Taco Cake

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??

Nope. Cake.

Fine.

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.

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One response to “Taco Cake

  1. Janette Johnson

    So cute and delicious!

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