Activity 34: Glitter Cake
This week, our collection craft pack has contained a starter kit for cake decorating. Inspired by this, Vanessa had a go creating her own glitter cake at home. Though Vanessa doesn't seem too impressed with the result, I think it looks delicious and would happily eat the entire thing myself.
YOU WILL NEED:
Cake - from the shop or make your own if you can.
Icing or Buttercream
Edible cake decorating glitter
Anything else you like that could be used to decorate.
We have cake decorating kits left, so pick one up from Gallery 966!
WHAT TO DO:
Glitter Cake Decorating
A classic Pinterest disaster. They make it look so easy. Yet it is not.
Step 1 is getting the cake evenly decorated with the buttercream. Any avid bakers out there…could you tell me where I went wrong? I bought a ready made buttercream and a ready made cake. When applying the buttercream with a butterknife the cake started to come off every time I would lift my knife. With those chunks out, I started more gentle on the other side. This seemed to work better. Then it was just a simple matter of spraying and shaking the glitter on. THAT part was easy.
So, do you buy a ready iced cake and spray the glitter on, knowing that it is not fully ‘glued’ on? Or is there a knack to applying the buttercream that you lovely bakers know of?
Either way we would love to see some of your decorated cupcakes from your collection packs - please share your photos!
Get your cake.
Pipe into lines
Add edible glitter.
If you make one of these, please send us a photo - we would love to see!