8 Fabulous Party Cake Techniques & Tutorials
Sometimes (or probably more like “most of the time”) stumbling on the Amazing Cakes from around the web makes me wish I could actually make one of these fancy treats! While most of them can look pretty intimidating for a non-pro, there are definitely some impressive, yet surprisingly “doable” tutorials out there…especially when the tutorial is very well presented.
So with that thought in mind, here's a round up of some of my favorite cake tutorials! All of these cakes look like a great addition to a birthday, bridal shower, etc – or just a fun way to practice & improve your own “sugar skills”. Whatever the occasion may be, it shouldn't be hard to find volunteers to help eat your frosted creation afterwards. 😉
Rainbow Cake– by One Charming Party (pictured above)
Talk about over the rainbow! This vibrant layer cake has not 3 or 4, but EIGHT colorful layers. Get ready for oohs and aahhs when you cut into this one! (P.S. For those of you that shy away from food coloring, you can find a tutorial for an all-natural, homemade dye rainbow cake here.)
Piñata Cake– by A Subtle Revelry
The name of this cake pretty much says it all. If there ever was a cake that defined straight-up “FUN”, this is it!
Burger Cake – by Coco Cake Land
I've seen some cute “burger cupcakes” before, but this playful tutorial super sizes that concept – and it looks absolutely DE-lish! Plus you get chocolate AND vanilla cake in every slice… definitely a bonus.
Pastel Swirl Cake – by Sweetapolita
This cake is pure loveliness – thanks to a fabulous (and easy!) frosting technique. There's a video included in the tutorial too, which is always extra-helpful.
Pink Vanilla Pocky Cake – by Sprinkle Bakes
A “fortress” of strawberry cream pocky candy makes this beautiful cake look both striking and delicate at the same time. It kind of reminds me of a pink princess castle.
Sprinkle Cake – by The Art of the Wedding Cake
Who doesn't love things covered in sprinkles, right? This cake has a clever presentation twist with thick “stripes” of sprinkles! It's done in a pretty pastel palette for the tutorial, but would look great in bright colors too!
Celery Stamp Roses (Cake Decoration)– by The Cake Blog
Exactly like it sounds, this fabulous frosting technique results in beautiful “stamped roses” for fondant covered cakes, thanks to a little food coloring and celery… who would've guessed?!
Ombre Sugar Hearts (Cake Decoration) – by The Art of the Wedding Cake
I couldn't resist including this tutorial for colorful sugar hearts, which look insanely amazing displayed “ombre style” on a 3-tier cake. It would be time consuming to make the exact cake from the tutorial, but you could definitely recreate this idea on a MUCH smaller level – maybe covering a 6″ cake or just doing a single band of hearts around a larger cake. Either way, I'm sure your guests will love it!