How to make a climbing wall cake

Climbing wall cake reprise. I made a cake like this years ago, and last winter I had the opportunity to create another one. This time I had the experience from creating it once before so I’m writing this post to include some more pictures of the process. Also, the person who ordered it kindly sent me pictures of the cut cake. This mix of a chocolate and vanilla cake looks really cool inside!

Baking the cake

I baked several 8″ cakes to form the base for the mountain. Once baked, I split and filled them to create a really tall mountain! This was then carved and the carved pieces went on top of the split and filled pieces to make it feel a little more dome-like. Continue reading

Rock climbing wall cake

We have a really cool rock wall at Cornell and they offer lots of programs for youth and adults. I had the opportunity to make a rock climbing wall cake for a boy celebrating his birthday at the Cornell climbing wall. He and his friends would spend the day learning more about climbing, practicing and later diving into some delicious vegan cake! I wrote this post to help you make your own climbing wall cake.

This cake is intermediate in difficulty. You should have basic decorating skills and be really comfortable working with fondant. The height of the cake makes it more challenging to cover than a standard layer cake. Continue reading