If I’m being honest, the movie Nightmare Before Christmas FREAKED me out as a kid. I absolutely hated it. Growing up, and till this day Christmas has always been my favorite holiday so a movie that tortured and scared Santa was basically my Amityville Horror. Years later and I finally bucked up and rewatched the movie and actually love it now.
To make this Nightmare Before Christmas Designed Sheet Cake I used my Designed Sheet Cake Master Guide Recipe. In this Master Guide I take you through every step of the process for these cakes as well as prove the full recipe. I guarantee you that any questions you might have about this recipe wil be answered with my in depth Master Guide.
Coloring The Cake Batter
I use Americolor Food Gel anytime I need to color batter, icing, buttercream etc. It works amazing, a little goes a long way for bright, vibrant colors. A lot of people wondered how I actually create the design. Many thought that it was icing or colored candy melts. To make the designs we are simply coloring small amounts of the cake batter. You only need a small amount of each color but this all depends on the design that you are making so use your best judgement.
Piping The Design
This step is the most intimidating to many people. I promise that it is so much easier than you may think. To begin the design, start by using an edible marker to draw or trace your design onto parchment paper. If you don’t have an edible marker, you can use a pencil or pen BUT be sure to flip that parchment paper upside down so that the batter never comes in contact with the non edible marks.
Once you’ve created the design on the parchment paper, and have made and colored the batter, it is time to pipe your designs on the prepared parchment paper. Take your time with this step and be sure to trace your design as close as possible for the best end result.
Easier Than You Think
I think that this recipe looks more intimidating than it is. I have so much faith in all of you to create this on your own. I hope that this guide helps answer your questions or concerns and that you go into this recipe with excitement and confidence. You better HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO.Yum