How To Make 50th Anniversary Cakes

Easy directions for making this anniversary cake:

Bake a sheet cake the size that you will need.

Ice the sheet cake with white or ivory icing. Using a cake spatula, make sure the surface is smooth.

50th Anniversary Cakes

I used ivory colored icing on the cake in the picture.

Let it set about 15 to 20 minutes.

Mark off 1 ½" or 2 ½" with a ruler along the top edge of the cake. (On a ½ sheet cake, it is 1 ½". On a full sheet cake, it is 2 ½".

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With ivory icing and round tip, size #5, do the lace work on the top edge border and sides of the cake.

Change the tip to star tip, size #18 and make the shell border on top of the cake along both edges of the lace work.

Before you do the bottom edge of the sides of the cake, push the ruffled gold lace trim under the bottom edge of the cake using the spatula tip or a regular knife tip to push the end edge under your cake.

Now, do your shell border on top of the ruffle at the bottom of the sides of the cake.

With a large rose tip, size #125, make the roses out of the ivory icing and place them on the cake top.

Place gold metallic leaves around the roses. These can be purchased at most craft stores.

The anniversary message may be written in a gold colored icing using round tip, size #5 or you can do it as I did in the picture which is as follows:

On a sheet of acrylic, use gold metallic dimensional paint and write the anniversary message. Let it dry completely. Peel off the acrylic and place on the cake top (craft tweezers are handy in placing the message on the cake.)

Make sure you remove all of the non-edibles from your 50th anniversary cake before cutting it.

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