This cake almost didn’t get made.
Levi said he wanted an “orange cake, yellow inside, with orange candles.”
I was trying to convince him to have ice cream cones instead of cupcakes (no baking needed!) when he told me his cake desires.
I checked that he didn’t maybe mean cupcakes??
Then, about a week before his party he told me he wanted a taco cake. *sigh*
Pinterest had a few different versions but I had to kind of combine the ideas to get what I had in mind.
I made 2 cakes and cut them both in half. I added frosting between them and once it had set a bit I turned them on their sides and frosted them with a crumb coat. Then I did a smooth frost of taco shell yellow frosting on just the outsides of the tacos and along the edges.
After the frosting had set up a little I moved them carefully to a cake board. It wasn’t really big enough so I had to put the tacos close together.
I piped brown “meat” buttercream near the bottom of the taco and then swirled it with the tip of s fork to add texture. Next I added lettuce with a leaf tip and green buttercream. I added layers in different directions and of different lengths to make it look more full and realistic.
Lastly I added cheese and tomatoes with buttercream. I tried to be as random as I could to make it look more realistic.
To cut the cake I just sliced it straight down from the top. After he’d blown out his candles of course. 😁
You can see the rest of the party here and the taco cookies I made here.