I recently made this cake to celebrate my little girl’s (finally) successful adventures in potty training. We took a trip to the local Chuck E Cheese and had a party. What kind of cake would you use at a potty party? Why, a toilet shaped cake, of course!
This commode shaped novelty cake can be used for so many different reasons- from “over the hill” parties, to celebrating pregnancy (think morning sickness), and more. Fun and icky variations such as chocolate melts and yellow frosting could be added as well. The sky’s the limit! Along with your delicate sensibilities, of course…
For this cake, I chose to use a Betty Crocker pound cake mix. I wanted to be sure it would hold its shape, and the pound cake was surprisingly delicious!
Three Pound Cake Mixes
Buttercream Frosting (For Fondant Base and Blue Water)
The Betty Crocker 4-pc. Bake’N Fill Set is perfect for this cake. I used two parts of it- the circle base pan for the toilet seat, and the round, ball shaped pan for the toilet bowl. I baked each mix according to the Bake’N Fill pan instructions, and then I baked a separate square cake with an 8″ square pan to create the toilet tank. I cut the square cake into strips and stacked them into layers with buttercream gluing each layer to the next. Then I cut the circular cake into a horseshoe shaped toilet seat lid.
I covered each section in buttercream (this is a necessary step in order for the fondant to stick to your cake). I didn’t worry too much about neatness at this point since I would be covering each piece with marshmallow fondant.
Dome and Lid Covered in Buttercream
Rolled Marshmallow Fondant
I then rolled the marshmallow fondant out into the appropriate cake shapes (circle for the dome and lid, and rectangular for the toilet tank), carefully covered each part of the cake, and then trimmed the excess fondant from around the edges.
Dome (Toilet Bowl) Turned Over and Covered in Fondant
Dome Turned Upright and Ready to fill with "Water"
Preparing the Toilet Lid for Fondant Covering
I used blue buttercream to fill the toilet with “water”, carefully placed the toilet lid on top of the bowl, and then placed the “tank” behind the bowl and lid.
Bowl filled with Water and Toilet Seat in Place
The next step was to shape a toilet handle from fondant. I pushed a dowel rod through it so that I could insert it into the cake when the time came. The handle was painted with a mixture of lemon juice and edible silver pearl dust.
Shaped and Silver Dusted Fondant Handle
The final product is a fun cake that looks like a true porcelain dream!