Shaped cakes are great for celebrating holidays with kids. This cake takes the shape of a crescent and a star – perfect for Eid or Ramadan parties. You don’t need any specialty pans to bake this cake – simple round ones will do. Use the leftover scrap to make cake pops or a trifle. The leftover pieces are also great if you’re serving to a group that includes people who prefer to eat plain cakes over frosted ones. If you’re short on time, you can always freeze the leftover bits and use them later. For a video on how to cut a crescent and star shape from a round cake, check out our Youtube channel.
- Two 9 inch cakes, baked according to your favourite recipe or cake mix
- Serrated knife
- Clipart or 4″ star cookie cutter
- Vanilla frosting
- Yellow food colouring
- Cake decorating spatula or butterknife
- Use a cake level or a serrated knife to even out the tops of both cakes.
- Stack the cakes on top of each other. Here, cakes were baked in two 9×1″ pans allowing for easy layering. If using a single pan that’s 9×2″, cut the cake into layers and then stack layers on top of each other.
- Place one of the cake pans used for baking the cakes, on top of the stack. Use this pan as a guide to help cut the crescent shape.
- Place the star template on the leftover portion of the cake and cut around it.
- In a bowl, colour some vanilla frosting with yellow food colouring.
- Remove the first layer of cake from both the crescent and the star and spread a dollop of frosting, white on the crescent and yellow on the star.
- Place the layers back on, and apply a thin of coat of frosting on both the crescent and the star to seal in the crumbs. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
- Apply the final coat of icing, white on the crescent, yellow icing on the star and serve.