True story. When I took my first trip to Europe I was 15 and my friend Brett begged me to bring him back some Smarties. At first I scoffed at his request. He could go down to the store and buy his own Smarties. It wasn’t until later that he explained that Smarties and Smarties were different. American Smarties are those round little things made from nothing but pure sugar. European Smarties are actually flat round chocolates in a candy coated shell. Think M&M’s but double the size. I ate nothing but Smarties the entire two weeks I was in Europe..and maybe some pasta in Italy. I think all I remember is the Smarties. I was 15 I knew nothing of the joys of pasta covered in cheese and butter. I could also spend two weeks eating nothing but Smarties and it wouldn’t show up on my thighs a week later.
Imagine my happiness when I found this cake covered entirely in Smarties. It’s almost channeling the Sixlet covered cake that I featured a few weeks ago. Perhaps it’s my love of candy covered cake or nostalgia for my youth that has my heart thumping when I first laid eyes on this beauty.
What do you think? Do you love cake covered in candy? Have you ever had Smarties? Did it change your life? Do you still wish you had the metabolism of a 15 year old?