Is it magic? It sure looks like it! This was a super fun cake to make. If you google “gravity cakes” you will find many cool versions of this. Some of them use balloon sticks but I always need a short cut…it’s a lack of patience thing for me. So….I used a chopstick! My chopstick part is inedible and just for the look, but the rest of the cake is perfectly delish! So, here’s how I made that part. I put hot glue on the chopstick and glued on some m & m’s. Then, I hot glued an empty bag to the top of the stick and stuffed it with cotton balls. Glue that shut too! Of course, you’ll let the kids know not to eat that one part, so no worries there!!! You could also use chocolate “melts’ as the glue if you’d like or even chocolate frosting!
For the Cake, I used two brownie mixes. I baked one in an 8″ greased cake round for 45 minutes. The other I baked 65 minutes in a 6″ greased cake pan. (Next time, I’d leave out some of this batter in the 6 inch pan as it took a really long time to bake it all the way through.) I let both cool and then froze them so they’d be sturdy. Once frozen, I placed the large one on a cake plate and frosted it. (Use parchment under it for neatness.) Place the smaller cake on top and frost that. You can use canned or homemade frosting. Then, the fun-add on your M &’M’s and yes, you’ll need lots!!!! When you like how they are placed on, place the chopstick in and voila!!! A Magic M & M Masterpiece. My boys were quite thrilled when they returned from camp and saw this. Can you guess what they ate for snack? YUP!!