I’ve spotted the perfect leopard print cake that’s super fun to make!
How cool is this cake?! Leopard print both inside and out, make this surprise inside cake my new favourite design. I’ve made this cake before, and every time I do I can’t believe how easy is to achieve such a fun look that’s really a breeze to pull off. I used to look at all these surprise cakes and just put them in the too hard basket, mainly because I’m terrified of cutting into a cake, and seeing a mess of colours and awkward shapes inside. Plus when you are filming said cakes, the stakes are even higher. What if I have spent two days filming only to discover I messed up big time? No matter how many years you’ve been baking, nerves are hard to get a grip on sometimes.
This leopard cake did end up a touch more colourful than I expected though I must say. I forgot how much food colour intensifies when you bake it. Oops! It does give the whole cake a real 80’s vibe though. It kind of reminds me of the receptionist in Beetlejuice. You know the one with such pink hair it almost cracked the TV? Yeah, can’t say I’m too upset. I freaking love that movie!
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Because this design is kind of full on, I created some instructions to go along with it. Lots of you have been asking me to do voiceovers again on my videos, and whilst I hate the sound of my own voice, I do get it. I’m going to see about possibly making two versions, so you can hear me prattle on if you so choose, or you can just listen to some smooth music if you don’t want to listen to every single instruction. Either way, I’ll keep you posted!
Leopard print cake materials
- 7 1/2 cups vanilla cake batter, divided and colored as follows:
– 5 1/2 cups blue (Americolor Electric Blue)
– 1 cup black (Americolor Super Black)
– 1 cup pink (Chefmaster Rose Pink)
2 pounds 10 ounces buttercream frosting, divided and colored as follows:
– 1 pound 14 ounces pink (Chefmaster Rose Pink)
– 6 ounces black (Americolor Super Black)
– 6 ounces blue (Americolor Electric Blue)
- 3 cake pans, 9-inch
- 5 piping bags, 12-inch
- Spray oil
- 10-inch round cake board
- Paper towel
1. Taking 7 1/2 cups cake batter (a full batch of my vanilla cake), divide into two small and one large bowl. Add gel food colors, blue to the largest bowl, and black and pink to the smaller ones.