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Sunglasses Cake Recipe

Sunglasses Cake Recipe

As glamorous as they look, these glasses are easily fashioned from one 9-inch round cake.


  • 9-inch round cake baked from your favorite recipe
  • 1/2 cup chocolate frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups white frosting
  • Pink food coloring or icing color (we used Wilton brand)
  • Gumdrops (we used Sunkist Fruit Gems)
  • Pink sugar sprinkles


Sunglasses Cake - Step 1

1. Once the cake has cooled, cut off the domed top with a large knife.

Sunglasses Cake - Step 2

2. Cut the cake in half, as shown, making sure the curve is gradual (an exaggerated curve will create angular lenses). Cut out a 2 1/2- by 1-inch notch on each side.

Sunglasses Cake - Step 3

3. Flip one half of the cake over and join the 2 pieces at the bridge.

Sunglasses Cake - Step 4

4. Create the lenses with chocolate frosting, leaving a 1-inch border around the edge for the rims.

5. Tint the white frosting pink (for our shade, you'll need about 50 drops of food coloring or 1/8 teaspoon of icing color), then finish frosting the cake. Decorate the pink frames with the sprinkles. Cut the gumdrops in half crosswise, then create star shapes with mini cookie cutters (we used 1/2-inch and 1-inch sizes). Serves 10.