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How to Make a Letterboard Cake For Your Party

letterboard cake

Hi friends! I’ve been loving this cake style on Instagram and Pinterest. There are fun ways to customize to your own liking and choose a theme such as ice cream, bridal showers, baby shower, a 1st birthday, and more special occasions! I have an actual letterboard for my kids every school year, so I thought it would be fun to create a back-to-school letterboard cake in a 9 x 13 dimension. You can choose any fun sayings even inspirational quotes to put on top of the cake! I’ve included a short video below for you who prefer to watch videos than read the step-by-step guide on how to make a letterboard cake. 

Letterboard Cake Tutorial

Which Cake Recipe Should I Use?

You can use any recipe as long it is enough for a 9 x 13 cake pan! You can always bake leftovers into cupcakes or a small cake pan such as 4 inch or 6 inch cake pan. My favorite recipes are the vanilla cake recipe that my friend, Blair, did for me and chocolate cake.

How Do I Make The Letters?

letterboard cake

You can use an alphabet mold and a small amount of white candy coating chocolate or fondant cutters and fondant such as satin ice fondant, or letterboard cake toppers.

Supplies Needed On How To Make a Letterboard Cake

letterboard cake

How To Make A Letterboard Cake Instructions

  1. Make the cake according to the recipe using the 19 x 3 pan.
  2. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes then take the cake out of the pan.
  3. Cut the top using a serrated knife or a cake lever if there is a significant dome.
  4. Make your favorite buttercream.
  5. Tint the buttercream using your desired colors (Pink letter board cakes, anyone?)
  6. Fill a piping bag with a 1M piping tip and buttercream.
  7. Crumb coat the cake with buttercream covering all of the naked spots.
  8. Put it in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  9. Slather the cake with another coat of buttercream making sure all of the naked spots are covered.
  10. Run the cake comb in a horizontal way. Repeat once or a couple of times. (Fill holes with more buttercream then run the cake comb again)
  11. Pipe the border along the cake.
  12. Heat up a small amount of candy coating chocolate (1-2 oz)
  13. Put the melted chocolate in the desired letter cavitities.
  14. Put it in the fridge.
  15. Once the chocolate is firm, gently pop them out.
  16. Attach the letters on the cake.
  17. Spread the sprinkles all over the cake for a perfect party touch.
  18. Enjoy! (Check out the video below)

Thanks so much for reading along. If you make your own cute cake creations, I’d love to see them! (Tag me on Instagram or Pinterest!)

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