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Smarties Cake


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?

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  1. Shawny says:

    In Canada the all sugar “smarties” are called Rockets.
    I was actually really confused at first trying to think of all sugar smarties! hahaha

    Thanks for posting this picture though, I’m using it as inspiration for my daughters first birthday cake, same Idea, but 3 tiers and taking out the brown and pink smarties. hahah

  2. Michaela says:

    I am from Germay and I grew up with smarties. Wow, what an awesome looking cake!
    I just went to the store to get a whole bunch of Smarties and I will definately try to make this cake. Thank you for sharing :)

  3. Pippa says:

    Wow, I’d been looking for some Smarties cake ideas to make for a colleague who is leaving us at the end of the week. He loves Smarties so this is just the thing – I’ll have to dress it down a little though!

    And I think I’ll probably go for a chocolate icing base rather than the vanilla [?] base in the pic. As Mae West said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”

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