This was the main cake that I baked for Lucas's 10 years old Birthday party. And it was really well received by all his friend,my relatives and friends..
I have been keeping this M&M Ocean cake recipe long time ago (can't remember where I got this), when I refer to M&M website, i couldn't find the link.
M&M Ocean Cake
•1 bag MILKY WAY® Brand Miniatures –I omitted this•1 bag M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies
•1 bag M&M’S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies
•2 18.25-oz. boxes favorite cake mix-use my own recipe, refer to basic sponge cake •3 cans vanilla frosting-use my own recipe, refer to Vanilla buttercream
•Food coloring (blue, green, red & yellow)
•1 cup Chinese noodles- I use Yee Mee
•2 cups ground cookie or cake crumbs
•3 8-inch round cake pans- I use 9” round cake pan
1.Unwrap the MILKY WAY® Brand Miniatures, and chop all but two of them.-I omitted this
2.Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions. - I baked sponge cake
3.Fold in the chopped candy, before transferring the batter to 3 8-inch cake pans. .-I omitted this4.Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated 350-degree oven.- I baked sponge cake
5.Set 1/2 cup of vanilla frosting aside.-I prepared Vanilla buttercream6.Using blue food coloring, tint 1-1/2 cans of the remaining vanilla frosting to the desired shade of blue.
7.Once the cake layers are cooled, sandwich blue frosting between the layers
8.set one layer on a plate and frost its top; then set the second layer on top of the first layer and frost its top; then set the third layer on top of the second layer.- I only made two layers, apply a layer of blueberries jam
9.Spread the top and sides of the cake with swirls of both blue and white frosting, to give the cake a water-like color.
10.Swirl the frosting on the top of the cake with the back of a spoon, pulling each swirl so that it looks like a wave.
11.Decorate the side of the cake.
12.here are some suggestions:
13.* Divide the remaining can of vanilla frosting into three small bowls. Tint one bowl green, one red and one yellow. Transfer each color to a reasealable plastic bag. Snip the corner of each bag.
14.* Make the schools of M&M’S® fish:
15.- Press a school of about 4 or 5 green M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies into the side of the cake. Pipe fins and tails with green frosting.
16.- Press a school of 3 or 4 orange M&M’S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies, and pipe red fins and tails.
17.* M&M’S® lobsters: Use a red M&M’S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candy for the body. Then, place red M&M’S® for the tails and claws. Pipe the claw M&M’S® with red frosting to outline its detail.
18.* M&M’S® seahorse: Use a yellow M&M’S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candy for the body. Place a yellow M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candy to the top of the "body", and pipe a yellow frosting tail and snout.
19.* Sea grass & coral: Pipe green frosting onto the sides of the cake for sea grass. Then, press Chinese noodles into the sides of cake for coral.
20.Decorating the sea bottom:
21.* Sprinkle the cake with cookie crumbs all around like sand. Scatter M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies around the cookie crumbs.
22.* Make a treasure chest: Trim off the top of one MILKY WAY® Brand Miniature.- I omitted this23.Place a second MILKY WAY® Brand Miniature on top like the top of a chest, keeping the lid open.- I omitted this
24.Fill the center with yellow M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies as if they were gold!-I omitted this
**my note- you may also turn this to cup cake form, just place one decoration for each cup cake.
-sea horse, sea grass, coral (Chinese noodle)
-Ocean cup cakes and Ocean Birthday cake served on the party day !!