Ingredients

How to make it

  • Unwrap the MILKY WAY® Brand Miniatures, and chop all but two of them.
  • Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions.
  • Fold in the chopped candy, before transferring the batter to 3 8-inch cake pans.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated 350-degree oven.
  • Set 1/2 cup of vanilla frosting aside.
  • Using blue food coloring, tint 1-1/2 cans of the remaining vanilla frosting to the desired shade of blue.
  • Once the cake layers are cooled, sandwich blue frosting between the layers
  • 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.
  • Spread the top and sides of the cake with swirls of both blue and white frosting, to give the cake a water-like color.
  • 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.
  • Decorate the side of the cake.
  • here are some suggestions:
  • * 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.
  • * Make the schools of M&M’S® fish:
  • - 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.
  • - Press a school of 3 or 4 orange M&M’S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies, and pipe red fins and tails.
  • * 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.
  • * 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.
  • * 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.
  • Decorating the sea bottom:
  • * Sprinkle the cake with cookie crumbs all around like sand. Scatter M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies around the cookie crumbs.
  • * Make a treasure chest: Trim off the top of one MILKY WAY® Brand Miniature.
  • Place a second MILKY WAY® Brand Miniature on top like the top of a chest, keeping the lid open.
  • Fill the center with yellow M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies as if they were gold!

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  • sqooky 4 years ago
    So cute I'm going to use this for my cousin's 5th birthday cake. He wants to have a pirate pool party, so I'm going to add a pirate ship to the top!
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    " It was excellent "
    blondie80 ate it and said...
    I LOOOOOVE THIS! Thank you. You got my 5!
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  • bluewaterandsand 6 years ago
    Looks and sounds great!
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  • leonora5 6 years ago
    This is very creative and just beautiful!
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