As of today there are 40 days until the start of the NFL. How do I know that? My boyfriend is a fantasy football fanatic. It’s all I hear about. All. I. Hear. About. It’s okay because honestly, I cannot wait for next season either. Give me pumpkin everything and football Sundays.
Assembling Designed Sheet Cakes
This is easily one of the most asked questions I receive. These cakes are assembled so that we can please our frosting and whipped cream people out there too – not just the cake people! I promise. For the FULL in depth Master Guide for these Designed Sheet Cakes click the link below.
In short, this recipe makes enough for three layers of cake. Two of the layers will be baked with no design. This will be bottom and middle layer. Between each layer goes whipped cream, and maybe some fresh fruit if you’re feeling spunky. Lastly, our beautifully designed sheet cakes go on top. No part of your design gets covered up, and you’re left with a light, spongey, delicious cake paired with whipped cream. Win. Win.
How Do I Trace The Design?
Well I’m glad you asked 🙂 This is another common question I receive regarding my Designed Sheet Cakes. I use edible markers that I purchase from Amazon. These edible markers will make the process for this cake so much easier. If you really want to make this cake today and can’t get a magical fairy to deliver an amazon order to your doorstep in the same day, don’t panic.
You can use a pencil or non-edible marker just be sure to flip the traced side of the parchment to face DOWN on the cookie sheet. That way the batter never comes in contact with the pencil or marker. Below are the links to my favorite edible markers and the best food dye.
How Do You Get The Cake So White?
Believe it or not…it’s simple. I use white food gel. Which I didn’t know existed until last year. Crazy right? It has come in handy so often and especially with these Designed Sheet Cakes.
The Possibilities Are Endless
Check out some of my favorite Designs Swiss Rolls & Designed Sheet Cakes to help spark some inspiration for when you give this recipe a go! 🙂
Can I Make This Ahead Of Time?
This cake is best made just before an event or serving time but you can absolutely make ahead of time and store it properly to ensure that is stays deliciously moist and fresh. I suggest making the cake at most, the day before the event.
Once the cakes are baked, the whipped cream is made and everything has been assembled to perfection – and again to assemble these cakes, it goes undesigned cake, whipped cream, fruit (optional), un-designed cake, whipped cream, fruit (optional), then DESIGNED cake on top. Once this beautiful masterpiece is assembled as I just described, wrap the cake and serving dish with plastic wrap very well. When I say very well, I mean to really make sure that the entire cake is protected from the cold weather in the fridge.
Store your wrapped cake in the fridge overnight or up until it is time to serve at your event. Wrapping the cake and sealing it nicely will keep it fresh and perfectly presentable.
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I hope you’re enjoying trying out the recipes and ideas I’ve shared😊 It would bring me so much joy to see your wonderful creations! If you make something inspired by my suggestions or recipes, please share it on social media and tag me @thesqueakymicer – I can’t wait to see what you’ve made!Yum