Xylophone Cakes

Treat your taste buds with these colorful bite-size xylophone cakes!


  • Pound cake
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Colorful button-shaped candies
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Food coloring
  • 4 plastic sandwich bags


  1. Slice the pound cake into small rectangular pieces about an inch thick.
  2. Add a spoonful of frosting to each plastic sandwich bag.
  3. Add 2-3 drops of food coloring to each bag, alternating the colors as desired, and mix into the frosting by squishing the plastic bag in your hands.
  4. Cut a corner of the plastic bag and squeeze a strip of each color frosting on top of each piece of cake.
  5. Garnish each stripe of colored frosting with two M&M candies.
  6. Create mallets by topping two pretzel sticks with mini marshmallows.

Create more colors for your xylophone by combining different food colorings!