6 Over-the-Top Cake Dress-Ups for Any Occasion

6 Over-the-Top Cake Dress-Ups for Any Occasion

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August 26 2020


These cakes are perfect for any occasion! Make your favorite chocolate or vanilla sheet cake, or order a half-sheet cake from your local Hy-Vee Bakery. Then, follow our easy directions to take these cakes over-the-top. 

  1. Construction Zone Cake

    For caution tape, pipe black-and-yellow-tinted frostings on sides of a chocolate-iced Hy-Vee Bakery half-sheet cake. Add construction toys, crushed Hy-Vee sandwich cookies, malted milk balls, chewy caramels, and cut-up mini chocolate bars. For cones, use melted chocolate to attach Hy-Vee candy corn to mini chocolate bars. 

  2. Stenciled Cereal

    Cut a letter or number out of paper. Place cutout on a Hy-Vee Bakery half-sheet vanilla or chocolate cake frosted with vanilla buttercream. Sprinkle Fruity Pebbles cereal on top, pressing cereal into frosting. Remove and discard cutout. 

  3. Unicorn and Rainbows

    Cut an unfrosted Hy-Vee Bakery vanilla half-sheet cake into a unicorn shape. Spread Hy-Vee creamy white frosting on cake; sprinkle with unsweetened coconut flakes. Coat the horn with gold sprinkles. Add candy straws and jimmies for mane and tail and Hy-Vee spice drops and gumdrops for ear and hooves. Pipe melted dark chocolate for face. 

  4. Fresh and Fruity

    Pipe a decorative icing border along the bottom of a Hy-Vee Bakery vanilla buttercream-frosting half-sheet cake. Top with Hy-Vee Short Cuts sliced strawberries, raspberries, plum slices, and mint leaves. Sift Hy-Vee powdered sugar over fruit.

  5. Flowering Cactus

    Cut a Hy-Vee Bakery unfrosted half-sheet cake into a cactus shape; reserve trimmings for another use. Tint Hy-Vee creamy white frosting with green food coloring; spread on top and sides of cake. Decorate with white sprinkles and decorative candies. 

  6. In Full Bloom

    Pipe dots of icing on a Hy-Vee Bakery vanilla buttercream-frosting half-sheet cake. Accent the cake with pops of white and bright pink food-safe mums and carnations from your Hy-Vee Floral Department.