So your little one’s birthday is on the way. You want to surprise him with a yummy Fortnite cake. No worries, because we have got you covered.
You don’t have to be a professional baker to make a Fortnite cake. All you need to do is get the supplies and follow the recipe from the start till the end.
To help you out, we have explained each of the steps in detail. Even if you are baking for the first time, you should find it easy. It will take you a maximum of one hour to prepare this cake, excluding the preparation time. So without wasting any time, let’s get to the recipe.
- Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Active time: 1 hour
- Serving: 6
Ingredients You Need
To prepare this delicious cake, you need the following ingredients:
- 2 pkg of bold purple cake mix
- Cornstarch for dusting
- 1 pkg of crisp rice cereal treat
- 2 ounces of Fuschia fondant
- 2 cans of aqua-blue vanilla frosting
- 1 pound of blue vanilla fondant
- 1 cup marshmallow fluff
- 4 pkg of colorful dots edible icing decorations
You can get all these ingredients from a nearby local store.
How to make it?
Now that we have discussed all the ingredients, let us take a look at the steps. You need to follow all the steps correctly to bake the perfect Fornite cake. The steps are easy to follow and therefore, anyone should be able to do it.
Here is what you need to do to bake a Fortnite cake:
The first thing you need to do is preheat your oven to 350°F. Take three round cake pans and grease them lightly with cooking spray. Now prepare the cake mix following the directions given on the package. Pour the batter evenly into the greased cake pans and insert wooden picks in the center of each cake.
Put the batter in the preheated oven for 20 to 22 minutes. By this time, the inserted wooden picks should come out from the center.
Take out the pans from the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes on wire racks. Now invert the cakes onto cooling racks and cool for 45 minutes.
While you let your cakes cool, take cornstarch and dust the work surface. This is where you need to start working with the Fuschia fondant. Cornstarch will prevent the fondant from sticking and will let you work smoothly.
Roll it on cornstarch to a 1/8 inch thick, and 7-inch square.
Take a sharp knife and cut 2 thin strips from 1 side of the fondant square and keep them aside.
Take a sharp knife and cut the rice treats into the shape of the number 1. You can even use a cookie-cutter as it makes the task easier, especially for first-timers.
Now put a thin layer of frosting all over the cut out rice treat and fold the Fuschia fondant over it. Using a knife, cut off all the excess from the sides and smooth seam it at the back.
Take thin fondant strips and line the edge of the number 1 shape. Once the seams are smoothened out, discard the excess. Make sure that your hands are clean when working with the fondant.
Insert an 8-inch lollipop stick from the bottom of the fondant and set it aside.
In this step, you will need a serrated knife. Use it to trim the domed tops off of the cake layers.
You also need to trim 1 inch off the edge of the number 1 of the cake layers. You need to make the 6 inches round a 4 inch round.
It’s now time to assemble the cake. This is the most exciting part. Make sure you do it right because the appearance of your cake depends on it.
Place one 6 inch cake round on a plate and spread the top layer with ½ inch thick layer of blue frosting.
Now place the 4-inch cake round on top of the blue frosting and again spread the top with ½ inch layer of frosting.
Place the last 6-inch cake round on the top and spread frosting on top of it. Take a few dowel rods and insert them into the cake. This will help you secure all the layers. Two to three rods will just do fine.
Now spread frosting all over the cake. Make sure that you cover the top and all edges. At the same time, you also need to smoothen the frosting layer to make it look perfect.
Take some corn-starch and lightly dust the work surface with it. Then take the blue fondant and massage it with your hands. You need to warm and loosen the fondant to work with it.
Put the fondant on the dusted surface, and start rolling a 1/8 inch thick, and 18-inch round layer.
Once it’s ready, place the fondant over the top of the frosted cake. Press the fondant down and smoothen all of it out. Also, trim off the excess on the sides using a sharp knife.
Now take a small amount of blue frosting and spread it on the backs of dot icing decorations.
Use small marshmallow fluff in a piping bag and pipe it around the bottom and top of the cake. To make the cake look more appealing, let the top fluff drip down the edges.
Stick number 1 fondant into the top of the cake and then decorate it with candles.
Well, there you have your beautiful and delicious Fortnite cake ready. The steps may seem to be a bit intimidating for first-timers, but it is easy. Once you get started with the process, there’s no looking back.
A Fortnite cake could be a perfect choice for birthdays. It not only looks beautiful but also tastes great. All you have to do is just follow the steps correctly and you will be good to go.