Stranger Things Pull Apart Cake

Stranger Things Pull Apart Cake

This Stranger Things Pull Apart Cake is a simply brilliant idea! Create this easy cake for your next Stranger Things watch party or event.

With this summer’s release of the fourth season of Stranger Things, which I immediately binged, I have all things Hawkins on the brain! Obviously, I’m a huge fan! So, in celebration, I want to share today’s Stranger Things cake with you.

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The boys wanted a Stranger Things cake for thier most recent birthday and I was not surprised. I mean, we made a Stranger Things Functioning Mask for halloween last year and even a Demodog Costume for Thunder. 

Stranger Things Recap

Stranger Things is a Netflix show set in the 80s, about a group of young teens faced with saving the world from the evils of the “Upside Down”. The combination of sci-fi and nostalgia quickly turned it into a hit.

I love that the boys get to experience the nostalgia of the ‘8os and get hooked on this classic series from Netflix.  This pull apart cake was a huge hit with the kids!

How to make a Stranger Things cake:

This pull-apart cake is perfect for all my Stranger Things fans out there! It doesn’t take a lot of time or effort, so it’s great for last minute plans.

Make it as a birthday cake, for a Halloween party, or the next time the gang wants to rewatch a favourite episode (or two…or ten) together.

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Cake supplies:

stranger things cake

Directions:

1. Bake a dozen cupcakes according to the package directions on a box of cake mix. Use cupcake liners so that the cupcakes don’t stick together. Allow cupcakes to completely cool before arranging them onto a large platter or cake board in a rectangle shape.

stranger things cake

2. Slather the vanilla frosting over all of the cupcakes in an even layer, creating a uniform look. You want to connect all your cupcakes with an icing sheet. This gives the illusion of a solid cake, without the need to cut individual pieces.

stranger things cake

3. Create three black lines about 1.5 inches apart on the cake using a tube of decorative black icing. Make the lines wavy and overlapping to look like a string of twinkly lights. Add a single black line or two to the top portion of the cake.

stranger things cake

4. Add a variety of coloured Smarties along the black lines of icing. Make sure that they are evenly spaced about 1/2″ apart. These Smarties are only available in Canada but colourful M&Ms would totally work too if you need an alternative.

stranger things cake

5. Finally, use a tube of decorative black icing to write out the letters of the alphabet under each Smartie “light”.

stranger things cake

More Stranger Things cake decor ideas:

  • Make a sheet cake instead of cupcakes.
  • Try different flavours of cake mix. I think red velvet would be a great option for the upside down!
  • Is your frosting too thick to spread? Empty the tub of icing into a large bowl. Mix in one tablespoon of milk at a time until you get the consistency you’re looking for. This can be done by hand, or with a hand mixer set to the lowest speed.
  • Peanut M&Ms make colourful Christmas lights and add a delicious crunch. Make sure that none of the people that are going to be enjoying this treat have allergies to peanut products though.
  • Create a cassette tape design in place of the lights. Really, any 80s-themed image will fit.
  • If you can get high quality edible cake images, they add a lot more detail to your finished product. This edible icing paper is often used in grocery store bakeries for themed cake orders.
  • Put frosting into pastry bags and pipe onto individual cupcakes. Top with Stranger Things edible cupcake toppers.
stranger things cake

This was honestly the easiest cake that I have ever made for the boys birthday!  I think that pull apart cakes are my new favorite thing.  In the past they’ve had epic Superhero Cakes, Angry Birds Cupcakes and even a Chewbacca Cheesecake.

stranger things cake

Love the Christmas lights!

The scene where Joyce hangs these lights and tries to communicate with her son Will is so iconic of this show!  All of the kids at the party thought that it was so cool. 

I dressed up as Joyce last Halloween, complete with a string of lights around my neck and brunette wig!  Isaiah was Will and Cam was a Demogorgon, we had a ton of fun!

stranger things cake

Here’s what the cake looked like after the kids started to pull it apart.  You guys!  I didn’t even have to cut it!! 

This Stranger Things pull apart cake was seriously the easiest birthday cake that I have ever made. Have you made a pull apart cake?  I would love to see it…

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stranger things cake

Stranger Things Pull Apart Cake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Stranger Things Pull Apart Cake is a simply brilliant idea! Create this easy cake for your next Stranger Things watch party.

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix, prepared
  • 1 tub vanilla frosting
  • 1 box smarties candy
  • 1 tube black frosting

Instructions

1. Bake a dozen cupcakes according to the package directions on a box of cake mix. Use cupcake liners so that the cupcakes don’t stick together. Allow cupcakes to completely cool before arranging them onto a large platter or cake board in a rectangle shape.

2. Slather the vanilla frosting over all of the cupcakes in an even layer, creating a uniform look. You want to connect all your cupcakes with an icing sheet. This gives the illusion of a solid cake, without the need to cut individual pieces.

3. Create three black lines about 1.5 inches apart on the cake using a tube of decorative black icing. Make the lines wavy and overlapping to look like a string of twinkly lights. Add a single black line or two to the top portion of the cake.

4. Add a variety of coloured Smarties along the black lines of icing. Make sure that they are evenly spaced about 1/2″ apart. These Smarties are only available in Canada but colourful M&Ms would totally work too if you need an alternative.

5. Finally, use a tube of decorative black icing to write out the letters of the alphabet under each Smartie “light”.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 94mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 27gProtein: 0g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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