Typically I make my designed sheet cakes on a standard cookie sheet pan. Using a circular pan was the perfect way to capture the Jack-O-Lantern shape. Underneath the designed Jack-O-Lantern cake is layers of whipped cream and more cake.
These designed cakes taste so light and fluffy. They pair perfectly with whipped cream and aren’t overly sweet. You can add fresh fruit, jams, nutella etc. Get creative and have fun with it!
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I use Americolor Food Gel to achieve the most saturated, vivid colors without having to use a ton of dye. With this brand, a little goes a long way. You can find this brand on Amazon by clicking here.
I don’t recommend using liquid food gel as it can cause the batter to become too thin. When mixing the food gel into the cake batter, mix as little as possible so that you don’t deflate the egg whites in the batter.
Whipping Egg Whites
The stiff egg whites are going to be the bulk of what makes this cake batter fluffy and thick enough to be able to pipe designs without the batter being to thin and just spreading. As long as they’ve reached stiff peaks, you’re a-okay. Whipping egg whites should only take 6-8 minutes. You should be using the whisk attachment or an electric mixer at high speed to achieve the perfect stiff peaks.
Piping Your Design
Take your time with this step, and do your best to pipe the batter as close to your traced designs on the parchment paper. If the batter was made correctly, the batter should be thick enough to be able to pipe so that the batter doesn’t spread when piped. If you’ve made this recipe in the past and have had this issue it is most likely because the whipped egg whites mixed into the batter were over mixed and deflated.Yum