French Fries Birthday Cake Design

by Karen Tack

French Fries Birthday Cake Design

Sweet! How to make a French fries birthday cake with frozen pound cake. Easy, step-by-step recipe, diagrams and pictures

Serves 8


  • 1 (8-inch) round cake
  • 1 can (16 oz) vanilla frosting
  • Red food coloring
  • 1 frozen pound cake (12 oz), thawed

What you'll need:

  • A bread knife
  • A sheet pan
  • A wax-paper-lined basket, bowl, or plate
  • 1 resealable sandwich-size plastic bag (Ziploc)
  • 1 mini-paper cupcake liner

For the base of the cake:

  1. Using the bread knife, trim the 8-inch cake to fit into a wax-paper-lined basket, bowl, or plate.
  2. Set aside 3 Tbsp of the vanilla frosting in a small bowl. Spread the remaining vanilla frosting over the trimmed cake to cover completely.

For the french fries:

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Trim the darker crusts of the cake away with a bread knife. Cut the pound cake crosswise into ½-inch slices. Cut each slice into ½-inch-thick sticks.
  3. Spread the pound-cake sticks in a single layer on a sheet pan. Place under the broiler for 15 to 30 seconds until the tops are lightly toasted and golden brown. (Watch the pound cake carefully — it burns easily. Turn the pound-cake sticks and repeat on each side until they are lightly toasted all over.
  4. Arrange the pound-cake sticks on top of the frosted cake to resemble french fries.

For the ketchup:

  1. Add red food coloring to the reserved 3 Tbsp of vanilla frosting to tint it the color of ketchup.
  2. Spoon the red frosting into a resealable plastic bag.
  3. Place the mini-paper cupcake liner on top of the "french fries." Snip a small corner from the bag with the red frosting. Pipe the red frosting into the paper liner.

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