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Twins Birthday Cake {Two Peas in a Pod}

Learn how to make easy twins birthday cake with two peas in a pod fondant topper. No fancy tools required. Also great for baby showers.

This cake is a fine example of cuteness x 1 million! I made a boy pea and a girl pea but if you already know the gender of the babies, you can make them the same color. I have seen many variations of these pods- some looked easy and some looked downright complicated. This one is very simple and even if you are a beginner, you can make this cake. It is perfect for baby’s half or 1st birthday, showers, pregnancy announcements (especially of multiples), or to celebrate the babies’ actual arrival. This Crying Baby Cake would make a humorous celebration cake as well.

Easy Twins Birthday Cake on a White Serving Dish

How to make easy twins birthday cake?

  1. Bake and cool cakes– Prep yellow frosting and work on topper during this time.
  2. Roll pod– Using green fondant and a circle cutter.
  3. Roll peas– A red and blue ball.
  4. Combine pod and peas– Use water as “glue.” Fold the circle piece over the balls and pinch the sides.
  5. Draw faces– Use a black edible marker.
  6. Air dry topper– Overnight.
  7. Make vines– Roll thin green fondant ropes. Wrap them around a paintbrush.
  8. Assemble the cake– Ice the entire cake smoothly in icing.
  9. Add decor– Including topper, vines, and red flowers on top of the cake.
  10. Add green sprinkles– Around the base of the cake and on the cake as well. Enjoy.
Collage Image With Step By Step Pictures on How to Make Twins Cake Topper With Fondant

Key Ingredients

  • Cake– I used a cherry cake.
  • Icing– I used yellow buttercream.
  • Fondant decor– Peas, pod, vines, and flowers.
  • Sprinkles– I chose green.

Variations for Happy Birthday Twins Cake

Try another cake flavor– Such as Funfetti Cake / Confetti Cake {From Scratch}, Moist Triple Chocolate Cake {From Scratch}, Pink Velvet Cake {With Strawberries}, or Best Vanilla Cake Recipe {From Scratch}.

Try another frosting– Such as How to Make Homemade Stabilized Whipped Cream, White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, or Marshmallow Frosting Recipe. All of these can be dyed to match your theme colors.

Try different sprinkles– Add chocolate sprinkles to look like dirt, or other colors and shapes that match your theme.

Use green peas– In case you don’t want to add or know the gender of the babies. Simply use green fondant to make them.

Add a filling– Such as Homemade Cherry Pie Filling {Fresh or Frozen}, Homemade Vanilla Pudding {Best}, or Easy Chocolate Ganache {2 Ingredients}.

Make smaller toppers– Use them on cupcakes.

Tips and Techniques

How to make the topper dry quickly?– You can use gum paste or a 50/50 mixture of half fondant and half gum paste.

What size cake does this make? I made a round 8×2 inch cake, but you can make whatever size you like.

Roll the peas the same size– Because this will make it look more realistic.

Use a circular cookie cutter to make the pod– Because this is the easiest and quickest way to make one as opposed to trying to cut a circle by hand.

Use just a little bit of water inside the pod– Because this allows the peas to adhere and stick inside the pod.

Homemade fondant vs. Marshmallow fondant- Either can be used. I prefer homemade fondant because it tastes really good. The great thing about store-bought fondant is that you can buy it pre-colored and don’t have spend time kneading in color, which is a tedious process.

How to make vines? Roll thin green fondant ropes. Wrap them around your paintbrush to create different sizes. Remove them from the paintbrush gently and place them on wax paper. Let them air dry and harden.

Use tweezers to add sprinkles– Because this allows you to place them exactly where you want them all over the cake.

Don’t decorate a warm cake- The cake must be completely cool before it’s decorated with fondant. If the cake is warm, the fondant and icing will start melting and you will end up with a sticky mess.

Two Peas in a Pod Cake on White Serving Dish

Storage

Refrigerate- Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. However the fondant decorations will become slightly sticky and tacky from the moisture in the fridge.

Freeze- Unfrosted cakes can be stored in a sealed container for up to 1 month. When you are ready to enjoy it, let it thaw in the fridge overnight and then, decorate as per instructions below.

Make ahead instructions- This cake can be baked and decorated 1 day in advance and stored at room temperature until you are ready to serve.

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Easy Twins Birthday Cake

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Decorating time: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Learn how to make easy twins birthday cake with two peas in a pod fondant topper. No fancy tools required. Also great for baby showers.
Yield: 6 People

Ingredients

Instructions 

  • Bake cakes and allow them to cool completely.
  • While the cakes are baking and cooling, prepare the frosting and tint it yellow with gel food coloring. Also, work on the cake topper.
  • For the topper, start off by rolling green fondant and use a circle cutter to cut out a piece.
  • Roll a red and blue ball (should be the same size).
  • Brush some water in the center of the green circle and stick the two balls here.
  • Fold the circle piece over the balls and pinch the sides.
  • Use a black edible marker to draw all the facial details.
  • Let this topper air dry and harden overnight away from moisture and direct heat.
  • To make vines, roll thin green fondant ropes. Wrap them around your paintbrush to create different sizes. Remove them from the paintbrush gently and place them on wax paper. Let them air dry and harden.
  • To assemble the cake, place one cake on a serving dish, spread icing on top and place the other cake on top. Press gently and the ice the entire cake smoothly in icing.
  • Place the topper and vines on top of the cake.
  • You can add some simple red fondant flowers around the cake. Learn how to make them in my 4th of July Cake post.
  • Toss green sprinkles around the base of the cake and stick some of them with tweezers randomly on the cake as well. Enjoy.

Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a covered box in the fridge for up to 3 days but please note that the fondant decorations will become slightly sticky from the moisture in the refrigerator. 
  • If you want the topper to dry quickly, you can use gum paste or 50/50 (mixture of half fondant and half gum paste).

Nutrition

Calories: 474kcal, Carbohydrates: 77g, Protein: 0.04g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 208mg, Potassium: 39mg, Fiber: 0.01g, Sugar: 71g, Vitamin A: 0.01IU, Calcium: 3mg, Iron: 0.2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 474
Author: Abeer Rizvi

4 comments on “Twins Birthday Cake {Two Peas in a Pod}”

  1. Hello,

    I’m a new blogger, and I’m doing a post on themes for a twin baby shower. One of the themes is “two peas in a pod” I’d love to include a link to this tutorial in the post. Is that okay with you? You can email me directly if you prefer.

    Thank you! Great post5 stars

  2. Thank you for sharing this recipe!! I made it for my sister’s shower and she loved it so much!5 stars

  3. You are so extremely talented! I made this for a friend’s shower luncheon and everyone was amazed!5 stars

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