It’s September 2, and we’re headed back to school! To celebrate, my friend Sarah from Socraftastic, and I decided to make a crayon collab! Over on Socraftastic, Sarah is going to show you how to make Crayon Lipstick! Here, I’m doing a Crayon Cake demonstration.
I got to meet Sarah a year ago when we were both chosen to participate in a creator program that YouTube was running at YouTube Space LA. She is one of the sweetest girls you’ll ever meet, and she is incredibly talented! I’m so lucky she let me join her in this Back To School video! Make sure you head over to her channel and subscriber to her.
The only “challenging” part of making this cake is getting the correct colours, and the piping of straight lines. I had to do a lot of straightening once we were done filming! I have to get better at piping on an angle that the camera demands. That’s a behind the scenes secret you’ve just been told!
To get the correct colours of the Crayola box, I had to go and get a box of crayons to be my subject. You’d think a kindergarten teacher would have crayons in all corners of her house, but not me! In my opinion, there is not a perfect science to matching colours. Along the way, you start to learn what colour makes what, but it’s mostly a lot of experimentation. To match the orangey yellow buttercream of the Crayola box, I used mostly yellow gel paste, and a few drops of orange gel paste until the colour was a match against the box. To make the dark green, I used regular green gel paste, and added drops of black until I had the dark colour. You could get away with making yours with a bit less black than I did though, as it looks really dark against the yellow contrast.