Wednesday, August 17, 2011

How to: Rainbow Cake Layer and Ice

    In case you missed the first part about how to bake the cakes, look right Here. For my inspiration, check out these. Now by no means am I really good at icing a cake, but I can give you a few pointers to make your life easier. A's cake turned out beautifully and tasted amazing, we were quite the hit at the bowling alley! If I ever own a bakery, I am always going to have parties at bowling allies, everyone stopped by to ask who made the cake. I am not a professional baker by any means, but I think it turned out quite nice!

Tips for Layering:
  • Level cakes using a serrated knife to make them stack better
  • The top layer should be placed upside down so not as many crumbs on the top when you ice it later
  • Two people makes work go faster
  • Place the cake on a turntable with a piece of rubber to keep it from sliding off
  • Plan how you are going to move it (I may have forgotten this until halfway through and realized my cake was taller than my cake carrier)
  • Spatulas are amazing, angled ones are BRILLIANT

Tips for Icing:

  • Simplest is often the best
  • Buy nice sprinkles, tacky ones will look tacky, no matter how good the icing is
  • You can buy icing from your grocery store bakery (I bought Publix Whipped buttercream for the filling and buttercream for the outside)
  • Crumb coats are amazing
  • Find a tutorial to help, like Wisk Kid
  • Allow cake to cool before icing and after crumb coat
  • For my sprinkle effect, take pinches and sprinkle the top outer edge of the cake, then use a spoon to "lift" sprinkles periodically on the side of the cake


What is your favorite tip for icing a cake? Do you have any preferred way to decorate a cake? Do you use fondant or prefer marshmallow fondant? Have you ever made a layered cake before? Or do you stick to a one layer?


  1. This cake is AWESOME. She sure is a lucky girl!

  2. I think there are few things prettier than a nice layer cake...what's not to like? Making them can be tricky. I've used fondant before, but have not tried making my own, yet.


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