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DIY Giant Pop Tart Cake


Giant Pop Tart Cake |

Who KNEW you guys loved Pop Tarts so much!? We did a little Snapchat survey about whether or not you toast your Pop Tarts and you were all VERY opinionated! (Umm.. I’m team #nottoasted, to be clear.) And then we did this pop tart chair and you loved that too. And we aren’t one to quit on a good theme too soon so now we bring you… the (giant) pop tart CAKE! WHAM BAM BOOM!

And it’s just a sheet cake!!! AKA It’s SO EASY! It’s also filled with jam, a la an actual Pop Tart, because we had to be true to our inspo, of course.

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DIY Giant Pop Tart Cake

Servings: 1 Cake


  • One 9x13" Vanilla Cake Can be box mix or your favorite vanilla cake recipe!
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Strawberry Jam
  • Food Coloring
  • Pink Royal Icing Optional, see below
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  • Royal Icing Ingredients:
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  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 tablespoons warm water


  • Using a long sharp knife, slice a 13 x 9 inch cake into 2 layers.
  • Spread a 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick layer of butter cream over the entire bottom cake layer. Spread a generous amount of strawberry jam on top of the buttercream, leaving a 1/2 inch border free of jam. Place the other layer of cake on top.
  • Dye the buttercream a light tan color. You can use tan food coloring to do this or, if you're using grocery store food coloring, add a the smallest bit of yellow and a touch of cocoa powder to get the color. Frost the entire cake, first with a very thin crumb coat. Chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Then do a final coat of buttercream. Spread a slightly darker colored buttercream just around the top edges to give the look of a toasted Poptart.
  • We used royal icing to frost our cake, as it gave a more realistic resemblance of what a pop tart frosting is. You could simply use buttercream instead if you prefer! To make with royal icing, prepare the icing by combining all ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer and mixing on medium high for 7 to 10 minutes. Dye royal icing pink and place in a piping bag fitted with a small round tip. Pipe a smaller rectangle with curvy edges in the center of the cake, starting about 2 inches in from the edge. Fill in with royal icing and top with sprinkles.
  • Using a a skewer or chopstick, poke 12 small holes around the cake, where the tan buttercream is still showing, to give the same texture a pop tart has.
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Photos by Jeff Mindell | Recipe by Theresa Rountree

BREAK OUT THE CAKE PANS, FOLKS! It’s time for a pop tart cake. Oh and if you haven’t weighed in yet… I gotta know, toasted or not toasted??

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