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