How to Make a House-Shaped Cake

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There are lots of occasions when you might want to make a cake shaped like a house, such as when you are throwing a housewarming party for a friend or family member. Making a cake shaped like a house is a simple process and just requires a few tools and a bit of preparation. When you are trying to make a cake that looks like a particular person's home, use frosting and candies that coordinate with the colours of her home. Even beginning bakers successfully can execute a house-shaped cake.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • 2 square cakes, 8-inch
  • Cake platter
  • Serrated knife
  • White frosting
  • Red frosting
  • Frosted brown cereal squares
  • Liquorice ropes
  • Pastry bag
  • Black frosting

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  1. 1

    Place one of your square cakes onto the cake platter.

  2. 2

    Cut your other square cake into a triangular shape and place it on the cake platter above the first square cake to serve as the house's roof.

  3. 3

    Frost the house shape with white icing. Choose another colour of frosting if you are making the cake to look like someone's home who you know.

  4. 4

    Cut a piece of the cake scraps into a small rectangular piece. Cut the bottom of the piece diagonally and place it flush against the side of the house's roof to create a chimney.

  5. 5

    Frost the chimney with red icing so that it looks like it's made of brick.

  6. 6

    Cover the house's roof with frosted brown cereal squares so that it looks like it is covered in shingles.

  7. 7

    Cut liquorice ropes to the appropriate lengths to make two windows on the front of the cake and a door.

  8. 8

    Fill a pastry bag with black frosting and create details on the cake, like a door knob and window panes.

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