Pillsbury Doughboy Cake

by Shara
(Bartlesville, OK)

Pillsbury Doughboy Birthday Cake

Pillsbury Doughboy Birthday Cake

First I have to say that this Pillsbury Doughboy birthday cake was my VERY first time making a cake! My mom is a professional cake decorator. She's made many wedding cakes. Over the years I've watched her decorate cakes and for her 52nd birthday I decided to give it a try to surprise her. :) So here are my step-by-step instructions on how to make the cake I made .....

I started off by buying a 1974 Wilton Pillsbury Doughboy cake pan mold on-line, which measured 14" X 8". I coated the inside of the doughboy cake can with "Crisco Spray, with Pillsbury Flour". It was amazing! The cake never stuck.

I bought 1 box of Pillsbury Moist Supreme Devil's Food cake mix and baked it according to the directions on the box. I let the cake cool completely.
3/4 cup shortening
2 lbs. powered sugar
2 cap fulls of butter flavoring
2 cap fulls of almond flavoring
1/2 cup water

Cut shortening into pieces in mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar and beat (you may want to place a towel around the bowl so powered sugar doesn't go everywhere). Add butter and almond flavoring. While mixing, slowly add water. Mix well on high until creamy. NOTE: Keep the frosting covered with Saran Wrap while frosting the cake so that it won't dry out.
After making the frosting I dipped out two small bowls of frosting. To these bowls I added the Wiltons food coloring. I bought all my cake decorating supplies at Wal-Mart. For the
brown outline I bought Wiltons Brown Icing Color. For the doughboy blue color I bought Wiltons Royal Blue Icing Color. For the decorating part I bought a box of Wiltons 12 inch Disposable Decorating Bags.

My cake icing tips were: for outlining in brown, a #5 Round tip / for starring in white and blue, a #21 Open Star tip. I also bought some couplers (to hold the tip unto the bags).

After filling the bags I outlined doughboy's features in the brown frosting with the #5 Round tip first. After that I star tipped all of the white areas with the #21 Open Star tip.

For his hat band I used the same #21 Open Star tip, but I just did stripes instead of stars. After I was done with the white color, I washed the #21 Open Star tip and stuck it on the blue bag. Then I filled in all the blue areas of the doughboy.

For the knot on his neck tie, and just did a round swirl, making it look like a knot (I did the same thing for his nose, except in white). For his eyes and button on his hat I squeezed out a LARGE star from the same #21 Open Star tip. And ~VOILA~ you have a cute Pillsbury Doughboy cake! ;)

TIP: If you plan on decorating the cake the day before, I wouldn't add the blue frosting until hours before the party because it will bleed blue coloring onto the white frosting.

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Feb 02, 2009

Such a great job! How adorable....

Jan 27, 2009
So Cute
by: Nancy of CA

I did a doughboy cake last November, for a step daughter. I thought it was a new idea. But I guess that little guy is popular. Your cake is so cute and you did a wonderful job, decorating and also all the written details. Your Mom must be proud of you. Keep it up. My cake you can find is on here https://www.easy-birthday-cakes.com/pillsbury-doughboy-cake.html I also did cupcakes around it. It was a fun one to do..Best to you, Nancy of Rialto, CA

Jan 27, 2009
by: Shara

I'm actually the person who made the cake. ;) I just wanted to add that I have a blog with more details and step-by-step photos on how to decorate the Doughboy cake here


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