I had 6 cakes this weekend… but this was by and far my most unique: a Toilet Paper Cake for a 40th birthday!
Have you ever seen anything like this? I honestly don’t think I had seen a Toilet Paper Cake before my client sent me a picture of what she wanted… or at least I couldn’t think of one.
But as soon as I saw her idea, I knew I wanted to make it! I mean… it’s just so fun!
So this was a double-barrel 8″ round cake. You can see how I assemble double-barrel cakes in this How to Make a Rocket Ship Cake tutorial. The cake was white almond sour cream flavor, filled and frosted with vanilla buttercream.
I cut out the hole in the top center (about 3″ deep) then used a brownish fondant to wrap the inside walls and put a black circle in the bottom so it would (sort of) look like it went all the way through.
For the actual lines of toilet paper (on top), I rolled out very, very long ropes of fondant and the wrapped them around and around and around… 😉 I almost made it the whole way with one long rope but ran out with maybe 2 circles left so I had to smooth them together to finish it.
Too bad I didn’t get a pic from straight above, but after falling off of a stool a couple of weeks ago trying to take a pic like that – I’ve sworn off standing on anything other than the floor! Haha!
It’s not easy to see in the pics, but I used a texture mat to give the toilet paper a little bit of a pattern. I used Tappit Block Letters for the words and my Funky Alphabet cutters for the “40” (the numbers are part of the capital letters set).
The black & white checkered board was probably the most time-consuming thing about this cake. I rolled out the fondant using cookie guide sticks to get it all the same thickness. Then I used a pizza wheel and an acrylic sewing ruler to measure/cut perfect 2″ squares.
After letting them dry for a little while (maybe 15-20 minutes), I “glued” them on the square cake board with piping gel!
And that’s it… all the details of the Toilet Paper Cake! 🙂 Do you have any questions? Leave me a comment! You can also click HERE to see all of my other 40th Birthday Cakes!