How To Make A Pencil Cake

This cake was a special request from my son.

He started going to school recently and wanted a pencil cake at the end of his first day 🙂

So, I was happy to make one for him.

You can decorate this cake in fondant but I think that using different colors of buttercream icing is so much easier.

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To make this cake, you will need the following supplies:

Vanilla pound cake
White buttercream icing
Yellow buttercream icing
Black buttercream icing
Pink buttercream icing
Light brown buttercream icing
Spatula
Knife
4 piping bags
Wilton tip # 21 (Small star tip)
Wilton tip #4 (Small round tip)

These are the instructions:

Step 1:
Bake two loaves of pound cake.
Use a sharp knife to cut out 3 pieces – 1 big rectangular piece, 1 small rectangular piece, 1 triangle piece.
Arrange the pieces in the shape of a pencil on a cake board.

Tip:
Freeze your cakes before carving them, which makes it easier to cut the cake without having to worry about crumbs.

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Step 2:
Use a spatula to frost the entire cake in white buttercream icing

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Step 3:
Use a butter knife or a spatula to make marks your cake to represent the different parts of a pencil.
This way, you would know which portion of the cake should be frosted in what color.

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Step 4:
Fill a piping bag with yellow buttercream icing and attach Tip# 21
Frost the big rectangular portion of the cake in yellow shell design.

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Step 5:
Fill a piping bag with pink buttercream icing and attach Tip# 21
Frost the small rectangular portion of the cake in pink shell design.

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Step 6:
Fill a piping bag with black buttercream icing and attach Tip# 4
Frost the small triangular portion and thin black line of the pencil in black icing.

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Step 7:
Fill a piping bag with brown buttercream icing and attach Tip# 21
Frost the remaining portion of the cake in brown shell design.

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And you are done!

Refrigerate this cake until you are ready to serve.

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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Happy caking everyone! 🙂

2 COMMENTS

  1. The cake looks lovely! Specially for youngsters who have had their first days at school i guess. Cos writing with a pencil for your teacher’s fun and so much diffrent than home. So pencil gets another understanding in their heads. And getting a pencilcake for your birthday makes them more proud and give them the idea, we belong with the people who use a pencil to write on a daily basis. Nice to see this little ones grow up don’t you think so?

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