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Cotton Candy Rainbow “Cake”

This Rainbow Cotton Candy “Cake” is fun for the whole family to build together! Shape it into a cake, stick skewers all around and top with gummies. Cut into “slices,” flip and enjoy like traditional cotton candy! Switch up the colors to design your own cotton candy "cake!"

Tasty Team
Total Time

2 hr 20 min

2 hr 20 min

Prep Time

10 minutes

10 min

Cook Time

1 hr 30 min

1 hr 30 min

Total Time

2 hr 20 min

2 hr 20 min

Prep Time

10 minutes

10 min

Cook Time

1 hr 30 min

1 hr 30 min

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • 1 yellow hard candy
  • 2 tablespoons superfine granulated sugar
  • 6 purple hard candies, or 3 cups (300 G) prepared purple cotton candy
  • 6 blue hard candies, or 3 cups (300 G) prepared blue cotton candy
  • 6 green hard candies, or 3 cups (300 G) prepared green cotton candy
  • 6 yellow hard candies, or 3 cups (300 G) prepared yellow cotton candy
  • 6 orange hard candies, or 3 cups (300 G) prepared orange cotton candy
  • 6 red hard candies, or 3 cups (300 G) prepared red cotton candy
  • 4 gummy candies

Special Equipment

  • wooden skewer

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 166
  • Fat 0g
  • Carbs 41g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 28g
  • Protein 0g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Make the cotton candy: Let the machine heat for 10 minutes before using, then turn off.
  2. Add the yellow hard candy and superfine sugar to the machine, then turn back on. When you see the cotton candy web begin, hold a wooden skewer in the center at a 45° angle. Move the skewer around the bowl and spin while the candy collects on the end, then move the skewer into a horizontal position and continue rotating to collect the rest of the candy, moving from side to side.
  3. Slide the white cotton candy from the skewer into a deep 6-inch (15 cm) round container and press down gently. Cover the container and refrigerate while you make the remaining colors.
  4. Let the machine heat up again for 5 minutes, then turn off. Add 2–3 purple hard candies to the center, then turn on again and collect the cotton candy on a wooden skewer, turning off the machine and adding more candies until the cone is big and fluffy. Add the purple cotton candy to the container with the white cotton candy, cover again, and refrigerate.
  5. Repeat with the blue, green, yellow, orange, and red hard candies, letting the cotton candy machine reheat for 5 minutes between each batch.
  6. When ready to serve, uncover the container and invert the cotton candy cake onto a platter. Insert 4–6 wooden skewers into the cake as “candles,” then top each skewer with a gummy candy “flame.”
  7. Slice and serve.
  8. Enjoy!

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • 1 yellow hard candy
  • 2 tablespoons superfine granulated sugar
  • 6 purple hard candies, or 3 cups (300 G) prepared purple cotton candy
  • 6 blue hard candies, or 3 cups (300 G) prepared blue cotton candy
  • 6 green hard candies, or 3 cups (300 G) prepared green cotton candy
  • 6 yellow hard candies, or 3 cups (300 G) prepared yellow cotton candy
  • 6 orange hard candies, or 3 cups (300 G) prepared orange cotton candy
  • 6 red hard candies, or 3 cups (300 G) prepared red cotton candy
  • 4 gummy candies

Special Equipment

  • wooden skewer

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 166
  • Fat 0g
  • Carbs 41g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 28g
  • Protein 0g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Make the cotton candy: Let the machine heat for 10 minutes before using, then turn off.
  2. Add the yellow hard candy and superfine sugar to the machine, then turn back on. When you see the cotton candy web begin, hold a wooden skewer in the center at a 45° angle. Move the skewer around the bowl and spin while the candy collects on the end, then move the skewer into a horizontal position and continue rotating to collect the rest of the candy, moving from side to side.
  3. Slide the white cotton candy from the skewer into a deep 6-inch (15 cm) round container and press down gently. Cover the container and refrigerate while you make the remaining colors.
  4. Let the machine heat up again for 5 minutes, then turn off. Add 2–3 purple hard candies to the center, then turn on again and collect the cotton candy on a wooden skewer, turning off the machine and adding more candies until the cone is big and fluffy. Add the purple cotton candy to the container with the white cotton candy, cover again, and refrigerate.
  5. Repeat with the blue, green, yellow, orange, and red hard candies, letting the cotton candy machine reheat for 5 minutes between each batch.
  6. When ready to serve, uncover the container and invert the cotton candy cake onto a platter. Insert 4–6 wooden skewers into the cake as “candles,” then top each skewer with a gummy candy “flame.”
  7. Slice and serve.
  8. Enjoy!

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