What you’ll need:
White candy melts
Small-diameter cylindrical molds
The days of tinting your own fondant are over – hallelujah! You can now buy fondant in nearly any color and skip the step of having to dye it. Why do you need to know that? Well, you’ll probably have several opportunities to purchase tinted fondant and use it, so it’s good info for that, but you can use the information right now. A chalkboard cake is going to make someone so happy and, since the fondant is already tinted black, you can make it in much less time. Whether for a birthday, a wedding, or a holiday, you can bet the cake will impress the guests!
Make a one layer, two layer, or other cake, depending on how many guests you’ll have, and what cake style you like. A tiered cake is especially nice for a wedding but a rectangular cake is fine for a child’s birthday party. Bake any flavor/color of cake that you want. Bake your favorite cake recipe, or just use a boxed mix, but avoid a cake that features chunks of goodies, such as nuts. After baking the cake(s) allow to cool.
Purchase black fondant or tint it yourself. You can now purchase already-tinted fondant but you can also buy food color in any shade. If you’re using the tinted fondant, follow the package directions to work it. Roll it out and lay it on the top of each cake. Roll out another piece to wrap around each cake. Use something like a bowl to cut a round shape for the top of a round cake. A piece of cardboard, wrapped in cling wrap, can be used as a pattern to cut a long band, for wrapping around a square or a round cake.
The black fondant is really black, so to make a cake that looks like it’s had chalk erased many times, dust some powdered sugar on each layer. Use frosting – if you want – to create embellishments on the dessert. Otherwise, just make chalk for drawing on it. The chalk can be made by melting white candy melts, pouring the liquid into small-diameter, cylindrical molds (common at a baking goods store), and allow it to set up. Pop out the molds and use the chalk shapes to write on the cake.
You’ve probably done at least one chalkboard project in your life – they’re very popular. But this is likely the first chalkboard cake that you’ve made. Perfect for a guy, a woman, or a child, and great for many different occasions, a chalkboard cake is delicious, unusual, and interactive!