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How To Make A Volcano Cake For A Birthday

on February 25, 2014

How to make a volcano cake

The best Birthday Volcano Cake is so easy!  Just follow these simple steps.How to make a Volcano Cake

Bake two sponges using your favourite recipe. Also use a little of the mix to bake 6 cup cakes.
How to make a Volcano Cake

Spread your favourite Jam/Jelly on each cake. Whip cream and spread on 1 cake

How to make a Volcano Cake

Put the second cake on top of the first (jam/jelly side to cream). Then spread a crumb coat (or thin layer of cream) all over the cake to stop crumbs messing up your icing layer.

How to make a Volcano Cake

Whip together butter and icing to make a butter cream. Add orange food colour. Put a small bowl of the icing to one side and then add chocolate powder to the remaining orange icing. Mix to make a lovely dark chocolate icing. (I’ve used a natural orange colour so it is not very bright).

How to make a Volcano Cake

Pile 4 cup cakes onto the cake to make a mountain and cut 2 cup cakes into 1/4’s then arrange till fill in the gaps.

How to make a Volcano Cake

The finished volcano/mountain shape.

How to make a Volcano Cake

Cover the entire cake with the chocolate icing. Cut out a depression in the top of the mountain from the icing.

How to make a volcano cake

Smooth ‘rivers’ of the orange icing down the cake to form the flowing lava.

How to make a volcano cake

Decorate as you wish. I have used neon coloured sugar and jelly dinosours. Let your create side explode! Tip – Use sparklers as candles to create a great fiery explosion. Also popping candy down the lava is great fun too!

How to make a volcano cake.

Where to buy

Natural Food Colours
Neon Sugar
Dinosaur Sweets
Popping Candy


Sponge Cake Recipe
Butter Cream Recipe

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4 Responses to “How To Make A Volcano Cake For A Birthday”

  1. Alana Woods says:

    Looks fabulous and as easy to make as you say.

  2. Nick says:

    Wow, what a great cake. Will remember this recipe!

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