Brownie Cake

Brownie Cake (2)

 

A few months back, I got an order for my friend’s birthday cake. But, she wanted brownies, not cake. Now, I always try to find cute ideas to make my orders not only taste good but look good too. I started looking on Pinterest and found this cute idea.

 

First, I made two batches of my favorite brownie recipe. Instead of putting the batter into 8-inch square, I baked it in two 8 x 11-inch pans.  Follow your brownie recipe’s instructions from there. Once the brownies come out of the oven, let them completely cool. Turn your brownies out of the pan and onto a clean surface. 

 

Cut one of the brownie sheets in half. One-half will be used for the project. The other is for you to snack on while making your brownie cake beautiful… and cleaning up all of the sprinkles! Assemble the brownies as shown above. Make a batch of your favorite buttercream. It’s probably better to make some kind of white buttercream. 

 

Put your buttercream into a piping bag fitted with the #12 Wilton tip. If you don’t have a piping bag or tip, just use a Ziploc and snip off a corner. About halfway down both the top and bottom brownie sheet, pipe a squiggle of buttercream across the whole width, like shown above. 1/3 of a way from the top of both brownie sheets, pipe another squiggle. Fill this whole area, from the top squiggle up, in with a buttercream, spreading with a spatula. Refer to the picture above if it’s confusing. 

 

Now, there’s no easy way to do this. Putting the sprinkles on is a very tedious job, but it’s worth it in the end. I suggest just covering all of the areas where there is frosting with sprinkles. After this is done, use a pastry brush to sweep away the excess sprinkles, and trust me , there will be a lot! You can also use a smaller decorating brush to get in all of the nooks and crannies.

 

For a finishing touch, you can add fondant letters, spelling out a message or name. I presented my finished brownie cake on a rainbow striped platter.

 

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