How to Make an Edible YouTube Play Button Cake

Next time you’re hosting a Webby awards party, you can volunteer to make the desert. You’ll want to anyway, because How To Cook That will teach you how to make a YouTube cake, that looks exactly like the iconic play button.

A masterpiece like this takes some time. The process starts with baking a sponge cake, then cutting it into tiny triangles (the play button) and stringing them on a skewer placed into a long container.  Then, interested bakers can make a raspberry and white-chocolate mousse, which is poured into the mold and set. So maybe this should be called a YouTube mousse with only a little cake. But either way, it sounds and looks absolutely delicious.

How to Cook That also features a recipe for a Twitter cake and an Instagram cake. So if you’re having a big gathering, you can at least have enough cakes to go around (or let your friends pick their social media outlet of choice). What’s up next for this cake-baking channel? We’d be willing to bet some Facebook or Pinterest-worthy Pinterest cakes (heh) might appear in the future.

By Nora Landis-Shack

Nora Landis-Shack was born to be a foodie. With a classically trained French chef for a father, she’s been exploring new tastes since she was big enough to help chop vegetables for dinner. Pig’s feet, frog’s legs, and tripe are delicious child’s play. Which isn’t to say she doesn’t love a great steak. Because she does. With frites, please.

1 reply on “How to Make an Edible YouTube Play Button Cake”

And someone would want to do this WHY?


I mean, don’t ya think technology and the internet has invaded our lives ENOUGH? Is it necessary to mold FOOD after it?

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