iPhone Cake

I usually make cupcakes on Friday but this Friday is different, it’s my nephew’s 15th birthday. I wanted to do something extra special for him, he wanted an iPhone but I just couldn’t justify spending that kind of money on a phone for a 15-year-old. So, I did the next best thing…I made him an iPhone cake!


This was my first time attempting to make a iPhone cake. It was certainly a learning process and time consuming. I don’t think I’ll be doing another one of these in the near future.

I started out making the apps two days before the cake was assembled. They took me about 7 – 9 hours to complete all of them, they were really time consuming because they required so much detail. I allowed them to dry overnight because I didn’t want them to smudge in the process of putting them on the cake.



I used a 9×13 rounded edge cake pan, it was the perfect shape and size for the cake. The cake itself was lemon with lemon curd filling, that’s what my nephew requested.

I covered the cake with white fondant.


Then went ahead and cleaned up the edges and tucking in the excess fondant.


I then measured the “background” of the phone to cover where the apps would be placed, mine measured 7 1/2 inches in width and 8 inches in length. I also cut the black strip at the top of the screen at this point, for that I measured 3/4 inch and wide enough for the width of the ‘screen”.



Then came the fun part…placing all the apps on…I just used water to stick the apps on the screen.



Once the apps were on, I used a piping tip to cut out the circle at the bottom, it was the perfect size and worked out great. I then went ahead and added some detail such as time, signal strength and battery life at the top.

I added the birthday message using fondant cut outs.



Overall, it turned out well for my first attempt at the iPhone cake, I learned so much from this process…the most important being giving myself lots and LOTS of time when doing a cake like this.

The look on my nephew’s face was absolutely PRICELESS…it was totally work the last two days of sleep deprivation. He didn’t want to cut the cake…which I kind of appreciated. After days and hours of hard work it’s nice to see other people really appreciate it!

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Happy Birthday Lamar!


2 thoughts on “iPhone Cake

    • Hi, thanks so much…it took a long time but was worth the expression on my nephew’s face! I didn’t get to use my pasta machine this time, the pieces of fondant were small enough to just use the small fondant roller. For the apps, I made a template and traced and cut them individually. Looking back on the cake now, there are changes I would make, one being making the apps a little bit smaller and starting earlier to add a few extra details. I worked up until the final hour on this cake!

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