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Making Shaped Cakes in Our Apartments for Rent in Wildwood

You may think that the beautiful themed cakes that you see in the front windows of bakeries and pastry shops can only be made by the professionals. Well, think again. There are a variety of creative, eye-catching cakes that you can make right in your kitchen at PepperTree Apartment Homes. All you need is a box of cake mix, some food coloring, and a few different shapes of baking pans.

First, choose which flavor of cake you’d like to make. With so many mix flavors on the shelves, this can sometimes be overwhelming. However, since a shaped cake usually has between two and five separate parts, you can include several flavors in your cake so that party guests have a variety to choose from. Next, decide what shape of cake you want to make.

Some easy options include:

  • A lady bug
  • A teddy bear
  • A pig
  • A heart
  • A baseball cap
  • A snowman
  • A truck
  • An artist’s palette

The above shapes are often the easiest shapes for novice pastry chefs because they can be constructed with very basic cake shapes. All you need to do is sketch a basic drawing of your shape on a piece of paper. Figure out how you can create the cake only using round cake pans and square cake pans. For instance, the snowman would require one small round cake pan and one large round cake pan, whereas the truck would require one rectangular cake pan and two small round cake pans. To achieve your desired shape, you can carve more intricate shapes out of the cake once it is done baking and has cooled. Once you’ve assembled your cake, just whip up a few bowls of colored icing and put on the finishing touches.

For more great tips about things to do in the luxurious kitchens at our apartments for rent in Wildwood, check out the rest of our community articles. You can also get information about apartment features, community amenities, floor plans, and current leasing specials by calling our main office.