toilet cake

Toilet Cake Recipe

Creating a toilet-shaped cake is a unique and playful idea for a party or special event. This guide will take you through the steps to make a super photo-realistic toilet cake, complete with intricate details and a professional finish. Whether you’re an experienced baker or just looking for a fun new challenge, this project is sure to impress. Let’s dive into the step-by-step instructions to bring this creative confection to life.


  • Sponge Cake
    • 4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 6 large eggs
    • 1 cup milk
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Fondant
    • 3 pounds white fondant
    • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
    • 2 tablespoons glycerin
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Edible Paint (for Silver Flush Handle)
    • Silver edible luster dust
    • Small amount of vodka or lemon extract
  • Blue Fondant (for Water Detail)
    • 1/4 pound blue fondant


  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour your cake pans to prevent sticking.
  2. Make the Sponge Cake:
    • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
    • Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
    • Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk.
    • Divide the batter among the prepared pans: fill the rectangular and half-sphere pans about two-thirds full.
  3. Bake and Cool:
    • Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • Allow the cakes to cool for 10 minutes in the pans, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.
  4. Assemble the Base and Bowl:
    • Place the larger rectangular cake on your cake board. This will be the base of your toilet.
    • Carefully place the half-spherical cake on one end of the base to form the toilet bowl.
  5. Assemble the Tank:
    • Cut the smaller rectangular cake to the desired tank size (6x4x3 inches) and place it upright against the flat end of the bowl.
  6. Cover with Fondant:
    • Roll out the white fondant to a thickness of about 1/4 inch.
    • Carefully drape the fondant over the cake, smoothing out any wrinkles and trimming excess.
    • Use fondant tools to etch lines and details to mimic the toilet’s seams and contours.
  7. Add the Lid, Seat, and Flush Handle:
    • Roll out more white fondant and cut out two circles for the lid and seat.
    • Shape a small piece of fondant into a flush handle and paint it silver with edible paint. Attach it to the side of the tank.
  8. Final Touches:
    • Roll a thin blue fondant strip and place it around the rim of the bowl to represent water.
    • Use fondant tools to refine any details and ensure a realistic appearance.
  9. Finishing:
    • Carefully inspect the cake for any imperfections and touch up as needed.
    • Allow the fondant to set and dry slightly for a more realistic look.

Your toilet-shaped cake is now complete! This unique and detailed creation is sure to be a talking point at any gathering. Enjoy the process of making this whimsical and surprisingly realistic confection.