A pancake cake is a fun cake to make for any gender or any age. Whether you are 10 or 60 this is one cake that's 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.
This is a 6 inch round cake but as you can see it looks more like a 7 ½ 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 a 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!)
Fondant Color -
Pancake layers I tinted my fondant with ivory gel (you can use the 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 - red and olive green. You can use red and add a dab of brown to deepen the color of the strawberries. And you can use green with a dab of black to deepen the green too!
Blueberries - navy blue and black - I started off with navy blue then added a bit of black. I also dusted the blueberries with black petal dust.
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