Dum Dums Birthday Cake Decorations

Candy decorations are a great way to create unique patterns and effects on cakes. Dum Dums are perfect for birthday cake decorations, since they come in so many pretty colors. These Dum Dum birthday cake decorations are sure to get many "oohs and ahhs" from the kids--and you don't have to tell anyone how easy it was to make!

Dum Dums Birthday Cake DecorationsDum Dums Birthday Cake Decorations


  • Cake Mix
  • Icing
  • Optional: Sprinkles

How to make it

  1. Bake and Ice your Cake. We used a cake mix to save time, but feel free to use your favorite cake recipe. We think white icing looks best against the brightly colored Dum Dums.
  2. Decorate with Dum Dums. Poke the Dum Dums in along the bottom of the cake, side by side, all the way around. The sticks are handy for keeping the candy decorations in place!
  3. Final Touches. Do whatever you like to finish your cake. Have fun with it! We added a "Happy Birthday" message on the top in colored icing.

Our rainbow cake is just one twist on Dum Dums birthday cake decorations. With all the fun colors Dum Dums come in, there are endless possibilities!

For the Dum Dums, choose any fun colors you want. We decided on rainbow. If you'd like to do the same, here are the flavors for each color:

Red - Cherry, Watermelon, or Strawberry
Orange - Orange
Yellow - Butterscotch
Green - Sour Apple
Blue - Blu Raspberry, Blueberry, or Cotton Candy
Violet - Grape
Violet Red - Fruit Punch

(We didn't include pink, but if you'd like to, use Bubble Gum Dum Dums!)

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