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BIRTHDAY CANDLE CAKE DIY

AndrewDurot Collaborator

Posted on January 31 2019

BIRTHDAY CANDLE CAKE DIY

NEEDED

Three, 4 Inch Round Cakes

White Fondant

Colored Fondant

Candy Melts

Sucker Stick or Skewer

Buttercream

When I got the idea for this cake, I was nervous because I’ve never baked a roll cake. I’ve watched enough Great British Bake Off’s to know how hard a roll cake is. So then I got the idea of three, 4 inch cakes laid side by side, to make a long candle shape. It was so easy, and I love how it turned out. Even my hubby was like, this is such a cute cake idea. He told me it was VERY Pinterest worthy. Thank you hubby ha. Now for all the delicious details, so that you can bake your own.

STEP ONE

Bake three, 4 inch cakes. Once cooled, lay the cakes on their side next to each other, with buttercream between each layer.

STEP TWO

Quickly frost the outside of the cake. No need to be a perfectionist. Even the sloppiest frosting job is going to be hidden by the layer of fondant.

STEP THREE

Roll out a large piece of white fondant, the thicker the better, and drape over the cylinder shaped cake. You most definitely do NOT, need to be a fondant pro for this cake. Once you’ve draped the layer of fondant over the cake, cut the excess with a knife or a sharp pair of scissors.

STEP FOUR

Using a pizza cute, or a large knife, cut strips of colored fondant for the stripes of the candle. Apply the stripes to the cake, using a little water to the back of the fondant strips.

STEP FIVE

To make the flames, simply melt a handful of Wilton candy melts and drizzle in a flame like shape over a sucker stick, or skewer.

STEP SIX

Once the candy melts have cooled completely, stick the flames into the top of the cake.

VIOLA! How cute would this cake be for a first birthday? A cake in the shape of a single candle for your babe turning one. It’s small enough being three, 4 inch cakes, that it’s the perfect size for a smash cake. Why didn’t I have this idea sooner for my babes first birthday?

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