How To Make A Crayon Cake Tutorial

Decorating By tguegirl Updated 6 Dec 2012 , 11:27pm by remnant3333

tguegirl Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 10:29pm
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I've gotten a bunch of requests for this, so thought I would post instructions. First of all, all credit and many thanks goes to kiraboo for the original idea.

Start by stacking sheet cakes into an 11X15 rectangle (I only had 9X13 pans, and so baked three and cut them up until I got the proper size.) Make sure to bake them high enough, as you'll need some height for the ice cream cones to fit on the side. On one end, carve out a semicircle shape with three arches for the crayons. Again, be careful not to carve away too much of the cake because you'll need enough height to comfortably stack two rows of ice cream cones. Cover with buttercream and fondant.

Cover ice cream cones with fondant. I used aine2's edible glue (water and tylose) directly on the cones and then covered with fondant. I found that rolling the fondant thicker prevented it from ripping. It also made for a smoother finish, because it covered up all the designs and textures in the cone. Smooth with fondant smoothers--this is the only way I was able to get it smooth. I used melted chocolate to glue the cones on the side. You don't need to fondant the end the cones are stuck onto, because the cones will fit closely enough that you can't really see the small areas between them. If your cones don't fit, you can shave off some of the sides to make them fit. I had to do this, but you can't tell once the cake is finished.

Finish with your fondant decorations, including gumpaste flaps for the lid and side. Photos of the process follow (please excuse the mess in the background!).

Good luck with your crayon cake!

27 replies
Normita Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 10:38pm
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I was just going to email you for directions....thanks again!!

Normita Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 10:38pm
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I was just going to email you for directions....thanks again!!

dabear Posted 30 Oct 2009 , 10:47pm
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So cool!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank-you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

cakesmade4u Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 12:08am
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That is sooooo cute thanks for sharing thumbs_up.gif

FlourPots Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 1:28am
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Excellent! Thanks very much for sharing icon_smile.gif .

milkmaid42 Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 1:44am
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What a timely tutorial! Just today I was thinking what to do for my grand daughter's birthday. Perfect! Thank you for sharing this with us.

andpotts Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 2:14am
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Your cake is awesome and so well done! Thank you so much for sharing, I am putting your tutorial together in a word doc now. I love having new cakes to try to make. The crayon box was on my list, but I had no idea how to pull it off, your instructions and pictures are perfect!!! thumbs_up.gif

cylstrial Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 2:51am
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Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!! Love the cake!

Cristi-Tutty Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 2:57am
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wow thank you...awesome....icon_smile.gif

jobueno Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 3:14am
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Very cute cake and awesome tutorial thanks for sharing!

ibmoser Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 1:31pm
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Awesome tutorial with great photos - thank you so much!

bashini Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 2:38pm
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Its absolutely brilliant! icon_smile.gif Thanks for sharing! icon_biggrin.gif

Mme_K Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 4:00pm
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This is terrific! Thanks for sharing. Your cake is great! thumbs_up.gif

Rosie2 Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 4:14pm
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Ahhhh, thanks a million!!!! thumbs_up.gif

Spuddysmom Posted 31 Oct 2009 , 4:16pm
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Thank you so much! I love this cake!!! "Excuse the mess in the background"? hey, I appreciate the mess in the background - it's photos like that they make me believe that lowly cake goofs like me might pull off a stunner like this!

CakesIMake Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 8:45pm
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this is awwesome ...thank you!!!!

dsilvest Posted 9 Jun 2010 , 8:53pm
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Thanks. Great tutorial.

cakekim Posted 25 May 2011 , 7:11pm
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Thank you! I will be trying this for last day of school celebration! Thank you, Thank you!

cupcake_cutie Posted 25 May 2011 , 7:22pm
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Wow! This is so nice!

luntus Posted 25 May 2011 , 7:34pm
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thank you for sharing.

AKS Posted 25 May 2011 , 7:36pm
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Many thanks-into my bookmarks!c icon_smile.gif

sweetideas Posted 26 May 2011 , 2:43pm
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LOVE your cake!

noahsmummy Posted 8 May 2012 , 10:01am
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amazing! thank you!

unctoothlady Posted 8 May 2012 , 2:59pm
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I am soooo making this for my childs 3rd birthday!

Kathy107 Posted 29 Nov 2012 , 2:50pm
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Thanks for the tutorial. 

lovediamond Posted 6 Dec 2012 , 10:48pm
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That is really COOL!!!!!!!!!!!icon_surprised.gif

remnant3333 Posted 6 Dec 2012 , 11:27pm
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this is awesome for kids!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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