Yo quiero taco cake
Last year for Sean’s birthday I made a Taco Cake. You might be thinking, “uhhh what is that?!?” but it is exactly what it sounds like: a cake that is made to look like tacos.
For the taco shells, I baked yellow cakes in round pans and added some chocolate sprinkles to create the speckled effect. The ground beef is crumbled chocolate cake. It looks surprisingly real, doesn’t it?!
The next step is to add the toppings. I used green food coloring to make the coconut look like shredded lettuce. Next, I cut up circus peanut candies which are on my list of most bizarre candies. I want to like them, but the taste is just a little different. However, I had to sacrifice my own personal tastes here because they look remarkably like shredded cheese. To top it all off, I used maraschino cherries to look like tomatoes. And there you have it, last year’s Taco Cake!
You might be wondering if it tasted good. I was first and foremost trying to make the cake actually resemble tacos, so I wasn’t too concerned with the taste. However, it turned out to be quite delicious in an unconventional way. The circus peanuts weren’t too overpowering and the addition of a little “sour cream” (vanilla ice cream) was yummy as well!