This sweet Turtle cake is made of cake and cupcakes. If you are looking for a great birthday cake that looks like a turtle then you will really like this simple way to decorate a cake and cupcakes to build a fun and whimsical turtle!
Don’t worry if you do not have any cake decorating experience, anyone, even a beginner cake decorate this turtle cake. Let the kids help!
To Make a Turtle Birthday Cake You Will Need:
1 8 or 9″ round cake plate
Writing to tube icing or #2 icing tips
Box of Cake Mix
The first step is to go ahead and mix up your favorite box of cake mix. Once that is finished you want to pour half of your cake batter into your round cake pan. Be sure to grease and flour the cake pan.
Now, with the remaining batter you want to make cupcakes. Five is all you need, but this turtle is whimsical, so bake as many as you need to fee your birthday party guests.
Now, once your cake and cupcakes have baked you need to let this cool off. While they are cooling start mixing your turtle birthday cake icing.
You can use pre made icing in the tub and simply mix in some green food coloring.
Try making two different colors of green icing, one light than the other.
Now, lay your round cake out on a large cake patter. Use the darker colored green icing to ice this cake completely.
Now, take the lighter color green icing and ice all of your turtle cup cakes.
Now, place one light green cupcake at the top of the circle, this will be the head of the turtle cake.
Now, take the remaining four cupcakes and place them around the body of the turtle cake, like the legs of the turtle.
Now, break out that tube writing icing. You can use colors like black to start outlining any details you want on your turtle. I recommend making some eyes on the head cupcake.
You can also outline the feet.
On the back of the body of the turtle cake try using some brown writing icing to outline on any details on the shell of the turtle.
A little red writing icing makes a great tongue!
Get creative! You can add some edible glitter, pre made cake candies, or even chocolate! Add some candles and you have the perfect turtle birthday cake for kids, Vet, turtle lovers, or anyone!
Add the words “Slow and Steady Wins the Race!” and you have a great cake for someone who has achieved a goal in their life!