Cake Ideas - How to make a Michael Jackson themed cake.

Michael Jackson Cake

Michael Jackson cake design, made from scratch
Michael Jackson cake design, made from scratch

This guide will help you make a great Michael Jackson cake for all occasions! Whether it be a birthday cake, anniversary cake, or simply a cake for anyone who loves Michael Jackson, this guide will give you ideas and tips to show off your cake-making skills!



Ingredients and what you will need:

  • 2 cakes (I made a 24cm x 30cm and a 16cm x 16cm)

  • Butter Icing (I used 250g unsalted butter, 500g icing sugar and a little milk)
  • Jam
  • 2.5kg White Regalice Icing (available at supermarkets or cake supplies shop)
  • 2 x 250g or small packets of red and black sugarpaste (available at supermarkets or cake supplies shop)
  • Edible silver paint or edible glitter
  • Tube of red writing icing
  • Small edible silver balls
  • A Michael Jackson (mine was from ebay)
  • Cupcake toppers (again from ebay)
  • Some red stars (bought or made)
  • Candles
  • Cake board
  • Several images from the internet (for making sugarpaste decorations)

How to make the cake:

  • Firstly I baked 2 Madeira cakes using this recipe http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/madeiracake_73878

  • I used the standard recipe for the small cake and multiplied the recipe by 3 for the large cake.

  • When the cakes were cold I sliced the dome off each of them using a large knife and was left with 2 flat topped cakes.
  • I then sliced each one in half and filled with butter icing and jam.
  • I gave each cake a crumb coat (thin covering of butter icing) and left to harden.
  • About 2 hours later I covered them in clingfilm and left overnight.

How to cover the cake with icing:

  • The next morning I found some pictures on the internet and printed them off, to use as templates for my sugarpaste decorations.
  • I rolled out ready made regalice icing to about the thickness of a £1 coin.
  • After the cakes were covered I put one on top of the other.

Below is a really helpful link on the technique to cover a square cake with the icing:

How to decorate the cake:

  • Then I made all the sugarpaste decorations.
  • A good tip is to do this on baking or grease-proof paper so you can get them off easily!

MJ's glove needed several coats of edible paint, needing to be left to dry in-between each one. (It may be a good idea to make this the night before.) Or use edible glitter.
MJ's glove needed several coats of edible paint, needing to be left to dry in-between each one. (It may be a good idea to make this the night before.) Or use edible glitter.
Piano keys
Piano keys
Star for MJ to stand on
Star for MJ to stand on
Just starting
Just starting
A bit more
A bit more
Finished Cake!!
Finished Cake!! | Source
Back view
Back view
View of the cupcake toppers (purchased from ebay for £1.65)
View of the cupcake toppers (purchased from ebay for £1.65)

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Rahmat 22 months ago

she just lets it dry then places it in a plitsac takeaway container. I am starting the food tomorrow and the party isn't for about 2 weeks. Any tips? Thanks again Ellen-Marie

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