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DIY Pizza Slice Cake


Pizza Cake Tutorial

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.

Pizza Cake Tutorial

DIY Pizza Slice Cake
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Yield: 1 Cake
  • 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
  1. For the frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter till smooth.
  2. Add in the powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk. Mix on low till combined.
  3. Turn the mixer up to medium and continue to whip the frosting for a minute or so.
  4. Divide into bowls and color with food colorings. You'll need yellow for the "cheese", red for the "sauce" and tan for the "crust".
  5. 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.
  6. Place the icing into a piping bag fitted with a medium round tip.
  7. 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.
  8. To assemble: Using a long sharp knife, slice a 13 x 9 inch cake of your choice into a large triangle.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Finish off with your yellow buttercream for the cheese, leaving some of the red “sauce” showing around the edges.
  12. You can also add a little darker brown buttercream to the “crust” to add some more dimension.
  13. 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.

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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!


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