How to Make Toilet Cakes

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Things You'll Need

  • Cake batter

  • Three 8-inch square cake pans

  • 8-inch circular cake pan

  • Ball shaped cake pan

  • Buttercream icing

  • Serving dish

  • Wooden dowels

  • Large serving dish

  • Icing spreader

  • Fondant

  • Rolling pin

  • Food coloring

  • Edible silver, gold or copper dust

  • Piping bag and piping tip (optional)

Toilet cakes seem odd to some, but bakers occasionally receive requests for the specially-shaped treats. The cakes are typically used for plumbers or to celebrate a child's achievements in potty training. Depending on your personal tastes, you can experiment with food coloring and piping to make the basic toilet as traditional or repulsive as you like.


Step 1

Pour cake batter into all five of the cake pans and bake the cakes according to the directions in your specific cake recipe.

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Step 2

Allow the cakes to cool thoroughly.

Step 3

Cut the square cakes in half to make six 4-by-8-inch cakes.


Step 4

Cut a hole in the middle of one of the round cakes. The remaining donut shape will be the toilet seat. Cut a gap in the donuts to make a horseshoe shape.

Step 5

Coat all of the cakes with buttercream frosting.


Step 6

Spread a small amount of frosting on the bottom of the serving dish to create a glue for the cakes.

Step 7

Stack the 4-by-8-inch cakes on one end of the dish to make the toilet tank. Attach each layer to the previous layer using wood dowels and frosting.


Step 8

Roll out enough fondant to cover the toilet tank. Cover the tank with the fondant and trim away excess with a sharp knife.

Step 9

Roll out enough fondant to cover the ball-shaped cake, which will be the toilet bowl. Place the bowl round-side-up and cover it with fondant. Cut off the excess with a sharp knife.


Step 10

Roll out enough fondant to cover the toilet seat. Wrap the fondant around the toilet seat and trim away excess with a sharp knife.

Step 11

Place the toilet bowl in front of the toilet tank, flat-side-up, and place the toilet seat on top of the toilet bowl.


Step 12

Mix buttercream frosting with a few drops of blue food coloring to make water-colored frosting. Spread the blue frosting on the flat surface of the toilet bowl, but not on the toilet seat.

Step 13

Shape fondant into a wedge-shape to make the flusher. Attach the flusher to the toilet tank, using a wooden dowel. Paint metallic dust onto the flusher, using a paintbrush.

Step 14

Color additional buttercream frosting as desired and write a message on the toilet tank, using the piping bag.


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