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5 Easy Steps to Make the Perfect Mona Lisa Cake

In the world of cakes, there are many specialties. Some cakes are elaborately designed and garnished with multiple layers of frosting and piping. Others are simple. But the best mona Lisa cake is not only beautiful but also easy to make. This article aims to give you the basic information that you need to make the perfect mona Lisa cake. Before reading further, take a look at these pictures to help you visualize what your mona Lisa will look like once completed.

Decide What You Want to Accomplish with Your Cake

The first step in making a mona Lisa cake is choosing your goals. What do you want your cake to accomplish? The Mona Lisa is a famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci. The painting has become a symbol of artistic genius. You can choose to make your mona Lisa cake to celebrate this genius. You can also choose to make a mona Lisa cake to celebrate an anniversary or special events such as Prom, Graduation, or Retirement. The possibilities are endless. Additionally, you can make a Mona Lisa cake to wish someone a happy birthday or to celebrate someone’s milestone birthday such as a wedding, graduation, or 50th birthday. There are many more reasons to choose a birthday cake as well.

Know the Basics of Mona Lisa Cake Making

If you’re planning on making a mona Lisa cake, you’ll likely want to know some of the basics.

  •  Make the cake rectangular.

A mona Lisa cake is long and slender, and it should be rectangular.

  •  Make the cake layer size large and tall.

The layer size should be 1.25 inches high and the height should be 2 inches.

  • Make the icing extra thick.

While a mona Lisa cake is meant to be delicate, it should also be extra thick. This extra thickness is what allows the edges to curl and curve.

  • Decorate the cake with edible artwork.

This artwork should be made from fondant, which is a soft and pliable material. You can place edible art on the cake and then decorate it by piping on royal icing.

  •  Frost the cake with buttercream.

This is a very smooth, creamy frosting that is perfect for the mona Lisa cake.

  • Add a tier above the cake.

You can make the mona Lisa cake as a one-tier cake. However, if you have the space and the desire, you can make the cake a two-tier cake.

Make Your Buttercream

If you’ve never made a buttercream, don’t worry! It’s easier than you think. Buttercream is a combination of butter and powdered sugar. It is very rich and smooth. There are many buttercreams, such as almond buttercream, lemon buttercream, and food coloring.

  •  Make your buttercream.

You can do this in a food processor or with a hand mixer. While buttercream does create a lot of air during mixing, it is important to prevent it from escaping as much as possible by folding in the powdered sugar.

  •  Flavor your buttercream.

You can add almond extract, lemon extract, or vanilla extract. Each of these ingredients brings out a different flavor.

  •  Color your buttercream.

There are many different buttercreams that you can choose from. You have a few options if you want your mona Lisa cake to have a specific color. You can use food coloring, gel coloring, or Wilton’s edible cake decorating colorings. If you’re using Wilton’s colorings, you can choose a color that complements your cake.

  •  Package your buttercream.

To avoid any air bubbles in your buttercream, you should store it in an airtight container. You can also store buttercream in the freezer, but you need to keep it frozen.

  •  Make buttercream frosting.

This is a mixture of butter and powdered sugar that is used to make the frosting on the cake.

  • Frost the cake.

It is best to frost the cake within a few hours after making the buttercream.

  • Add decorations to the cake.

You can add edible decorations such as sprinkles, edible stars, or edible flowers.

  •  Eat the cake.

The best way to eat a mona Lisa cake is by slicing off a piece and then slowly biting into it. This helps maximize the flavor and texture of the cake.

Add Fondant and Color to the Cake

Now that you have your buttercream and your fondant, you can make the mona Lisa cake truly impressive. Start by rolling out your fondant to the thickness that you prefer. You can use the Wilton Cake Mold to help you with this. Then, add color to the fondant. You can use gel coloring or Wilton’s edible cake decorating colorings.

  •  Make your fondant.

You can use your preferred method to make the fondant.

  • Add color to your fondant.

Once the fondant is colored, you can use a piping bag to pipe the mona Lisa cake design onto the fondant. You can also use a small spatula to spread the fondant while piping.

  •  Frost the cake.

Once the cake is frosted, you can decorate it with edible art such as edible flowers, edible stars, and sprinkles.

  •  Eat the cake.

The best way to eat a mona Lisa cake is by slicing off a piece and then slowly biting into it. This helps maximize the flavor and texture of the cake.

Decorate with Sprinkles and Edible Artwork

If you want to make your mona Lisa cake even more impressive, decorate it with edible art such as edible sprinkles, edible flowers, and edible stars. You can use Wilton edible art products to make the edible art on your mona Lisa cake.

  •  Add edible art to the cake.

Once the cake is decorated with edible art, you need to put them on. You can use Wilton edible art products, such as edible stars, edible flowers, and edible sprinkles.

  •  Eat the cake.

The best way to eat a mona Lisa cake is by slicing off a piece and then slowly biting into it. This helps maximize the flavor and texture of the cake. If you are not satisfied with the cake, you can always save some as a snack or a dessert.

Wrap Up

The mona Lisa cake is an impressive cake that celebrates artistic genius. In addition to being an elegant cake, it is easy to make, and it is perfect for any occasion. You can make the mona Lisa cake at home, and it will only take a few steps to complete. Once completed, the cake will be perfect for any special occasion.

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