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Retro Oven Cake

by Karen Taylor


Create a delightfully kitsch oven-shaped celebration cake, ideal for the baking fan.

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Baking fans will love this oven-shaped celebration cake complete with a delicious tray of freshly-baked cookies. Perfect for birthdays and many other special occasions, the delightfully kitsch design can be adapted to include favourite colours or bakes depending on the recipient.


  1. Covering the Board
    Find out how to cover the cake board with a retro pattern.
  2. Shaping the Cake
    Cut the cake and stack it using buttercream to create the foundations for the oven shape.
  3. Covering the Cake
    See the oven take shape as you cover it with sugarpaste.
  4. The Oven
    Discover how to add the gas hobs and oven door.
  5. Oven Trims and Handles
    Learn how to add realistic details such as the oven handle and towel rail.
  6. Oven Controls
    Create tiny temperature controls for the front of the oven.
  7. Baking Tray and Cookies
    Find out how to make a miniature tray of cookies using Sugar Dough.
  8. Oven Glove and Tea Towels
    Use sugarpaste and some clever techniques to create patterned oven gloves and tea towels.
  9. Finishing Touches
    Trim the cake board with ribbon for a professional finishing touch.

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Project by Karen Taylor

Karen Taylor

author of Retro Oven Cake

Karen Taylor is an experienced cake decorator and has been decorating cakes for over 10 years. She studied at Birmingham College of Food for three years, gaining NCFE levels 1, 2 and 3 in Cake Decorating, and has won many awards for her designs including Silver and Bronze medals at Salon Culinaire.