This easy to make Saxophone Shaped Cakes are perfect for a music themed wedding reception. If you are looking for a fun new way to share your wedding cake with your guests, then you have to try making these Saxophone Shaped Cakes. Your wedding guests can each have their own whole cake served to them on individual plates.
This is an elegant and new musical twist on the traditional wedding cake ideas.
To Make Saxophone Shaped Wedding Cakes You Will need:
1 of your favorite boxed white cake mixes
1 – 2 Tub of Vanilla icing
White Tube Writing Icing (2 to 3 tubes)
1 Saxophone cookie cutter (about 4 inches tall)
Bake your favorite cake mix as usual. You need to bake it in a 13″ X 9″ baking pan. You can bake two cakes (or more for a large wedding) and cut them out exactly the same to make a large number of Saxophone Shaped Wedding Cakes.
Once the cake has cooled flip it out of the baking pans onto a large platter, carving board, or whatever you have.
Now, stick the wedding cake in the freezer for about 20 to 30 minutes. You want to slightly freeze is, but not freeze it completely. This will help you cut it into the shape of the Saxophone Shaped Wedding Cakes.
Now, use a Saxophone cookie cutter to cut out the Saxophone on the sheet cake. Simply press the cookie cutter in like you would cookie dough. Pop the Saxophone out and lay them on a flat surface.
You should find this sheet cake cuts easily into the shape of these Saxophone Shaped Wedding Cakes since it is chilled and slightly frozen. This will make the cake much more easy to cut and get crisp clean edges of the letters.
Now, you really should go ahead and place these Saxophone Shaped Wedding Cakes on a board or serving platter before you decorate it. You will not be able to move it once you decorate it or you will ruin it.
Now, take your 1 tub of the icing. You can use any colors that you want to match your music themed wedding. To make these letters elegant I recommend leaving them in white and outline in whit piping icing.
You may need both tubs (or more) to adequacy cover a large number of Saxophone Shaped Wedding Cakes.
Coat the entire Saxophone Wedding Cakes with a thick coat of icing. Use your spatula or butter knife to make the icing really smooth and flat. The more smooth the better. In fact if you like working with fondant icing, that would be the best, but you can use regular canned icing for this. Reserve some icing aside for touch ups later.
Tip: You may find it easier to apply a thin coat of icing to the entire Cakes, and then place the wedding cakes in the refrigerator for about an hour.
Once this thin layer has chilled apply another thicker coat of white vanilla icing. This first coat is called the crumb coat for obvious reasons. This is a great way that the wedding cake professionals use to get a clean smooth surface of icing on their wedding cakes.
Now for the real fun. You get to decorate your Saxophone Shaped Wedding Cakes. Apply a second smooth coat of your butter cream or vanilla icing.
To garnish take your tube of matching white icing and outline your initials.
You can also use edible pearls from the cake-decorating aisle to outline the Saxophone.
The look is timeless and perfect for any music themed wedding cake!
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