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How To Make A Calendar Celebration Cake Tutorial

Are you ready to turn your ordinary birthday cake into a personalized masterpiece? Today, we’re creating a fabulous Calendar Birthday Cake that’s perfect for celebrating those special dates in style. This is a great option especially if you have a lot of birthdays in a short time period!

Imagine a delicious cake topped with a calendar you can actually eat! It’s not just a treat; it’s a memory on a plate. Let’s dive in and make some sweet memories!


Q: What type of cake should I use? A: Any flavor you love! Just make sure it’s prebaked and cooled. Vanilla, chocolate, or even a funfetti cake would be amazing.

Q: Can I use homemade buttercream? A: Absolutely! American Crusting Buttercream works best, but if you have a favorite recipe, go for it.

Q: What decorations can I use? A: Get creative! Sprinkles, edible glitter, and candies all work great. You can also use edible markers for more detailed designs.

Q: Where can I get a printed Canva calendar? A: Design your calendar on Canva and print it out on edible wafer sheets at home or at a local bakery supply store.

Q: How do I store the leftover cake? A: Keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. If you want to keep it longer, slice and wrap the pieces individually before freezing.


Why Each Ingredient is Needed

  • Prebaked and cooled 9×13 cake: This is your canvas! It’s the base of your delicious creation.
  • American Crusting Buttercream: This buttercream holds its shape well and provides a smooth surface for your calendar design.
  • Sprinkles or other cake decorations: These add color, texture, and fun to your cake, making it visually appealing and festive.
  • Printed Canva calendar on edible wafer sheets: The star of the show! This edible calendar turns your cake into a unique, personalized centerpiece.

Here is what you need to make the cake:

Reasons to Use This Cake

Personalized Celebration: Highlight important dates, like birthdays or anniversaries, right on the cake!

Visual Appeal: The calendar design makes the cake stand out and looks professional.

Conversation Starter: Everyone will be talking about your creative cake at the party.

Memorable: It’s not just a cake; it’s a keepsake of special moments.

The Use and Explanation of Wafer Sheets in Baking

Wafer sheets are thin, edible papers made from starches and sugars. They can be printed with edible ink to create stunning, intricate designs for cakes and other baked goods. Here’s why wafer sheets are awesome:

Edible Art: They allow you to add detailed, high-resolution images to your cakes.

Versatile: You can print anything from photos to intricate patterns and even text.

Easy to Use: Simply place the wafer sheet on your cake and gently smooth it down.

How to Store Leftovers

To keep your cake fresh and delicious:

Airtight Container: Store the cake in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out.

Refrigerate: Keep the container in the fridge to maintain freshness.

Freeze for Later: For longer storage, slice the cake, wrap each piece in plastic wrap, and store in a freezer-safe bag. Thaw in the fridge before enjoying.

Why This Recipe Works

This Calendar Birthday Cake recipe is a winner because:

  • Simplicity: Using a prebaked cake and simple decorations means you spend more time enjoying and less time baking.
  • Customization: The edible calendar allows endless personalization, making each cake unique.
  • Fun and Creative: It’s not just a cake, it’s an edible art project that everyone will love.
  • Memorable and Delicious: Combining visual appeal with tasty flavors ensures this cake will be remembered long after the party ends.

There you have it! A fun, unique, and totally Instagram-worthy Calendar Birthday Cake. Happy baking, and may your celebrations be as sweet as your creations!

Here are some more fun birthday cake options to try:

Calendar Cake Tutorial
Yield: One Cake

Calendar Cake Tutorial

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Create a personalized Calendar Birthday Cake that’s as memorable as it is delicious, with an edible calendar to highlight special dates!


  • Prebaked and cooled 9*13 cake
  • 2 cups of American Crusting Buttercream
  • Sprinkles or other cake Decorations
  • 1 Printed Canva Calendar


  1. Log into Canva and search for blank calendar
  2. Pick the one you like the best
  3. Add a text box to the squares you want to add a birthday too
  4. Add names/graphics/ages
  5. Print the calendar onto the edible wafer paper or sugar sheet*(see notes)
  6. Frost the cake making the top as smooth as possible.
  7. Using a crusting buttercream works best because it will “crust over” or dry and you can lay the sugar sheet on top.
  8. If using a non crusting buttercream see the notes section for fondant backing instructions.
  9. Once the calendar is positioned in the center of the cake, add frosting to piping bag with a large star tip and pipe a border around the calendar to conceal the edges.
  10. Add a border around the board.
  11. Top with sprinkles and have a great party!


Wafer paper will not tear up your printer like a sugar sheet will due to the material.  

Sugar sheets are much thicker so they do not rip as easily and will not have a see through back.

Sugar sheets are mainly designed for an edible printer

***While the ink is non toxic from your printer it is BEST TO REMOVE the wafer paper calendar PRIOR to serving***

Do not set down the wafer paper near anything wet it will begin to dissolve.

Do not place the cake in the fridge after the edible image is on top

If you are doing a colored frosting or want the calendar to stand out more, roll out a thin piece of white fondant, lightly wet a paper towel and rub it across the fondant to make it tacky.

Place the edible image on top, use an xacto knife to cut away excess fondant.

Flip it upside down on a clean surface and let it dry (15-20 or longer) before adding it to the top of the cake.

Again remove before serving

Cake pictured does not have fondant on it

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 299Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 50mgSodium 128mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 0gSugar 35gProtein 2g

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