Twizzler Flower Toppers For The Perfect Spring Cake

Twizzler Flower Spring Cake
I have a confession to make. Approximately a quarter of the cabinet space in my kitchen is dedicated candy storage. I just did the math. Is that wrong? Whenever I see new or seasonal candy, I feel compelled to buy and try it. I also happen to be a sucker for anything rainbow. So, when I came across a bag of rainbow Twizzlers, they were in my cart before I even knew what was happening.

The bright colors were just too cute to pass up. Perfect for a springy cake design! Using the Twizzlers whole didn’t seem like a great option. After cutting a few up, I realized that the cut pieces looked just like Perler beads! You know, those multicolored beads you arrange on a peg board and then melt together to make little pictures. My inner-8-year-old started jumping for joy and my spring candy design was set in motion.

Twizzler Flower Cake

What You Need

  • Rainbow Twizzlers
  • Small cutting knife
  • Buttercream iced cake
Twizzler Flower Cake Decorations

How-To

Stems and Leaves
Cut a green Twizzler into 1- to 2-inch segments. Cut the pieces in half again, length-wise. Trim off 1/4-inch thick half moons to use as leaves. Continue to cut some of the sections length-wise to get different sized pieces to use as stems and blades of grass.

Daffodils
Cut six 1/4-inch thick pieces from a yellow Twizzler, then cut one 1/2-inch thick piece from an orange Twizzler. Arrange the yellow Twizzler pieces around the larger orange piece at the top of a green Twizzler stem.

Twizzler Flower Cake Decorations

Liliac
Cut seven 1/4-inch thick pieces from a purple Twizzler. Arrange six of the pieces side by side above a green Twizzler stem. Add the final piece of purple Twizzler above the top two.

Twizzler Flower Cake Decorations

Blossom Clusters
Cut three 1/4-inch thick pieces from a pink Twizzler. Cluster the three pieces at the end of a green Twizzler stem.

Twizzler Flower Cake Decorations

Butterfly
Cut two 1/4-inch pieces of blue Twizzler. Turn one of those pieces on its side and cut in half again. Cut a 1/2-inch piece of purple Twizzler, then turn it on its side and cut it into fourths, lengthwise. Arrange the blue Twizzler pieces above the thin purple Twizzler butterfly body. Use the larger piece of blue to form the top of the wing.

Twizzler Flower Spring Cake

I used my little candy flowers to decorate the sides of a buttercream iced cake, but these would also work really well as cupcake toppers. Don’t be afraid to mix up the shapes and colors of your flowers when creating your candy garden.

  • Patricia Teeters

    What a wonderful idea. It’s so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  • Maddy

    So clever can’t wait to try this idea

  • http://rebeccacakesandbakes.com Rebecca

    I am hoping to find these Twizzlers so I can decorate a cake or some cupcakes with my kids using this fantastic idea! What store did you find them at?

  • yolanda
  • http://rebeccacakesandbakes.com Rebecca

    Thanks! Hopefully I can find them locally so I only need to buy one package!

  • http://rebeccacakesandbakes.com Rebecca

    I just wanted to report back that I found them at Target on sale for $2 for the large family sized bag.

  • carebear

    How big was the cake you made? Just trying to figure out how many layers and what inch pans (?) Thanks! Super cute idea; I’m planning on using this for Easter Dessert!

  • Dawn B.

    Making this today for my daughter’s 14 th birthday. I found the Twizzlers at Wal-Mart.

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    So awesome! Please send over the pics! Super Please.:)

    XO,

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Beki,

    Send over shots of the cake. We love to see our readers projects. Yeah!
    XO,

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi!

    Thanks for the 411! We’re getting hundreds of emails concerning this gorgeous cake. We love when our community comes together on our recipes.
    Soooo much fun!

    Thanks!!!!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Rita,

    Thanks again!

    XO,

    Rachel

  • Nancy Johnson

    You are amazing. I love this. My BD cake next month. Thanks

  • http://www.erinbakes.com Erin Gardner

    It was a 6-inch round cake. :)

  • Karin Marie Nystrom

    Great idea. My best friend shared your article with me on FB. I have decorated a few cakes, and bought several packages of Twizzlers. I tried cutting up the various flowers and stems for a white butter-cream cake (similar to the cake featured) I am making later this week. The Twizzlers CAN NOT be room temperature, in order to work with them; they are too soft. Try refrigerating, first.

  • Karin Marie Nystrom

    That’s where I got my packages.

  • Riley

    How tall is your cake? I have the 6″ cake pan. I’m trying to make a smash cake for my daughter’s first birthday photo shoot. Thank you!

  • Icd

    Thanks for the inspiration! Used it on a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.