How to Make a Volcano Cake

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How to Make a Volcano Cake
Create a cake that looks like a volcano. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Volcanoes are a source of fascination for children and adults alike. Therefore, when you are planning a party for someone who is interested in volcanoes, consider baking a cake that is shaped like a volcano. Because volcanoes have a basic shape, creating one your own is fairly simple. Use frosting to make the volcano look as though it is erupting.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • 9-inch round cake
  • Cake platter
  • 8-inch round cake
  • 7-inch round cake
  • Brown frosting
  • Serrated knife
  • Pastry bag
  • Red frosting
  • Orange frosting

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Place your 9-inch cake on the centre of your cake platter. Put a layer of frosting on top of it, then stack your 8-inch cake on top of it. Repeat this process and place the 7-inch cake on top of the 8-inch cake.

  2. 2

    Use your serrated knife to carve the sides of the cake so that they look like a mountain. The sides should be smooth, rather than looking like three cakes of graduating sizes placed on top of each other.

  3. 3

    Apply a layer of brown frosting to the cake.

  4. 4

    Place red frosting inside a pastry bag and pipe it onto the sides of the cake, so that it looks like lava is streaming from the top of the volcano down the sides.

  5. 5

    Clean out the pastry bag and place orange frosting inside it. Repeat the step above, overlapping the red and orange frosting in some places.

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