Kit Kat, M&M Birthday Cake

A few weeks ago we had some friends visit to celebrate their youngest little mans 1st birthday.  I offered to make his birthday cake, as I love decorating cakes.  I spent some time searching for the right cake to make, but then a few days before my oven stopped working.  Eek.

Our friends were on their way and I promised them a cake, I didn’t want to disappoint. Another friend earlier in the year was showing me photo’s of the cake she made her kids, it was bright and colourful, I thought I would give it a go as no oven was needed.

I went to the grocery store and purchased 2 packets of white Kit Kat’s, a white chocolate mud cake, and 2 packets of m&ms, on this particular week all these items were on special!  I was super pleased with how the cake turned out.

Take all wrapping off the white chocolate cake and place on board

Cut Kit Kat’s with a sharp knife to have two bars per slice.  Then slice Kit Kat’s to have the desired height (I removed 2cm from each piece).  Place the Kit Kat’s around cake.

Place a ribbon around the cake to keep kit kat’s in place, then fill with M&M’s.

Super fast, very easy, very colourful cake!!

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50 comments

brella July 10, 2012 - 5:40 AM

this looks awesome 🙂

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Vcupitt July 10, 2012 - 7:23 AM

I LOVE THIS IDEA!
Even “I” could manage this one.

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Susan Nitz July 10, 2012 - 7:57 AM

How did you manage to get the kit kat’s to stay in place before you put the ribbon on?

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Kathryn July 15, 2012 - 5:26 PM

I just leant them up with a slight slant and then when you wrap the ribbon around it brings them all up standing tall

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Lisa July 10, 2012 - 8:29 AM

Looks awesome, although I would use real cjocolate not yucky white stuff.  What a great idea, think I’ll be using this one.

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michelle July 10, 2012 - 9:07 AM

this is great but yes do u put icing mixture around the cake for the kit kats to stay in place?? also for the ribbon?

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Nani July 10, 2012 - 8:55 PM

 The instructions say to put a ribbon around the cake to keep the kit kats in place

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Allison @ Utterly Organised July 10, 2012 - 9:08 AM

This looks divine!! I saw a picture of a cake like this online and was wondering just how it was made. I love white choc too.

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Ange July 10, 2012 - 9:47 AM

I’ve seen this with jelly beans in the middle and a Dora figurine to ‘kidify’ it. Looks so simple.

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Hannahshorney July 10, 2012 - 10:13 AM

Fantastic idea.

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Sunshine n Giggles July 10, 2012 - 11:33 AM

WOW! What a fantastic idea! Love it.

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Busymumto5 July 10, 2012 - 7:14 PM

LOL I made a cake similar for my daughters birthday in June.. Except I bought 2 mud cakes, cut the icing off one and added whipped cream and mini m&m’s!!

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disturbed_angel89 July 10, 2012 - 8:18 PM

Awesome I am so going to do this for my 23rd birthday!

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Abanannagirl July 10, 2012 - 8:57 PM

That was out of one of Donna Hay’s kids annuals, with a basic chocolate buttercake as the base.  I made it and used chocolate biscuits around the edge as they were cheaper (the Woolworths brand malt sticks, or you could use tv sticks if they were on special too)

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Shanballin July 10, 2012 - 9:21 PM

I have also made this cake!! Got an awesome reaction! I made a red cake to surprise my 3y/o who loves red and iced it thickly with buttercream icing that I then stuck the kit kats (used milk choc) to! Then filled with m&m’s and Maltesers! Eyes nearly
Popped out of the kids heads!!!

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Glowless July 10, 2012 - 9:25 PM

My question is what did you do with the 2cm from each piece?? 😉

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Jacqueline November 4, 2014 - 8:11 AM

Well, what do you think?!!!

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Kirsty July 10, 2012 - 9:53 PM

I have made this too… super easy and super effective 🙂

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Claire Lenton-Cater July 10, 2012 - 10:31 PM

omg so making this!

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Donna @ NappyDaze July 11, 2012 - 7:09 AM

Love this! Will be using this very soon for the husband’s birthday x

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Katrina July 12, 2012 - 8:23 PM

I hope he enjoys it

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Tina July 11, 2012 - 9:21 AM

Ive made this one too. It was a hit! But I used choc mud cake and original kitkat. I also iced the sides of the cake so the kitkats would stick to it.

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Julie July 11, 2012 - 9:48 AM

Wow, looks divine, I am so doing this for my hubby’s bday in a couple of weeks!  How did you get the kitkats to stay up prior to the ribbon going on?

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Katrina July 12, 2012 - 8:22 PM

Julie, get a little bit of icing sugar add a few drops of water to make a gluey paste, it should then stay together.

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Jenny L July 11, 2012 - 4:21 PM

Awesome idea….a favourite for young and old 🙂

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Katrina July 12, 2012 - 8:21 PM

I love some of the other example being shared, use Maltesears instead of m&m’s

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Emma July 12, 2012 - 6:21 AM

I love this, I might make it just cause I can

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Anne Cromarty Baldwin July 12, 2012 - 7:29 AM

Hello….I made this yesterday for hubbies birthday was so easy…but just need to say i needed 3 blocks of kit kats….. I love you, you have the best ideas. hope you are having a great day…. FB follower Anne

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Katrina July 12, 2012 - 8:17 PM

It such a simple cake, I hope your hubby liked it J

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Kathryn July 15, 2012 - 5:31 PM

I made it today actually and needed 3 blocks also. 2 just didn’t go all the way around. So glad I bought a 3rd block “just in case” b/c the checkout queues were looong! Was a huge success! Thank you for the idea. 

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karennarelle July 12, 2012 - 10:37 PM

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou. I am going to make this for my little girls 4th birthday on Wednesday!

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Katrina July 13, 2012 - 10:36 PM

I hope she enjoys it J

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MummyToFive July 14, 2012 - 12:00 AM

I did this cake for hubby last year and it was chocolate overload and he loved it! I love how did it with white chocolate though, it looks so yummy! 

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Mandy July 15, 2012 - 11:13 AM

Showed my hubby this a few days ago and he made me one for my birthday yesterday. No white chocolate here though – yuck!

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Kathryn July 15, 2012 - 5:25 PM

I “made” this cake today for my Miss3. It was a huge success. I did need 3 packets of the Kit Kat family break though. 2 blocks didn’t make it around the Woolworths cake. Thankful I bought 3 ‘just in case’. Phew! Also I used smarties because they have purple and pink in the packet unlike the M&Ms. The scattering of pink & purple smarties amongst all the other smartie colours then matched the purple ribbon holding up the kit kats. I also did a ‘double decker’ cake so that I didn’t have to cut the kit kats. I did Chocolate mud on the bottom (cut icing off to make cake flat) & white mud on top with jam and cream in the middle. Keep icing on the top cake to secure the kit kats & the smarties/M&Ms. LOVE LOVE LOVE. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE INSPIRATION. I love reading all your posts. 

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Manda-Kate July 18, 2012 - 6:07 PM

“Furry Friends” chocolates (upright – smooth side out) also look great as a border around a square or rectangle cake.

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My July 20, 2012 - 2:20 PM

Thanks so much for sharing this idea.  My kids and my husband made me one of these cakes for my birthday.   They put tim-tams around the outside.  I loved the idea so much I am making one for my brother-in-law.  I’m going to try some of the suggestions from the comments and use malteasers on top and furry friends as the border.  

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SheenyB August 16, 2012 - 9:35 PM

I made this cake for Mr 14 for his birthday, instead he wanted “Nans” chocolate cake, Skittles and the white Kit Kats (way too sickly let me tell you). It worked out beautifully and I had a very happy big boy.
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Vanessa February 14, 2014 - 5:21 PM

These are also great with fruit instead of m&m’s. For Xmas I made it with cherries on top. Next time I ‘ll try using strawberries.

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Deb - Blessed mum of 6 February 17, 2014 - 10:48 AM

I did the same with white Tim Tams for both my sons who turned 22 and 13 last week. So easy with the woolworths white choc mudcake, 2 pkts white choc tim tams, one large block of homebrand white chocolate and those little happy birthday chocs only less than $3 for about 16, I didn’t use them all and then sprinkles in the colours of the party decorations and those little etable silver things 🙂

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Katrina February 18, 2014 - 8:59 AM

this is a fabulous idea, I just saw the Adrian Zumbo has a new Tim Tam range, white choc and raspberry, that would add a nice touch to the cake too!!

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Jacqueline November 4, 2014 - 8:37 AM

You could also make this cake using chocolate fingers, orange flavour matchmakers or fudge fingers then top with Penny Pigs!

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 4, 2014 - 8:59 PM

sounds good Jacqueline. What are Penny Pigs??

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Jacqueline November 5, 2014 - 11:12 AM

Hello Katrina,
‘ Penny Pigs ‘ are a lovely lemon flavoured, foam sweet. Sold here in the UK by Marks & Spencer ( also known as M&S ). I think M&S are opening a store in Sydney sometime this year.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 6, 2014 - 9:42 AM

Ooh i will have to keep an eye out for when it opens, thank you.:)

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Dani December 20, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Thanks for this simple idea. You have saved me. I will make this for my daughter’s 5th birthday tomorrow. It’s a godsend at this busy time of year.

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Di March 29, 2015 - 5:02 PM

I made this cake this weekend and used 3 & 1/2 large blocks of kit kats, blocks must have shrunk since this post was first made. I bought the new chocolate swirl blocks. I also bought a tub of vanilla icing and spread it around the sides to make the kit kats stick before tying the ribbon around. Thanks for a quick and easy cake 🙂

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Kat - The Organised Housewife March 30, 2015 - 8:56 AM

Ooh that sounds really good! ( i like the icing idea, Di!) Yes i think the blocks do shrink over the years LOL.:) I really love how colourful this cake is x

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Heather April 17, 2016 - 8:33 AM

If you used any store bought cake that had frosting around the edge the Kitcat bars would stick. Also breaking the Kitcat bars down into their individual pieces instead of two, would allow them to lay more flat around all of the curve of the cake giving a prettier result.

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Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 18, 2016 - 8:41 AM

I found the mud cakes icing isn’t sticky enough for the kit kat to stick to, great tip about the kit kats!!

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