Yesterday was the first day that has really felt cold in Michigan. I love fall and have been waiting patiently for sweater weather!! So, I wanted to celebrate what felt like the first day of fall with a fall cake!! 🍂 I sort of winged this cake and I wish I was a little more calculated on what I was doing, but nonetheless it’s still pretty and will get eaten for sure! In my video below I am going to show you how to make a simple, but cute Fall Cake! I used Betty Crocker Vanilla Cake this time, which I LOVE, and Betty Crocker Creamy Vanilla frosting and Chocolate (for the tree). Why would I ever want to dye something brown when you can use Chocolate!!! Yum! With some fall colors this cake surely gives me all the fall feels.
Decorating Cakes can be frustrating, however if you stick to it and have fun with it that is all that matters. I find the initial frosting of the whole cake is the hardest part! Watch the video below to see how this cake came to be!
What I used
- Wilton Tip #233 (Grass), #47 (Tree/rough side facing out!), #67 (Leaves on tree and Sunflower leaves), #18 (Inside Sunflower and Pumpkin), #3 for the Sunflower stem
- Wilton Food Dye – Orange, Buttercup Yellow, Moss Green, Burgundy
- Betty Crocker Vanilla Frosting
- Betty Crocker Chocolate Frosting
- Betty Crocker Vanilla Cake (bake as directed)
- 2 – 9″ round pans
- Start by first frosting your entire cake with white frosting
- Pipe on your sunflowers petals, and stems
- Outline your pumpkin and fill it in!
- Make your tree trunk and branches then top with leaves
- Do the border of the cake, and your finished. Easy peasy!
Tips and Tricks
- If you have any cookie cutters at home, they are great for creating an outline on a cake! If you don’t have any you can always trace around a shape printed on a piece of paper.
- It always helps to color your frosting at once and have your bags ready to go!
- #18 Star tip is my FAVORITE decorating tip. It’s easy to control and always looks great!