Wilton Back-to-School Chalkboard Sheet Cake

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by Wilton Design Team

Wilton Back-to-School Chalkboard Sheet Cake

Introduce yourself to your children's new teachers this fall with an adorable cake!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include the time needed neither to bake nor cool cake.
  • 2
    Prepare batter following recipe directions. Bake and cool cake completely. Level and place on a foil-wrapped board.
  • 3
    Prepare buttercream icing following recipe directions. Use spatulas and icing to ice cake lightly. Use fondant roller with Orange guide rings to roll out Black fondant 1/8 inch thick. Cover cake with Black fondant. Reserve remaining White icing.
  • 4
    Set aside 12 oz. of White fondant and 40 oz. of Black fondant. Tint 12 oz. of White fondant Brown. (Combine Brown with Ivory for Brown shown.) Use fondant roller with Blue guide rings to roll out 1/16 inch thick. Use shell tool from set to texturize fondant. Use fondant trimmer to cut side panels, two each 2 inch x 9 inch, and two each 2 inch x 13 inch. Use damp brush to attach to sides of cake. For top border, cut four strips, two each 3/4 inch x 9 inch and two each 3/4 inch x 13 inch. Cut a 45-degree angle at end of each strip. Use damp brush to attach to top of cake.
  • 5
    Use tip 2, cut disposable decorating bag and reserved White icing to pipe message and people on chalkboard.
  • 6
    Roll 1/4 oz. White fondant into two logs, each 1/4 inch x 3 inch. Use damp brush to attach chalk to cake.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Wilton Performance Pans 13 inch x 9 inch x 2 inch Oblong 104105410
  • Wilton 10 inch x 16 inch Cooling Grid 104106022
  • Wilton Cake Leveler Small 104726889
  • Wilton Fanci-Foil Wrap Silver 104103289
  • Wilton 6 pc. Cake Boards 10 inch x 14 inch 104105908
  • Your Favorite Cake Mix or Recipe (10 cups of Batter used)
  • Buttercream Icing Recipe (use Wilton's or your favorite)
  • Wilton Straight Spatula 11 inch 104106124
  • Wilton Tapered Spatula 9 inch Black 104106120
  • Wilton Roll-N-Cut Mat 104106118
  • Wilton Fondant Roller 20 inch 104105842
  • Wilton 20 inch Rolling Pin Guide Rings 104105826
  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Fondant 24 oz. White 104795455
  • Wilton Decorator Preferred Fondant 24 oz. Black 104795459 (2)
  • Wilton Easy-Glide Fondant Smoother 104726982
  • Wilton Fondant Trimmer 104726988
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Ivory 104103406
  • Wilton Icing Colors 1 oz. Brown 104103415
  • Wilton Fondant/Gum Paste Tool Set 10 pc. 104793676
  • Wilton Decorating Brush Set 5 pc. 104793678
  • Wilton Disposable Decorating Bags 12 inch 104105894
  • Wilton Decorating Tip No. 2 104103104
  • Tape
  • Plastic Ruler
  • Food-safe Scissors