Yo quiero taco cake

October 25, 2009 at 10:53 pm 9 comments

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!


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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. DrTall  |  October 25, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Me gustó mucho!

  • 2. bkhunt  |  October 25, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    this may be the most intense cake i have even seen (that wasn’t on the food network).

  • 3. SF  |  October 26, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Looks like it came from The Deo!
    One of the all time best birthday cakes.

  • 4. Fun with Food « Oh, the Fun!  |  October 26, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    […] with Food Check out this cake by Sugar Sleuth- the cake looks awesome and the ingredients are super creative. I don’t know […]

  • 5. Lindsey Haroutunian  |  October 26, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Ok, that cake is AMAZING! I wish I was creative like that. Your friend Sean is lucky to celebrate his birthday with such great cakes. I’m jealous! haha

  • 6. Ben  |  November 1, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    That microwave looks awfully familiar. Oh, and the cake was absolutely delicious! Nice blog, Jordan 🙂

  • 7. Anthony Biondo  |  November 2, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    That cake looks amazing even if it wasn’t a cake ha. That is very creative…

  • 8. Sean's Favorite Aunt Sue  |  November 15, 2009 at 10:06 am

    WOW this is way too cool… Sean not sure you deserve this… Ole

  • 9. Hetaher Slater  |  August 10, 2011 at 6:38 am

    My son is turning 16. He’s obsessed with tacos. This cake is perfect for him. He can’t wait to cut into it. Thanks for posting and sharing!!!


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