Food Cake Decorating Ideas

Not quite sure what food cake decorating ideas are? These are basically cakes that are made to resemble food items other than cakes. This includes among others, cakes in the form of savory dishes like burgers and fries and also other sweet food like pies and chocolate. 

Here are some very cool food themed cake decorating ideas shared by my very talented readers.

If you too have a great foodie themed cake idea to share, you are most welcome to share your masterpieces here. Simply fill up the form here and send in your cake ideas! 

Food Cake Decorating Ideas (Click on the images below or scroll down for more details and larger pictures)

Cheeseburger Bliss Cake

This cheeseburger bliss cake idea was submitted by Erin of Fairfield, IL.

Decorating tips by Erin:

This is an all edible cake! The hamburger and bun are 6" round vanilla cakes covered in fondant icing. The onions, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, cheese, and french fries are also made of fondant. The ketchup and mustard are made of buttercream icing with extra water to achieve the consistency of these condiments. The red and white checkered cloth accent was chosen to make a realistic picnic seen. Extra detail went into this loaded burger for added realism. This cake was made as a present for my father's birthday! He loves cheeseburgers and fries so why not give him a sweet tasting burger. This is a birthday cake my father will never forget!  

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Chinese Take Out Cake

This Chinese Take Out cake idea was submitted by Brittany Scholler of Estero FL.

Decorating tips by Brittany:

My favorite food is Chinese food and I love cake decorating so I decided to combine the two things that I love the most and make a Chinese take-out cake. This cake was so much fun to experiment with and make realistic looking. 

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Chocolate Cake Box with Cup and Saucer

This chocolate box cake idea was submitted by Angie Mizon of United Kingdom.

Decorating tips by Angie:

Cake itself I made by making an 8 inch sponge in two pans and layering them. I used another for the top. I covered the cake sides with colored sugar paste, and made 'tissue paper' folds out of sugar paste. Lid was covered in sugar paste and I added a rose which I made. 

For the cup and saucer I molded the cup around a dish in sugar paste and the saucer the same way and left to dry for 4 to 5 days. I made a handle and when dry stuck it onto the cup, then painted it with edible food color - the details of how to make the cup and saucer I found on the web. 

I made a card out of sugar flower paste, added small flowers and wrote name in an icing pen. 

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Chocolate Strawberry Fudge Cake

This chocolate strawberry fudge cake was submitted by Julie M of Rochester, NY, USA.

Decorating tips by Julie:

I did this 3 tiered cake for a school fundraiser where they were going to auction off desserts. Each round tier was dark chocolate cake iced in chocolate buttercream. The tops were completely covered in fresh strawberries and fudge icing was dripping down the sides. There were chocolate swirls accenting each tier for added interest. I heard later it was a big hit at the event! 

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Giant Cupcake Cake

This penguin cake idea was submitted by Susana Ordovas of Mexico City, Mexico.

Decorating tips by Susana:

Bake the cake in giant cupcake mold. Then decorate it with buttercream icing. 

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Pie Cupcakes

This pie cupcakes idea was submitted by Julie M. of Rochester, NY, USA.

Decorating tips by Julie:

I did these for Thanksgiving, for the kids. I thought they'd like them better than real pie! They are vanilla cupcakes with a thick layer of buttercream icing, and a border around the top. Then, real cherry pie filling is carefully placed on top, and then iced in a lattice pattern and ruffle to look like little pies! They tasted SO good.  

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This Bud's For You Cake

This Bud's for you cake picture was submitted by Cris Elizondo of Tx, United States

Decorating tips by Cris:

This cake was a 11x15". I cut it in half, filled it, and stacked it. 

The "wood" is fondant that I cut in advance. I airbrushed it brown and hand painted with food coloring to show some "wood grain". 

The bottles and the ice are made of sugar. This cake is 100% edible. 

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Rum Cake

This piggy cake idea was submitted by Teresa Falo of FL, United States.

Decorating tips by Teresa:

Used a yellow cake mix, added 1/4 cup rum. When it was done i pricked it with a fork and poured a mix I made earlier of 1 cup of sugar, 3/4 of water and 1/3 of rum. When it got somewhat thick removed it from stove, let it cool, then you pour it on top of cake to make it very moist. After this is done let your cake cool off completely (2 hours,) then you can decorate with buttercream, like I did. I used 2 layers and for the filling used apricot preserve, it tasted great; then attached the ribbon.

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Black Forest Cake Surprise

This black forest cake was submitted by Roopali of India.

Decorating tips by Roopali:

This was a cake for my daughter Yahvi. I had planned for a Black forest cake, but unfortunately couldn't get fresh cream in the market. As i had already made up my mind for this flavor, i made it with white Vanilla butter cream icing......and here it is!! Can anyone make out if it is fresh cream or butter cream??

Tip: You can replace fresh cream with butter cream and still get a perfect Black forest cake!!

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Nandos Cake

This Nandos cake idea was submitted by by Emma Regan of Leeds, Yorkshire.

Decorating tips by Emma:

Cake designed by Emma Regan of Cakeheads, Leeds.

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