I helped my 13 year old, Twilight obsessed niece make this Homemade Twilight Cake. It is a two layer 6″ cake, and we used the red icing between the layers also. We used a lemon cake mix and made lemon flavored icing. She piped the black border using a star tip, I wrote the word “twilight” in white (trying to copy the font from the book), and we dug through my toddlers pretend food to find a red plastic apple to top it off.

My niece had the idea to write “bite me!” on the side of the cake. We had a lot of fun making this together, and it was so easy to do!

I use Wilton’s buttercream icing:

1 cup vegetable shortening

1 cup butter or margarine

2 tsp vanilla or lemon, almond, etc.

2 lbs powdered sugar

1+ tbs milk to thin

add 1 and 1/2 cups cocoa for chocolate