Supreme Pizza Cake

Hey Cakenistas!
When I do pizza, it's gotta be supreme. I'm talking peppers, sausage, cheese and the pepperoni! This red velvet cake has it all and then some. Yes you've read correctly, this is a moist red velvet cake topped with all sorts of colorful candies. 

This would be the perfect cake for a pizza party and a great cake if you want to fool your friends or family. Trick or treat...or both!

Click above to watch the fun tutorial. If you got fooled and thought this was a real cake then 'like' the video and subscribe to the channel! I appreciate the love.
You'll Need:
12" cake pan (greased and parchment lined)
Cake Batter (about 1 cup or 1/2 box cake mix)
Strawberry fruit roll ups + circle cutter
Gummy sour straws (green)
Coconut flakes, or white chocolate (grated)
Frosting -red & dark yellow
Fondant - dark yellow
knife + cake turner
Black jelly beans + small round piping tip

Step 1: Bake and Coat

Prepare the cake batter and pour into a greased and lined cake pan. The cake should only be filled about 1/3 of the way. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
After baked and cooled, remove from the pan and level the middle of the cake, leaving the outer edge of the cake the way it is. Only the center should be leveled. Crumb coat the 1 inch circumference of the cake (the crust) with yellowish brown frosting.

 Step 2: Fondant Crust

 To keep it simple, I added about a cup of powdered sugar to the rest of my frosting to make a soft fondant. Roll out logs of fondant and flatten with your fingers. Add the fondant to the edge of the cake in pieces and smooth it out with your fingers. Remember, the crust isn't supposed to look perfect, some cracks and bumps are okay.

To brown the fondant you can spray paint it with a brown edible paint, or torch to caramelize the fondant. I used a lighter to torch the crust. Do this as little or much as you please.

Step 3: Sauce & Toppings

Spread the red frosting onto the center of the cake and slowly drag outward to cover the fondant seam.

Cheese: Grate white chocolate, white chocolate melts or coconut flakes. I used coconut flakes because they're already shredded and can be torched to look like burnt cheese which added a nice touch to the cake.

Pepperoni: Roll out a sheet of strawberry or red fruit roll up and use a small circle cutter to cut out pepperoni. Place onto the cake.

Step 4: Sausage, Peppers and Olives

Final Result!

I tricked a few of my family members with this cake. I actually went to a pizza shop a purchased a box which they happily sold me. It comes with the parchment already inside and I was able to place the pizza cake right on top. The oils from the cake made it look all too realistic. For most of my family, it was the sweet cake smell that gave it away.

2 Minute Nutella Brownie | Dorm Room Desserts

We're running down the list of Dorm Room Desserts from the video tutorial I posted last week giving you cakenistas 5 fun Back To School recipes. 

You guys may not believe this, but this was actually my first time trying nutella. After breaking into the jar for this microwaveable brownie, I ended up taking a spoonful of nutella from it every hour on the hour for the next few hours. Oh but it didn't end there, that night I made nutella banana stuffed french toast roll-ups. Nutella lovers, I get it now.... I get it. It's 200 calorie per tablespoon delicious. Only amazing and magical things are packed with that many calories.   

But, if you're only using five tablespoons for a big ol' bowl of shareable brownie, it's all good. This brownie recipe made enough for me to share with my mom and sister, so the calories were spread throughout the family, just like I like it! 

Seriously, this recipe took two minutes to make in a bowl and another two minutes to bake. It's amazing warm and perfect for those nom nom chill days in the dorm. Like many of my fellow college students, my dorm room (when on-campus) was heavily stocked with non-perishables for our movie nights and rainy days in.

 If I had known of this recipe back then, rainy days would have been that much better. 
So let's get to it. 


5 Tbsp. Nutella
2 Tbsp. Flour
1 Lg. Egg
Optional: Sprinkles

Add flour, egg, and nutella to a microwaveable bowl. Combine by mixing with a fork. Top with sprinkles and microwave for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes. Make sure that it's cooked thoroughly by poking the center with a fork. Finish with more sprinkles and enjoy!

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