I recently decided to take up cake decorating. I had my first order for a birthday cake and the theme for the party was crayons. I was asked to do a crayon cake. I checked out some pictures on the web and went from there.
The cake was chocolate with buttercream icing. I was pleased with the turn out, it being my first 'cake order'. I had never made a cake this size so I had to guess at the amount of icing to use. I under guessed that and I ran out of the yellow. I had to try to mix more to match what I already had used and that was very hard to do.
This was also the second cake that I baked for this party because the first one was over cooked. I bought a 'core' for my cake pan and that helped so much. After seeing the cake, I could see several things I would do different next time. I used some real crayons, the next time I would probably try to make the crayons out of royal icing. I would also make the 'larger' crayons more realistic next time.
I am now ready for another challenge. Maybe a wedding cake next time.
This Crayola Crayon Cake can be made using any favourite cake recipe. Prepare and bake the cake using a 13x9 cake pan. Once cake is baked and cool, place on cake board. At the top of the cake (9" section), slice midway through the cake lengthwise approximately two inches. Bring your knife back to the top of the cake and slice mid way down. You want to remove this section of cake so it resembles the "lid" of the crayon box.
If you want to add a filling to the cake, continue to cut mid way through the cake lengthwise and carefully lift cake and place on another board. Fill your cake and place "top" of cake back on. Take lady finger cookies and trim the tips to form a tip of a crayon. Place the lady fingers onto the section of the cake you cut out to resemble the lid.
Mix golden yellow and green frosting. You can ice the frosting on or use star tips for easier application. Frost or star tip the "crayons" different icing colours and using black icing, write the word "crayon" on each lady finger. Enjoy!
To start out, I viewed all of the great ideas for a Crayola Box Birthday Cake listed on this site! I just made a few adjustments: I didn't stack my 9x13 cakes, since I had over 40 people to feed. I baked one chocolate cake and one yellow cake, trimmed one edge off of both and stuck them together. Then I cut a step out from the top edge of the yellow cake for the "crayons" to be placed.
The other adjustment I made was to star tip the entire cake. I star tipped all of the green and red first, that way if I made a mistake, it would be easy to scrape off and do over. After completing the green, I then added the yellow.
For the cones, I did not melt the icing, I just spread a generous amount over the outside, then used a soft paintbrush, dipped in water to spread it out evenly. For a finishing touch, I added the black stripes on the crayons.