I know what you guys want to ask. “How easy is it to make this?”
Why, it’s a pizza cake!
Get it? Too far? Such a good dad joke opportunity. ANYWAYS! We made a pizza slice cake! And it’s amazing. You probably peeped it on my Instagram a looooong time ago but we wanted to finally share the tutorial! How fun would this be for a pizza party? Just keep the theme running right on through dessert! Let’s make it.
- 13x9 Cake (Could be box mix or your fave recipe!)
- For the Buttercream Frosting:
- 1 cup softened butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
- Food coloring (brown, orange, yellow, red)
- For the Royal Icing (Pepperoni):
- 3 tablespoons meringue powder
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 5 tablespoons warm water
- Red food coloring
- For the frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter till smooth.
- Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. Mix on low till combined.
- Turn the mixer up to medium and continue to whip the frosting for a minute or so.
- Divide into bowls and color with food colorings. You'll need yellow for the "cheese", red for the "sauce" and tan for the "crust".
- For the pepperoni: Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix on medium high for 7 to 10 minutes. Add red food coloring.
- Place the icing into a piping bag fitted with a medium round tip.
- On a large sheet of parchment paper, pipe a bunch of 1 inch red circle shapes. Let set till hardened and gently peel off from the parchment paper.
- To assemble: Using a long sharp knife, slice a 13 x 9 inch cake of your choice into a large triangle.
- With a pale tan colored buttercream, frost the entire cake. First do a very thin crumb coat. Chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Then do another coat of buttercream.
- Spread red colored buttercream over the top and slightly over the sides of the cake for the tomato sauce, leaving the “crust” the dough color. Chill.
- Finish off with your yellow buttercream for the cheese, leaving some of the red “sauce” showing around the edges.
- You can also add a little darker brown buttercream to the “crust” to add some more dimension.
- Top with some of the royal icing pepperoni. You can slice some of the pepperoni in half using a sharp knife to place along the edges of the pizza slice.
Photos by Jeff Mindell | Recipe by Theresa Rountree
How badly do you wanna try a pizza this!? Ok sorry, done with the puns. For real. No if, ands or crusts about it! =) Ok ok, bye.
p.s. Make a taco cake!