Whew- it’s been a busy week! Not a busy cake week so much as a busy everything else week. The last week of school is always hectic, but in a good way—and with the last day of school behind us, my girls are ready for summer! Woo hoo! This calls for a celebration–let’s catch some lightning bugs and eat watermelon! :0) —I was almost so excited about the end of the school year that I forgot that Father’s Day is NEXT WEEK!!
I decided to make a blog tutorial today on a Father’s Day cake that would be simple, while showing off a new product all at the same time. Have you ever used frosting sheets…or sugar sheets? Today, I used Wilton’s new sugar sheets to decorate our (early) Father’s Day cake.
I bought a red sugar sheet, a blue, and a swirly red and white. They are sealed to keep them nice and flexible, and when you remove them, you’ll notice that they are backed with clear plastic.
I drew & cut out a “D” and an “A” so that I could use them as templates to cut out the word DAD from my sugar sheets. I used an x-acto knife, although the sheets are so flexible that scissors work fine too. I probably should have printed off my letters in a cute font to use for templates rather than drawing my own “D” and “A” templates :0)
I also cut out 16 strips to stripe my cake with. I measured my 8″ (buttercream-frosted) cake first to find that it was 3 ½″ tall. So, my strips are 3 ½″ tall also….and ¾″ wide. After cutting the strips, I began placing on the cake one by one. ***Don’t forget to remove the thin plastic backing!
I tried to space my stripes as evenly as I could. To do this, I used the clear backing leftover from one of my strips and used that to space my stripes. As I approached the back, I had to slightly widen my spacing to make the stripes work out just right. If I were better at math, or more patient with measuring, I would have figured this out in advance… :0)
I added a few white dots of buttercream here and there with my tip 4. I’m not used to such flat decorations & so I tried to do some extra piping.
All in all, I like the sugar sheets. They are easy, kid-friendly, they don’t stretch like fondant decorations do. The drawback…..hmmmmm…. only that you totally feel like you are gluing construction paper to your cake! I can look past that though–it’s fun to change things up a little now and then :0)
I think that the cake turned out cute!– you can use sugar sheets on fondant covered cakes, on cookies, and fondant decorations too. Here it is!
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