14. Coco Cake Land

    @mara – thanks so much! ^__^

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