Spaghetti and Meatball Cake

Spaghetti and Meatballs

The Spaghetti and Meatball cake is one of my favorites that I’ve ever made! I made this one for a cake walk held at my church. If you don’t know, a cake walk is a game played at fundraisers and other events. It’s sort of like musical chairs where people walk on a path to music. When the music stops they stop at an item on the path (it could be a number, a bible verse, etc.). If your name/number/verse is called then you win a cake! This cake walk was for an event benefiting families at the beginning of the school year. ALL Families from the community are welcome to come and get a back pack full of school supplies, a free lunch, kids play in bounce houses, ride ponies, and even choose free clothing! It’s a wonderful event and always attracts a large crowd.

I loved so many things about this cake. One being how remarkable it looks like actual spaghetti and meatballs and how it freaked out every kid that looked at it. Every child seriously thought it was cake with real spaghetti and meatballs on it! It was getting so many negative looks and scoffs that the lady running the walk had to stop the game and make an announcement that it was a real cake with regular icing and donuts as meatballs. Once she did that, a lucky pre-teen boy had his bible verse called and he claimed his prize, the Spaghetti and Meatball cake!

Ingredients:

  • Two 8 or 9 inch round cakes
  • Filling of your choice
  • Buttercream Icing
  • Strawberry jam or preserves
  • Donut holes (meatballs)
  • Yellow and brown coloring

Directions:

  1. Bake two 8 or 9 inch round cakes. Once cakes cool level the cakes with a leveler, serrated knife or dental floss.
  2. Cover one with your filling of choice.
  3. Stack the other cake on top.
  4. Cover stacked cake with a layer of buttercream icing.
  5. Add just a small amount of yellow and brown color to the icing so that it isn’t pure white. You’re trying to achieve the color of noodles. So start small in the amount of color you add to the icing. Remember you can always add more if needed.
  6. Attach Wilton tip 3 or 4 to a piping bag and fill it with the buttercream icing.
  7. Next drizzle the icing all over the cake. This will take a lot of icing and a lot of drizzling to achieve the look of a full plate of spaghetti. Keep drizzling until the desired look is achieved. This step took awhile.
  8. Next place donut holes on top of the cake.
  9. Microwave about a half cup to one cup of strawberry jam/preserves, just warm enough to pour onto the top of the cake.
  10. Once melted, pour over top of the donut holes and “noodles”

Serve it up and enjoy! This is such a fun cake. It would be great for any occasion!

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