Another 30th birthday to celebrate – my bff, Nellie, hit the big 30 yesterday. She’s a fan of sour candy (or at least she was in college) so I decided to take a page out of the Candy Chef (so wish they delivered) and made her a candy cake. I may have eaten a few too many while making it as well—a good chef always tastes their food along the way. 🙂
The hard part was actually finding all the candy since I didn’t plan enough in advance to order online. I only know of three candy stores in Austin and two are too far away to make the drive just for candy. The Sweet Factory at the dying Highland Mall didn’t have any purple candy (her fave color) so I grabbed some red and white candy from there. Unfortunately, Airhead Xtreme Sour Belts only come in rainbow colors—a lot more colorful than I originally imagined.
This was pretty simple, it just took some time to roll all the sour belts. I also used toothpicks to pierce three sour belts together at a time since I wasn’t sure how it would keep going from Texas to Massachusetts. The toothpicks are definitely unnecessary if you’re hand delivering a candy cake. Below are the different layers.
I used one package of grape Twizzler twists, four packages of Xtreme rainbow berry sour belts, two packages of Xtreme blue raspberry sour belts, one package of Xtreme lemonade rush sour belts, and a mix of watermelon, cherry, grapefruit, and strawberry candy for decorations around the sour belts.
It turned out to be a fun cake alternative. But no more sour candy for me for a while.