Wilton Nifty Fifty Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Nifty Fifty Cake

Change the numbers on this cake for any birthday or anniversary celebration!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include neither the baking nor the cooling times for the cake nor the drying time for the piping gel.
  • 2
    Bake and cool one-layer cake. Place on foil-wrapped cake board. Ice smooth with buttercream.
  • 3
    Cut 10 long x 2 in. wide strips of waxed paper. Place the waxed paper strips along the outer edges of the cake. This will protect the cake sides while decorating.
  • 4
    With the backing still on the Zebra Sugar Sheets!, spray the sheet with Blue. Let dry for at least 15 minutes. Using rotary cutter, cut two strips, 10 inch long x 2 inch wide, and two strips, 6 inch long x 2 inch wide. Remove backing and brush the back side (shiny side) of each strip with piping gel. Attach to top of cake.
  • 5
    Carefully brush the Black zebra stripe areas with piping gel. Immediately sprinkle with Black sugar. Remove excess sugar with a clean brush. Remove waxed paper strips.
  • 6
    Using rotary cutter, cut one 6 inch square from White Sugar Sheets! Attach square to the center of the cake with piping gel.
  • 7
    Using the numbered cookie cutters to coordinate with the person's age (“5” and “0” in the photo) and Black FoodWriter, trace numbers on back side (shiny side) of Black Sugar Sheets! Cut out numbers with scissors. Brush the numbers with piping gel and sprinkle with Black sugar. Let dry for at least 15 minutes. Attach numbers to white square using piping gel.
  • 8
    Using rotary cutter, cut four strips, 10 inch long x 3/4 inch wide, from Black Sugar Sheets! Attach strips to bottom border of cake using piping gel.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Sugar Sheets! Zebra 104560105
  • Wilton Sugar Sheets! Black 104560085
  • Wilton Sugar Sheets! White 104560103
  • Wilton Color Mist Food Color Spray Blue 104102939
  • Wilton Piping Gel 10 oz. 104105012
  • Wilton Sugar Sprinkles 3 oz. Black 104103807
  • Wilton Extra Fine Tip FoodWriters Edible Color Markers 5 pc. Primary 104718374
  • Your Favorite Cake Recipe
  • Your Favorite Buttercream Icing Recipe
  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Square Pan 10 inch x 2 inch Deep 104105970
  • Wilton 10 inch x 16 inch Cooling Grid 104106022
  • Wilton Fanci-Foil Wrap Silver 104103289
  • Wilton 6 pc. Cake Boards 13 inch x 19 inch 104105906
  • Wilton Angled Spatula 13 inch Black 104106126
  • Wilton Rotary Cutter 104560043
  • Wilton Decorating Brush Set 3 pc. 104105840
  • Wilton Cookie Cutter Set 101 pc. 104103007
  • Ruler
  • Waxed Paper
  • Scissors