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How to Make a Costume Cake in 5 Easy Steps

Want to make an amazing cake that will leave everyone wondering how you did it? Then you need to learn how to make a costume cake! In this guide, we’ll teach you the basics of how to make a costume cake in five easy steps that even beginners can follow! Once you’ve mastered these techniques, you’ll be able to amaze everyone with your incredible baked creations!


Step 1: choose your base

In order to create your own unique costume cake, you first need to choose your base. This is typically going to be either a cake or cupcakes, depending on how much time you have and how much effort you want to put into making it. If it’s for a special occasion and you want something spectacular, go with cupcakes. A simple box mix will do just fine if you’re short on time and money.


Step 2: grease the pan with butter and flour

To make sure your cake comes out of its pan easily, it's important to grease and flour it first. To do so, spray or coat your bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. Then pour in 2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening (or butter) and spread it around until evenly coated with a paper towel or silicone brush. Once that’s done, mix together 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour and 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar until well blended, then sprinkle into your pan for an extra layer of protection. Don't worry about getting extra stuff on the inside—the rest can be brushed off as you go. When preparing any kind of cake batter, I also like using parchment paper underneath my pans; just leave an overhang all around for easy removal later on!


Step 3: mix all the dry ingredients together

2 cups of cake flour, 1 tsp. Baking powder, 1/2 tsp. Salt, and 2 tsp. Of cinnamon together into one bowl. Add in all-purpose flour if you have any leftovers from your previous recipe (like me). If not, add another 2 cups of cake flour into another bowl and mix together with a spoon until there are no lumps left. Set aside both bowls of dry ingredients.


Step 4: pour in wet ingredients

When adding wet ingredients to your dry ones, it’s important not to overwork them. Mixing them together too much can cause gluten, which makes your cake tough instead of light and fluffy. When you pour your wet ingredients into your dry, do so slowly and gently—your batter will be thick, but that’s fine! Just make sure not to overdo it when you stir.


Step 5: bake it at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

Baking your creation will make it sturdy enough to hold up under construction and adornment. It’s important that you bake your costume cake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes; any more or less time than that may alter its shape, making it difficult to construct. As an alternative, if you have an electric carving knife you can run it through your cake vertically, horizontally and diagonally until everything is even.


Cake decoration

A costume cake requires more than just following a recipe and baking it. There are plenty of different elements you can include, from cookie dough used as accents to fondant decorations. You can even make fake food out of gum paste if you want. Before putting all of these parts together, however, let’s break down exactly what we mean by costume cake. This means that your cake will be shaped like an animal or character from a film or TV show.


In conclusion

At first, making your own cake may seem like a lot of work. But once you get over that initial intimidation, it’s not so bad. That said, take your time and don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it! With these steps, you can whip up any type of costume cake in no time at all. Happy baking!


If you have read so far and decided to give up the idea of ​​trying to do it yourself, feel free to contact us to order a custom cake from us!