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July is Birthday month at StewieWorks. To celebrate I jumped on the trendy band wagon and made one of those fancy Fault Line cakes, but because I'm me and it can't just be the basic... it's gotta be extra! I did my homework and couldn't find a cake that was made with 9" cake rounds, 4 tiers (at that cake size), with mini cupcakes, and be able to slice through the whole cake without pulling pieces apart. (yikes that was a sentence to write!) Few ups and downs with homemade buttercream and finding the gold to go around the fault. The basics of a fault line cake is that whatever you fill around the middle of the cake in the "Fault" does not stick farther out then the rest of the cake. This is so it looks like it's inside the cake. Overall, for a first try I think it turned out pretty good. Why did I do chocolate and vanilla cake - I'm not really sure? :-P

Step 1: Bake Your Cake

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Follow the directions on the box mix, and prep your cakes. Before you go ahead and pour the batter into the pans, let me share a secret (that probably isn't a secret, but is the first time I've done this so ramble ramble ramble, I shared.) Put your cake pan onto laid out parchment paper. Trace a circle around the bottom. Cut out the circle (don't leave any pencil marks, not tasty.) Spray the sides with nonstick spray. Place the parchment circle in the bottom of the pan. Now pour in your cake batter. For the mini cupcakes go ahead and use the vanilla butter mix and cupcake wrappers.

Make two 9" vanilla butter cakes, two 9" chocolate cakes, and 12-24 mini vanilla butter cupcakes.

Bake according to the box directions.

HambleH24 days ago
Unique ! Bet it’s delish
StewieWorks (author)  HambleH15 days ago
Thanks! it was tasty, but waaaay tooo big for slices ;P
Such a fun cake decoration idea and it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! :D
StewieWorks (author)  WeTeachThemSTEM1 month ago
Thank you! Chocolate cake and I'm in :) It was really fun to make too. I might make some more in the future.