Monday, April 23, 2012

Puzzle Piece Cake

I recently shared this Puzzle Piece Cake tutorial at 30 Days
for Autism Awareness Month.

Puzzle pieces are often used as the symbol for Autism Awareness.
So, I decorated this cake with edible puzzle pieces in primary colors.

Let me show you how easy it was to make!
Start with a silicone mold like this one.

Melt some vanilla candy coating or candy melts,
and add food coloring.

Put your candy coating in a decorating bag and snip off the tip. 
Squeeze the chocolate into the mold, just covering the bottom of each cavity.

Let them set up, then gently push on the back of the mold to pop the puzzle pieces out.

Arrange them around the sides of your cake, and put a few on the top.
You could also color your cake layers to match the puzzle pieces. :0)

"Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have. It's about understanding that he is exactly the person he is supposed to be. And that, if you're lucky, he just might be the teacher who turns you into the person you are supposed to be."
- Joan Ryan

If you would like to learn a little about our autism story,
you can read about it here and here.

 I link up at these weekly parties.


  1. Thanks for sharing your knowledge! I love how the puzzle pieces match the inside of the cake!

  2. Wow, this is a VERY nice cake! Love it! Liz

  3. What a great idea!
    This cake looks sooooo colorful and beautiful

  4. This is such a beautiful cake, for so many reasons. :)

  5. The colors are so intense. Perfect primary colors.

  6. Robin you are so awesome! Thanks for sharing your story. I helps me understand little better about autism. And of course darling cake.

  7. Love this cake! So simple and clean and lovely.

  8. Your cake is beautiful! The puzzle pieces bring the cake to life (and I love your cake stand) Thanks for sharing!

  9. Beautiful cake! I love how bright and vibrant the colors are! Thanks for sharing your story as well. :) I have a 20 year old son with severe autism. I'm so very proud of him and all he has accomplished over the years (very much against the odds)! I also have a brother with Apergers who is a high level computer programmer for a major just shows that we should never limit or make assumptions about the things our children will be able to accomplish based on the word of a professional or anyone else. God bless you and your family! :)

    1. I love your comment, Michelle. :0) Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. What a fabulous idea - those puzzle pieces are just genius!
    Thanks for sharing how you made them

  11. Absolutely adorable cake! The colors are so vivid and such a tribute to those with autism. I think Drs make diagnoses and comments without really thinking what is "possible". They go by statistics...and not the right ones, IMHO. There are incredibly talented and remarkable individuals with autism ~ and I would love for all the Drs to see what they accomplish.


  12. where would you find the puzzle piece pan? I love the idea and would love to do it for my Autistic class.

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  20. Is it possible to change from making the Jigsaw out of Vanilla to Chocolate? will it work? because I cant find this from where I'm from.

    1. You can try to find white chocolate chips and melt those or white chocolate melting discs from Ghiradelli, You can also try the wilton candy melts in a multitude of colors and flavors.Hope this helps!


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