Candy Pour Cake~ A Gravity Defying Cake Video Tutorial

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In this free gravity defying cake video tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make an impressive and EASY gravity defying candy pour cake for Valentine's Day!

The techniques that we will demonstrate in this video can be used for endless design options. Gravity defying cakes are always going to bring the WOW factor. They are so much fun, and unexpected!

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Easy Gravity Defying Cake

Gravity defying cakes can sometimes be tricky and involve a trip to the hardware store. We are always looking for the easiest possible option that still looks amazing when it comes to cake decorating. So, today's cake construction couldn't be simpler. 

I'm going to show you the easy way to build a gravity defying support system for cakes that features something suspended that is lightweight.  Lightweight it the key word for this type of cake construction. ;0)

For today's cake, we're suspending a gift bag with candy spilling from it, but there are endless options: candy wrappers, empty soda or beer cans, plastic bottles, cartons, etc.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we thought that it would be fun to use a gift bag so that we could incorporate all sorts of candy rather than just one kind.  I hope that you enjoy the video!  We had so much fun making it!

Don't miss our other Valentine's Day Cake Ideas and Recipes! We have so many fun cakes to share with you!

Materials for Easy Gravity Defying Cake

(*Our cake is a 3 layer White Almond Sour Cream cake, frosted with our Fluffy Buttercream Frosting recipe.)

3 Ten inch Cake Cardboards or Foam Core circles for the cake base

1 eight inch cake cardboard (I always have one board which is the same size of the cake.)

Hot Glue/glue (We hot glue our 3 boards together to create base.)

Something to wrap cake base as usual (We used a white plastic tablecloth)

Wooden Dowel, ¼ inch thick (ours was also 17 inches long.)

Pencil sharpener for sharpening the dowel (Keep an inexpensive one on hand for kitchen use only) ;0)

Gift Bag

Piping Gel and Small Paint Brushes

Assorted Candy of your choice

Fondant  for building out the candy (Optional, but a big time saver and less candy will be needed.)

Miscellaneous: Spatula, Tape, Paper Towel or other "filler" for bag,

Candy Pour Cake

Cake Recipes for this Design

There are so many cake recipes that would be perfect for this easy gravity defying cake design! Some of our favorites are Chocolate Cake from Scratch,  Red Velvet CakeMilk Chocolate Cake, and Strawberry Cake.

If you like working with cake mix recipes, we have a great brownie cake, easy chocolate mousse cake, and marble cake mix recipe as well!

Enjoy the Video

Thanks so much for stopping by. We hope that you give this fun candy pour cake a try. Don't miss our full collection of favorite cake decorating tutorials as well as our favorite Valentine's Day Cake ideas


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  1. Very cute cake! I love how bright a colourful it is with all the candy pieces. And I do love candy :)

    Great video and great wire tip and the end. Very helpful and informative as always.

  2. Well done Melissa, quick and easy cake, but unusual and so pretty! That's my Son and Daughter-in-law's anniversary cake sorted!

  3. Thank you, I love it! my husband love chocolate and I am going to try it with some M&Ms. Love all of your videos, I have learned so much, I am so thankful for it, I really appreciate it.

  4. Thank you all so much for your comments, we really appreciate them!! xo
    @Graciela, so glad that you plan to make this!

  5. Hi Melissa, thank you for the great tutorial, I just finished decorating my version of your cake!!, amazing and challenging, I am just starting to learn how to decorate. I can't wait to see the new video you are editing, I'm sure you will be addressing the challenges I encountered. Thanks again.

  6. Hi Millie- I'm glad that you made this cake! We've posted the other video that I referred to in the description for this tutorial -- It's a teapot themed gravity defying cake (fun, but a bit more involved than this one!) - Here is a link:

    **Let us know if you have questions, I'm curious about what you found most challenging with this tutorial--we are happy to help!

  7. Melissa, I made and decorated this cake for Valentine's Day for my grandchildren and they loved it! They kept staring at it and asking "how did you do it?" Your tutorial was easy to follow and it wasn't as hard to do as it looked! The white almond sour cream cake was delicious! I added a strawberry filling between the layers and it turned out great! Your buttercream frosting was delicious too! Thank you for an amazing and fun tutorial!