• Toni Wulfekuhl

Fake Bake Layered Cake



These are easy and literally "Sponge" Cake.

You will need :


  • 2-3 Kitchen Sponges, preferably the ones without the scrubber on them. Although I used one of these for the Unicorn Cake below, (it was all I had) and kind of liked the way it turned out. One sponge for each layer of cake you want.

  • Spackle Mixture whatever color you want your frosting (See the Fake Bake Page)

  • Acrylic Paint the color you want your cake

  • Painters tape

  • Whatever embellishments you want.


  • You will need 1 small sponge for each layer you want for your cake. At least 2, I prefer 3. Plain sponges without the green scrubber are best. Paint the edges of the sponges with whatever color paint you want your cake to be. You don't need to paint the center it won't show and it uses a lot of paint. (Yep soaks it up like a ...sponge.) You do want to paint around the perimeter of the top and bottom a little. Paint 2 coats and let dry.

  • Paint the edge of the sponge even if it's already the color you want. This will help keep it from drying out.

  • After the paint has dried (not necessarily the sponge that would take days) Add some painters tape around the edge over the painted area. This will keep the spackle/frosting off your cake area.

  • Spread your spackle over the top of each just as you would frosting, whatever thickness you'd like. However you do want it to be thick enough so it will show when you stack them. HINT: It is easier to "frost" them individually then stack them. They have a tendency to move and shift if you try to stack them as you go.

  • Stack your sponges on top of each other and let set for a few hours, they won't be dry but I like to remove the tape while the spackle is still pliable so I can fix any holes or bumps.

It will take 2 or more days for this to dry totally, depending on the thickest of the spackle and how many layers you have. You can carefully decorate them after removing the tape while the spackle is still pliable, adding sprinkles, drizzle, accents etc. Or wait until they are completely dry and attach them with Mod Podge and/or glue.


Unicorn Fake Bake Layered Cake


For this cake I used the sponges with the green scrubber on one side. I kind of liked they way it didn't color the same as the rest of the sponge, creating what looks like another layer.

I also wanted the drizzles to be thicker so I dripped hot glue over the whole top letting some drip down the side. When it hardened I painted it with 2 coats of white acrylic paint a layer of gloss Mod Podge and crystal sprinkles.



Melting Witch Fake Bake Layered Cake

This was a cute cake until someone through some water on her,

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