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  • Writer's pictureMadison Koutrouba

Designed Sheet Cakes

Updated: Jan 9

Sheet Cakes:

How To Tutorial:

Layered Cake:


  • 12 egg yolks

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup whole milk

  • 4 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 2 cup all purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch

  • 12 egg whites

  • 1 tsp. vinegar

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • food dye

Whipped Cream Ingredients:

  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 5 Tbsp. confectioners sugar

  • dash of salt

  • 2 tsp. vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a baking sheet with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. I used a small 8" x 11" cookie sheet. This makes three layers of sponge cake! *You can also just use a standard size cookie sheet, note that you just may not have enough batter to create three layers.*

  2. Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until smooth. Keep the egg whites! We will need them later.

  3. Add the vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla to the egg yolk mixture and continue to whisk until fully combined.

  4. Sift the flour and cornstarch to the wet ingredients. Whisk until the batter is nice and smooth. The batter at this point will be thick. Don't worry!

  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with a whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites until frothy. Then slowly add in the sugar and vinegar.

  6. Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form.

  7. Fold the egg whites into the batter until everything is fully combined. *Be careful not to overmix during this step. Over-mixing will deflate the egg whites and create a runny batter that will be hard to pipe design with. Fold in the egg whites until just combined*

  8. Use small bowls to dye each color that you will need to make your design.

  9. Place each color in a piping bag.

  10. Use an edible marker to draw the design you're going for onto the parchment paper. Be sure to use an image that is free to use if you decide to trace the design. *If you don't have an edible marker, use another marker and trace one side of the parchment, then flip it over so it is facing down on your cookie sheet so the cake batter doesn't touch it.*

  11. Pipe the character starting by outlining the whole design with black batter. Then let this freeze for 15 minutes before going in and filling in the design/ character with other colors

  12. Once you have the the design finished, go ahead and freeze for an additional 15 minutes so it sets and is nice and firm.

  13. Pipe the original, uncolored batter on top of the frozen design/ character.

  14. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until golden brown on the edges.

  15. If you want to make this a layered cake with the character cake on top and fill with whipped cream in between the layers, you can prepare the whipped cream now.

  16. In the bowl of a stand mixer fit with the whisk attachment, whisk the cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks have formed and you have reached a whipped cream consistency.

  17. Once the cakes have cooled, layer the cakes with evenly spread whipped cream between each layer. Keep the designed cake for the top layer.

  18. Feel free to trim the sides to clean it up a bit if you wish.

  19. Enjoy!


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