Jack Skellington Cake

After making the lettering on the 49ers cake, I wanted to attempt it on a larger scale.  Once again, my friend was having a birthday dinner so it was the perfect opportunity.

Directions (lettering):

  • Print out the desired lettering on home printer; place under wax paper; tape wax paper to table to prevent it from moving.
  • Using the lettering as your guide, pipe the outline of each letter with royal icing onto wax paper; let dry to harden.
  • Add water to the frosting a few drops at a time to make it a thin consistency (similar to cake batter).
  • Once the outline has dried, fill the inside of each letter with the thin frosting.  Use a toothpick to push the frosting into small corners and crevices.
  • Let frosting dry and harden completely overnight (may take longer in cold weather).
  • Once you are ready to decorate your cake, peel off each letter from the wax paper and attach to the cake with a little frosting.

Directions (Jack):

  • Print out an image BACKWARDS; place under wax paper; tape wax paper to table to prevent it from moving.
  • Using piping gel (Michaels) in a frosting bag, lightly trace all the lines of the image on the wax paper.
  • Carefully lift up wax paper and place onto cake with piping gel face down.
  • Lightly press the wax paper to transfer the piping gel outline onto the cake.
  • Carefully lift off the wax paper.  The piping gel is a clear gel so you should now see the image outline on your cake.
  • Using buttercream frosting, trace and fill in the image.
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