Kit Kat Candy Cake

I know these Kit Kat Candy Cakes are all over the internet, but every time I make one, I’m always surprised at how many people have never seen them! So today, I thought I’d do a tutorial showing you how easy it is to make one of these impressive cakes!

For today’s cake, I thought it would be fun to make it a little Goldfish Pond, but you could also fill it completely with candy – see my son’s Kit Kat M&M’s cake here – or decorate it for a pool or beach themed party! The possibilities are endless.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A round cake – I used a 7″ for this tutorial but any size will do!
  • Kit Kats (formula below to figure out how many you’ll need)
  • Frosting
  • Other Candy for decorations
  • Ribbon

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Start with your two layers of cake filled. I used a 7″ round cake and filled it with vanilla buttercream.

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Frost the cake. Make sure to get plenty of fresh buttercream around the sides! That’s what will help the Kit Kats to stick!

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Add Kit Kats all around the sides. They’re easier to work with if you break them into sections of 2 sticks. I have to tell you… you’re probably going to need more Kit Kats than you think!

Here’s a formula to figure out how many: Size of your round cake (in inches) multiplied by 3.14 divided by 2.5 (the width of a full-size Kit Kat).

Here’s the numbers from my cake; it was 7 inches round. I did 7 x 3.14 = 21.98. Then 21.98/2.5 = 8.79.  Round that number up… so I needed 9 Kit Kat candy bars. I actually only used 8 plus one stick from another, but that’s why you should round UP!

Would you have guessed that you needed 9 Kit Kats? It’s a lot huh!

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Add a good pile of frosting in the center and spread it out. If you’re going to be covering it with candy (such as this M&M’s filled one), then you can add as much or as little as you want because you’ll cover it up.

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Since I was going to make a little Goldfish Pond cake, I made sure to get a good spread of blue buttercream for water!

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I added little Goldfish and a ribbon and called it a day! After it was baked, this cake took less than an hour to put together but it’s so cute and so versatile!

Have you ever made a Kit Kat Candy Cake? I’d love for you to leave a comment!

Happy Caking!