Saturday, April 24, 2010

How to make a Taco Cake

I was asked to make a Taco Cake for a 11 year old boy's Birthday party. Nervous about it at first, but realized I could make this fun to make and fun to eat! It was easy after I figured out what to use for all the ingredients. For the taco shell I rolled out snicker-doodle cookie dough really thin in the shape of a tortilla. I baked it until it was golden brown, let it cool for a few minutes then rolled half of it over to cool in the shape of a taco shell.

I made two taco shells and stuffed them both with rounded cake cut in half. I frosted the cake with chocolate frosting before I inserted them in the shells.


Then using crushed Ferraro dark chocolate balls I layered the bottom part of the cake to look like taco meat. I added chocolate sprinkles to fill in the gaps. Then lettuce was strips of green Fruit roll-up, cheese was made from cut ups Starbursts and tomatos were cut in half twizzler tidbits.


Put it all together and viola, you have a Taco Cake! I bet all the boys loved eating sweet tasting tacos!


18 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! You need to start linking up to parties to showcase your talent. Head on over to Under the Table and Dreaming and link this up!

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  2. i love this idea. i am going to try it for a friends birthday! thank you so much!!!

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  3. WOW...it's amazing what one can find when they use Google!

    I'm making a taco cake for my son's party on Saturday and I'm "borrowing" your method/idea!

    LOVE your blog! I'm definitely adding you to my blogroll!

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  4. I'm going to make this for my daughter's 14th birthday. She LOVES Tacos, and is obsessed with a character (some kind of Ninja Taco) that she made up. I think the only difference, is I'll take an actual chocolate cake and crumble it up with a little frosting for the meat. But thanks so much for the idea!!!

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  5. hey how much snickerdoodle dough did u use for 1 taco cake..and how big of a cake circle?

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  6. idk how u manage to make this taco shell...i baked 2 seperate snickerdoodles, but both just cracked in half when i tried to bend them like that. oh well....=/
    but they did taste good! :P

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  7. The trick is to under cook the dough just a little then bend it right out of the oven, while it is still warm. If it cracks, cover it with tissue paper and nobody will know!!

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  8. i am making this for a friend who is crazy about tacos! this is such a great and fun idea!! i could not find the green fruit roll ups so i am having to use some green licorice strips, oh well, who says lettuce has to be flat?? she is going to love it anyhow! thanks!!

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  9. I am so glad that I found this, your amazing! one of my friends nickname is Taco and I wanted to make her a taco cake for her birthday next month, but I wasnt sure how to do it..... this is the best idea i have come across so far.

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  10. This is perfect. A taco was the cake of choice this year and you have such great directions. Deceiving cake! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. SO impressive! Thank you for sharing, this is excellent! :D

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  12. This is wonderful!! My nephew is a Taco Bell-aholic so I made this for his 18th B-day/Graduation Party. I couldn't get the cookie to roll without breaking and gave up after 2 tries. I made a jelly-roll cake instead and it still looked like a taco shell. Everything else I left the same. Thanks for the great directions and wonderful inspiration!!

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  13. How did you do the rounded cake?

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  14. helpful tip: bake the cookie on parchment paper. That way you can slide it off the cookie sheet/pizza pan and use the parchment paper to help you roll the cookie into the taco shape.

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  15. Thank you so much for this idea! I made this and everyone loved it!

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  16. Thank you sor sharing Christie. Someone on my job wanted me to make a taco cake for an individual's birthday and I had no idea where to start until I ran across your cake which looks fantastic. I am going to give it a try. I have no idea how you wrapped that paper around there but I will give it my best shot. Thanks again Christie!!

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  17. Thank you Christie for your amazing creative taco, I was planning on making this for my sisterhood Mexican gathering and I got sick. Still trying to get it accomplish now I"m trying to make them for my sister baby shower. Which is better to use the powder mix, the cookie dough or regular sugar cookies. I need to make 42 tacos, if using the cookie dough mix thats already assemble, how many should I use to make one taco. Limited time the baby shower is Thursday

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  18. Thank you Christie for your amazing creative taco, I was planning on making this for my sisterhood Mexican gathering and I got sick. Still trying to get it accomplish now I"m trying to make them for my sister baby shower. Which is better to use the powder mix, the cookie dough or regular sugar cookies. I need to make 42 tacos, if using the cookie dough mix thats already assemble, how many should I use to make one taco. Limited time the baby shower is Thursday

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