Pancake Cake Tutorial – How to make a Pancake Cake
A pancake cake is a fun cake to make for any gender or any age. Weather you are 10 or 60 this is one cake thats bound to bring a smile on your face. This pancake cake tutorial will show you just how simple, easy and effortless it is to create this cake in no time at all. Use my tips and special notes to help you perfect this fondant food cake.
I had so much fun making this cake and it was so well received. Making a pancake cake has always been on my list and I thought well, its about time!! Can you see those strawberries and blueberries? Don’t they look so real? I love how they turned out. No one could believe those blueberries were sugarpaste!
Of course I had to share with you how I made this cake, so I left the camera on. A lot of the process is very repetitive and yet quite fun really. So here’s the video for those who do not get You Tube in your country. Below is also the You Tube video so you an choose which works for you.
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- Cake – I’ve used 4 layers of my Red Velvet Cake. I use the batter for an 8 inch round but baked 4 layers of 6 inch round cake so I would have an almost 8 inch tall cake.
- Frosting – I have used my Velvet American Buttercream recipe today but Swiss meringue buttercream, Italian meringue buttercream or French buttercream would work just as well.
- Fondant /Sugar Paste – I used my marshmallow fondant recipe today – about 1 .1 kg in total.
- Fondant Color –
- Pancake layers I tinted my fondant with Magic ColoursIvory gel(you can use cream as well ) Use ever so little – you just need to take away the white not really make it cream (makes sense?)
- Butter – I used a dab of golden yellow. Again use just a dab to make it creamy not yellow.
- Strawberry – Magic Colorredand a Olive Green. You can use red and add a dab of brown to deepen the color for the strawberries. And you can use green with a dab of black to deepen the green too!
- Blueberries – Navy blueand black – I started off with navy blue then added a bit of black. I also dusted the blueberries with black petal dust.
- Syrup – I used corn syrup with a little golden yellow and touch of brown. I’d say 1/4 cup corn syrup with 1 tsp golden yellow and 1/4 tsp brown. Then add more color if necessary. Or add more corn syrup to dilute the color. You can also use piping gel instead of corn syrup to make the syrup.
A few Tips
- This is a 6 inch round cake but as you can see it looks more like a 7 1/2 to 8 inch round when finished. Personally I think a tall stack looks nicer (not too tall though). If I had to do this cake again I’d add one more inch to my height.
- When rolling the long sausages – you can use an extruder if you want perfect pancakes. I wanted a more uneven stack of pancakes (I think it looks more realistic)
- The thickness of your sausages will determine the number of pancakes you have. So if you want more pancakes just make a stack of thinner pancakes (again not too thin)
- Make sure to distribute the joints in the pancakes all around the circumference so all the joints are not in one area. Alternatively, you can have them all in one place and then mask that with a drip.
- When placing the butter in the microwave – do it in 10 sec burst. I loved how puffy and more natural the butter looks because the heat melted the sugar paste and corn syrup.
- The fruits are painted or dusted so when placing on the cake – make sure you do not move them around too much as they will leave marks or color behind (don’t ask me how I know that!)
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