This Homemade Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Cake is a quarter sheet cake. We colored the red buttercream a day before so the color would intensify. We’ve found that if the colored buttercream sits for a day, the color gets deeper and we don’t have to use all the red coloring to get it that deep.

We cut the turtle shell outline, the masks, the weapons and the ribbons on the masks out of fondant and let them sit for a couple of days. The picture of the TMNT was from their official website and traced onto rice paper. We found the TMNT font on the internet and printed out Leslie’s name which was then free-handed onto the cake.

It was a huge hit!