Decorate a Dessert … no experience necessary!

Do you ever take a dessert to a potluck, family gathering or maybe a Halloween Party in a pan?  I do!

Do you ever want to make that dessert look a little prettier than just a typical pan of brownies?  I do!

brownies pan sixlets flowers gumballs

Are you a great cake decorator?  I’m not!  OK, I’ve taken classes … don’t have the talent or patience to get everything perfect.  I prefer the relaxed and casual look … simple … easier for me to accomplish 😉

My project was inspired by this cake that I saw and pinned earlier this week.  The creator, Darlene is a very talented cake decorator.   I could not get it out of my mind … loved the colors, design and it had candy corn!  I took her basic idea and simplified …

brownies sixlets gumballs frosting halloween

Do you remember the Halloween Cupcakes that I made last week using Sixlets and Gumballs?  Well, I still had some candy, gum and frosting leftover.

This whole idea came to me late yesterday morning.  So I baked the brownies (Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge).  While the brownies were cooling, went shopping at Macy’s for a few things … spent waaaay too much time … distracted by Christmas stuff 😉  Then on to Costco … shopped and ordered pizza to take home … so I could finish the brownies.  Do you think it’s a problem that Marco (the guy that works the pizza window) knows me by name?  OMG, I know his name too! He actually said “Brenda, I haven’t seen you in a while!”  I explained that ordering pizza was a habit that we were trying to break 😉

Now I was finally home and loosing daylight quickly … finished the brownies in the house … moved outside to take final photos.  I actually frosted the brownies in the living room on the ottoman (while the hubby was watching and eating pizza) … to get some natural light!!!  I’m sharing this info to let you know how quick and simple the frosting and decorating was to do.

This is what you will need …


  • A pan of brownies (or any dessert, bars, cake etc.)
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups of frosting
  • 1 to 2 cups Sixlets and/or Gumballs


  1. Frost the brownies (I placed my frosting in the microwave for about 15 seconds to make it easier to spread a rather thin layer)
  2. Use the black candy to create a wavy line (leave about 1/2″ between candies)
  3. Make flowers (start with a black center)

decorating experience not required

There is no right or wrong way to decorate … just the way you want to do it!  I still have candy and gum left!  Humm, maybe I should have made more flowers?

I used Halloween colored Sixlets and Gumballs, however I don’t feel that this is specifically “Halloween”.  I love the color combo!  You can always change-up the colors to fit any occasion.

Decorated Dessert to go sixlets gumball

Confession … these brownies didn’t go anywhere … they stayed home and were enjoyed (after pizza) while watching TV 😉

Thank you again to Sweet Works for sending me the Sixlets and Gumballs 🙂

I look forward to your comments!

♦  I share my stuff with these fun parties 


9 thoughts on “Decorate a Dessert … no experience necessary!

  1. Brownie recipe… easy enough; same recipe I use at times :}
    Great decorating job. It’s so pretty.
    My kind of decorating; giving a good dusting of powdered sugar
    Enjoy your day


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