21 January 2012

Giant sandwich cake!

Ty really wanted a giant sandwich for his 4th birthday. It was my first time working with fondant but I think it turned out pretty well! Only a few little cracks in the 'cheese' from the substantial weight of the top layer, other than that it held together well on the way to the bowling alley for his party.

I used two packs of Betty Crocker chocolate cake (ugh I hate cheating with packet mix, but I figured I'd have enough trouble with the decorating), plus nearly a whole can of ready made vanilla frosting, some of which I coloured brown for the crust and 'BBQ sauce' filling. The white top is fondant with sesame seeds to make it look extra authentic!

I made the ham and salad pieces by hand from fondant coloured with Wilton gel colours. It was my first time using these colours too, hence my ham being a bit on the hot pink side. I made the pieces back in November and had them hardening in airtight containers in the cupboard which I think helped the cake to be a bit more robust - both of my kid's cakes need to withstand the heat, as they are both January babies (see Exhibit A - the bee with cellulite. Cake FAIL. It was about 40 degrees that day.).


  1. Thanks for the inspiration! My (soon to be 11 year old) son requested a sandwich cake for his birthday. I wasn't entirely sure where to go with this idea (square, white/tan cake I got...but filling? Marzipan?) and then I found your site. After seeing the cake you created, I was motivated to learn about and make my own fondant (reasonably successful) ham, cheese, lettuce and tomato. It's still a work in progress, but your cake has provided a wonderfully clear starting point. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh thank you Angie! I'm glad I could be helpful! :)