Hey everybody! I’m helping my friend Jill over at Two Yellow Birds Decor
in celebrating her one year blogiversary! I shared a couple simple birthday party themes that I did for my little man. I wanted to share with you guys my simple cake tutorial using things you most likely already have at home!
Can or other round object
Double Sided Tape
Black Food Coloring
Golden Yellow Food Coloring (I used the wilton ones)
Disposable Frosting Bags
Bake your cake according to the mix directions in your pyrex bowl. I just searched google to help me figure it out. It’s pretty straight forward though…
Step 1: Dye your frosting. I used the end of a spoon for the black and a toothpick for the yellow. You will use a LOT of black food coloring…and heads up…don’t freak out if your little ones “business” is a funny color the next day…it’s because of the food coloring. Just telling ya like it is. Make sure you mix your frosting really well. There should be no streaks. You basically keep adding color until it’s to your desired tone. With the black though, it will still be gray, but as it sits, it gets darker, so keep that in mind…
Step 2: For your ears, find a round can or stencil, whatever you can find that will give you the size of ears you’d like. I was able to just use a can of peaches and it worked great! You will need 4 circles. Double Stick tape your toothpicks to a circle, then place another circle on top of them. Then stick your ears in your cake. Easy peasy. You can totally see the cake taking shape now!
Step 3. I like to keep a damp paper towel next to me when I’m working so that when my tip gets goopy I can wipe it off and continue. Start in the back of your cake and make starts all the way around your base. To make a start tip you basically start close to your cake and squeeze your bag slowly, once your star is the size you want, STOP squeezing the bag, lightly as in barely push your tip in and then pull it straight out away from your cake. If my description was WAY too confusing, I highly recommend just searching on you tube!
Once you finish a row, start another one right above it and repeat. When you get close to the top of your hat, You may need to add a little frosting to make it more rounded at the top. Just squeeze some frosting on there until you get your rounded shape, then cover it up as you continue your row of stars.
Step 4. To decorate your ears, start from the outer edge and work your way in doing rows of stars. You will do the same thing to all sides of your ears. And that’s it for the black! Easy right? This cake seriously took me only 30 minutes to decorate!
Step 5. For your writing, you can choose a larger tip or a smaller one. I personally prefer the smaller tip, but I wanted to show you the difference between the two. I just free handed the writing. If you’re uncomfortable with writing, there are tools that you can buy that will help you stamp out the letters and then you just trace them. Or I bet you could use a toothpick and lightly write the letters in your frosting and then go over it with your writing color. Or…you could just leave it blank! It’s all up to you!
I just love the way it turned out and it was SO easy to make! If you have any questions please let me know! And head over to Jill’s blog
to see my other fun ideas!
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I’m so excited, I’m going to my first blogger event tomorrow! I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures! Have a wonderful weekend!
Please remember that all of my tutorials and printables are for personal use only. This post was seen first at, and written by Cox’s Corner