Here is a Teachers Day cake design I created for my boy for Teachers day celebration at school.
This is a super simple cake to decorate. There is nothing very symbolic of teachers day on this cake except for the topper. And that was partly because the cake request cake quite at the very last minute (my son returned home on the eve of Teachers day and told me they are having a celebration at school the next day and asked if I could bake and decorate a cake for him to bring to school the next day.
A simple Teachers Day cake for a school celebration
I so did not want to disappoint my boy. It's not like he asks for decorated cakes often. So I had to quickly think of a design that I could decorate quickly.
But I also wanted something symbolic about Teachers day on the cake. After a quick thought, we settled on making a paper topper with Teachers Day greetings printed on it. And I set my boy to the task of searching for an image on the internet we could use for the cake. And this was what he chose. I helped him to resize the image. We printed 2 copies of it.
How to Make a Teachers Day Cake:
The main supplies for the cake:
- Cake – I baked the largest cake I could. This was 13 inches by 11 inches rectangle cake. I baked the cake in two tins and afterward, leveled and filled it with buttercream. I used my butter pound cake recipe and used the ingredients measures for 12 inches square cake tin.
- Buttercream – Buttercream was the only decorating medium I used on this cake. I used it to fill the cake as well as to pipe the rosettes and flowers all over it.
- Disposable piping bags, piping tip 2D and piping tip 21 - As in all my buttercream cake projects, I used disposable piping bags for this project too. This saves me all the hassle of having to wash the grease off them. As for the piping tips, I used star tips in 2 different sizes; tip #2D for the large rosettes and tip #21 for the smaller rosettes and filler flowers.
- Pearl sugar dragees - If you look closely at the smaller rosettes on the cake, I have added pearl sugar dragees in the centers.
- Wood food skewer for the cake topper.
Decorating the cake
- Once the cake was baked, I leveled, filled and crumb coated it with a thin layer of buttercream. Next, in a piping bag fitted with large star tip #2D, I piped large rosettes on the cake. For the sides, I piped two layers of rosettes. And in between the rosettes, I piped smaller ones using tip #21. This in a way made sure all the gap between the larger rosettes was covered. Next, using the same star tip #21, I piped small flowers randomly on the cake. I focused these where there were gaps visible between the rosettes.
- And for the final touch, I added pearl sugar dragees in the middle of each small rosette. That was literally it as far as the cake decoration is concerned.
Close up of the rosette design on my simple Teachers Day cake
- As for the topper, I glued the 2 copies of image my son chose as the topper. In doing this, we had a wooden skewer in between the 2 copies. I let the glue dry out before poking it in the middle of the cake.
- And that was how I decorated this Teachers day cake. I wish I had more time to add 3d fondant deco on the cake but time did not permit. My boy was very happy nevertheless, and I was happy for going ahead and making the cake for him.
A handmade paper pick for a Teachers Day cake
Hope you enjoyed this Teachers Day cake design. If you have any comments or queries, please leave them in the section below. I will revert as soon as I can.
Happy Decorating 🙂
Teachers day cake in simple buttercream rosette piping
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