Coolest Vinyl Records Cake

I made this Vinyl Records cake for my father-in-law’s 60th birthday party. I started with an 8″ round cake with a 3″ depth from Wilton, which is used to bake an entire cake mix. I baked two cakes, one a confetti party cake and the other is a chocolate fudge cake. (Each cake takes about 55-60 minutes to bake.)

I cut the confetti cake’s rounded top off and then halved the cake to form two single-layer cakes. The middle cake is the chocolate cake of which I just cut the rounded top off to make it a little taller than the other two. I cut the two confetti cakes in the corners to look like they were sitting right up next to the taller chocolate cake.

I started with chocolate buttercream icing that I dyed using black gel coloring. (It took about 2/3 of the jar to get the color right, though it darkened upon sitting.) I iced each cake and then used a cake comb to get the grooves for the record. Next, I piped tinted white buttercream frosting on the tops of each to make the “label”.

Once each record was complete, I used a #16 tip to pipe a shell border around the base of the records to complete each one. The cake received rave reviews, even though their tongues were tinted a little black!

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