Right now the sun is setting AND it’s rainy. It’s kind of like a weather unicorn – the clouds are golden and pretty and there’s a slight hint of pink in the sunset. Kind of sort of like this pink with a hint of gold cake. I made this the other day when I had the urgent need to frost something. I’m a fan of frosting sheet cakes because they’re the easiest cakes to frost: no sides and no strange shapes.
I had the best time playing around with frosting, mostly because I use (gasp!) boxed cake mix! I actually love boxed cake mix. It’s easy, it’s fast, it’s moist, and…I think it tastes good! As much as I love baking (not as much as I love cooking), I love decorating things more. I’ve been seeing a lot of mermaid toast on the Instagram and I was inspired. I mean, yes I felt kind of basic doing it, but shrug. Since I was being basic, I decided to go all the way and frost with pink!
Apparently millennial pink is a thing. I have to say, I do like pink and I was tickled while I was frosting this. It was very therapeutic to swoosh around frosting, getting it just the way I wanted. I tried not to take it too seriously, but I did do a little practice with some homemade (dyed) clotted cream on toast. I was so in love with the toast I went all in and did a sheet cake, oh which I demolished a large part of while watching Girlboss. To be honest, I don’t know how I feel about that show, but I did mindlessly watch 5 episodes in a row while Mike was out on a mandate. When he got home he brought me a McNugget Happy Meal because he was worried I would be hungry. He’s a keeper 🙂
xoxo pink and gold flakes!
PS – Couldn’t resist doing a lil Drake on cake because Drake. And because cake.
How to Frost a Unicorn Sheet Cake
prep time: 5 minutes
active time: 10 minutes
total time: 15 minutes
- 1 sheet cake of choice
- 4-6 cups of your favorite frosting
- pink food coloring
- powdered strawberries or raspberries
- gold flakes
Divide the frosting into 2, leaving half of it white. Divide half of it into 2 small bowls (or more if you want more pinks) and tint to varying intensities of pink, using food coloring or the powdered strawberries.
Evenly dot the white frosting across the entirety of the cake. Randomly add pink blobs of icing. Use an offset spatula and smooth out the frosting, adding extra various different shades of pink icing in a swooshing wave-like motion. Sprinkle on some extra powdered strawberries for more intensity. Artfully arrange the gold flakes. Slice and enjoy!