I saw some pictures online of cakes decorated with M&M’s and felt the urge to try it when my housekeeper’s daughters first birthday came along.
I made a simple vanilla sponge sheet cake, filled it with nutella, covered it with caramel and then decorated it with smarties (SA version of M&M’s). I dusted it lightly with edible glitter and hundreds and thousands. Even though I never got to taste it, as I sent with my housekeeper for her daughters party, I can’t imagine it was anything less then decadently delicious! I just love the way it looks – so bright and funky.
It was a large cake so I used 4 large boxes of smarties to decorate it with. The caramel on top needed to be thick so that smarties could stay upright sideways.