how to make a mustache cake

Hello everyone! Mandy here from Baking with Blondie again.

I couldn’t wait to share this cake with you this week!

The mustache craze is all over the place. I think it started out on the sidelines in photo booth here and there, and then it bled into the rest of the party. So it’s wasn’t too long until mustaches became the main theme of birthday gatherings – “Mustache Bashes,” if you will.

At first I thought it was a little strange – my husband grew a gnarly mustache once when I was away in South Korea & Japan for a month one summer, and I came back completely surprised. Needless to say, I made him shave it off before I kissed him. Weirdo.

I much prefer mustaches in cake from – layered with moist yellow cake and my favorite cocoa buttercream on the planet. So when my friend asked me to make this cake for her husband’s 30th birthday, a.k.a the Mustache Bash, I couldn’t resist.

It was extremely simple to shape. I baked 2 cake rounds filled to the brim with batter (two layers tall for each pan – taller than you’re typical 9incher). After they cooled, I leveled off the tops of each layer, then carved a yin-yang swirl into the rounds. Then, I flipped one half of them over, and stacked them up – meeting the round ends together in the middle.


After crumb coating the heck outta this thing, I let it chill in the fridge for a couple hours. Next, I added another layer of frosting – this time using dark cocoa powder instead of plain cocoa. I wanted it to have a little more chocolate depth, and I think this really helped.

The base is just made form a cardboard box covered in white paper – before frosting the cake, I laid down some plastic wrap on the bare edge underneath the cake. That way the base would be clean, and I didn’t have to worry if some frosting jumped onto the white.

Anyone can do this cake, and it turned out to be such hit! Enjoy!

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    I love this cake! Gathering ideas for my 9 year old’s bday party this weekend and I think this is the look I want to go with. Thanks for sharing how you did it! What cake recipe did you use? Did you use 9″ or 8″ pans?

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    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! My daughter wanted a mustache theme for her 17th birthday and I had no clue where to start other than a quick web search. I’m ever so happy I found this page. I couldn’t believe how easy this was to do — once I had a little guidance and followed your directions. The cake was a huge hit. In case I didn’t say it before, THANK YOU!!!

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    This is a fantastic cake. I made it for my God son`s gender revel party and made the yellow cake batter blue and put chocolate frosting on top to revel what the gender was. I also done it for his baby shower and done the same thing. And wrote on the cake “Where all here too say that Baby Aden is on the way”. Sounds like a lot but it was beautiful and written in blue. The cake was beautiful and im glad that i found this page!!!

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