Photo, edible markers, or sugar sheet
Cookies, candies, flowers, or other goodies
With the challenge of producing a new cake for every birthday, holiday, and wedding, it can be difficult to create something unique. But you’ll never have to worry about that again when you see how to create a picture frame cake. There are so many different ways to make one that each time you do it will look different than a previous cake. That’s great because, now, you can really get creative with desserts!
It’s up to you if you want a picture frame cake that is square, round, or rectangular; the square or rectangle cake looks the most like a picture frame when finished. Bake any kind of cake and frost it as you normally would. It’s important, though, that the frosting be very smooth on top.
Create a frame on the cake by making a square or other shape. Outline it with cookies, silk flowers, candies, or other goodies. Then, decide on the picture that you want to show inside the frame, and how you want to make it. There are various ways to make the cake top image – some easy and inexpensive; some more complicated and costly.
One way to make the picture is a bit expensive but very beautiful. Buy a special printer or have the printing done at a bakery. The picture is printed with edible ink and rice paper; trim it and place it on the cake. The paper and ink melt into the frosting and create the most realistic of all picture frame cakes.
No expensive printer? That’s okay. There are other ways to make an image inside the frame on the cake. One way is to use a sugar sheet, cut an image out of it, and put it on the cake. It, like the rice paper, will meld with the frosting. Sugar sheets, in a wide range of colors and patterns, are available at places where baking goods are sold.
A very inexpensive and cute way of making an image inside of the picture frame is to first freeze the cake until the frosting is stiff. Then, use an edible marker to write or draw on the cake. Draw stick figures in action, simplistic vehicles, flowers, rainbows, or just about anything else. With a stencil, you can draw very intricate images with edible markers.
A picture frame cake is pretty, cute, adorable, or whatever you want it to be. It can portray family members, your favorite vacation spot, or a wild animal that you love. It’s the perfect cake for a man, woman, or child, and for virtually any special occasion.