Gravity Defying M&Ms Cake

For anyone new here: hi. I’m Elise, and I LOVE candy. I also love gravity defying cakes. I love making a cake that will blow someone’s mind. That’s what I was hoping to do with this cake. I’ll be showing you how to make a Gravity Defying M&Ms Cake! If you LOVE this idea, check out my M&Ms Gravity Defying Cupcakes!

For this recipe you’ll need my chocolate cake recipe. You can find that recipe here. You’ll also need my perfectly pipeable buttercream frosting.


  1. Preheat a moderate oven (350°F/175°C)
  2. Line your cake tins with a piece of parchment paper. Take 2 large pieces of parchment paper, and fold them into thirds. Then, roll the parchment paper into a circular shape, and place them into the cake tin.grease-cake-tin
  3. Fill your cake mixture to the rim of the cake tin. Place a 4’’ or 6’’ piece of parchment paper on top of the cake mixture.
  4. Bake in a moderate oven until they spring back when touched in the middle.
  5. Allow the cakes to cool in the tins for 15 minutes. Remove the parchment paper, and remove from the cake tin. Set aside until it’s completely cooled.
  6. Use a pair of scissors to puncture a hole through your 4’’ cake board. Make sure your balloon stick can stick through.
  7. Spoon melted dark chocolate onto that 6’’ cake board. Place the balloon stick cup down onto the chocolate. Let set.m&ms-rainbow-cake-stand
  8. Cut a neat corner from your M&Ms packet, and pour them M&Ms into a bowl. Then, fill your empty packet with cotton balls.
  9. Stick your balloon stick into the cup.
  10. Use a serrated edge knife to trim the top of your cake off the larger cake base. Then, cut that cake in half.
  11. Trim the top of the cake off of the top (smaller) layer of cake so that it’s even with the bottom layer. Cut that cake in half, as well.level-cakes
  12. Brush the top of your cakes with simple syrup.
  13. Spread buttercream frosting to the top of the bottom half of your base piece. Then, center it onto the balloon stick and slide it down onto the cake board.
  14. Add buttercream frosting to the top of your base piece, and stack it onto the balloon stick onto the cake.
  15. Place skewers down into those 2 cake layers for stability. Cut them so that they are even with the cake (MAKE SURE TO REMOVE BEFORE SERVING!!!)
  16. Add buttercream frosting to the top of the bottom half of the top piece of place it on the cake board.cake-layers-mm
  17. Repeat with the top piece.
    Add a layer of buttercream frosting to the entire outside of the cake to create a crumb coat.
  18. Transfer to the freezer for 30-60 minutes.
  19. Add another layer of frosting. Scrape back any excess frosting to create a clean frosting
  20. Smear melted chocolate onto your cake board, and place your cake on top.
  21. Use a toothpick to apply melted chocolate to the base of the balloon stick, and add M&Ms.
  22. Add M&Ms to the outside of the cake. You want to cover about a third of your cake. You can add in hand fulls, but I decided to add one by one. Place M&Ms in a spilling effect down onto your cake board as
  23. Stick melted chocolate to the back of your M&Ms and stack them up the balloon stick. Place an M&M packet at the top.


It’s raining M&Ms and I’m okay with that! 🌧️


For the printable recipe click here:


What You’ll Need:

  • Cake batter – you can use your own recipe or a packet mix but you’ll need a double batch
  • Buttercream frosting
  • 3 large packets of m&m’s
  • A small packet of m&m’s
  • Sugar syrup (2 tbsp apricot jam with 3tbsp water heated in the microwave)
  • Melted chocolate – dark, milk or white


  • 10″ cake board
    *Optional Cake turntable
  • 6 ” & 4 ” cake tins (or whatever size you want your layers to be)
  • 6″ & 4″ cake boards (make sure the smaller board is cardboard, not thick wood)
  • 4 x skewers
  • Serrated edge knife (bread knife)
  • Balloon stick with balloon holding cup attached
  • Offset spatula
  • Pastry brush
  • Spoon
  • Scissors
  • Cotton wool balls
  • Parchment Paper

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