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Pot of This shimmery St. Patrick’s Day cake has a big surprise inside.

his might not be the first time you’ve seen a layer cake filled with candy. The “piñata cake,” as some people call it, has been showing up on blogs and Pinterest boards in all sorts of forms: rainbow versions for birthday parties, candy corn–filled cakes for Halloween, pink or blue candy–filled cakes for baby showers. To create our version, a Pot of Gold Cake for St. Patrick’s Day, we spent weeks perfecting the recipe so the layers were moist but still structurally sound. And then we had to figure out how to gild it. We tried sprinkles, food coloring, edible spray paint—but nothing really shimmered. Turn the page to find out how we finally got the look, and how we hid those M&M’s.

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FOOD NETWORK MAGAZINE

MARCH 2016

CON POULOS

FOOD STYLING: CHRISTINE ALBANO; PROP STYLING: PAMELA DUNCAN SILVER.

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