This tutorial shows you how to frost a very trendy fault line cake, a fun dessert idea straight from Instagram! This fall themed cake uses sprinkles, and painted chocolate to look like bark. It’s a fun dessert idea for the Thanksgiving holiday or your next autumn party.
Take your chilled crumb coated cake and use an icing spatula or knife to frost just the middle of the cake with frosting. Immediately after frosting the middle, add sprinkles (minus the larger sprinkles) to the newly frosted area. This part can get messy as sprinkles will fall off the cake. I recommend place the entire turntable on a rimmed baking sheet to help catch the extra sprinkles so you can reuse them.
Add back any larger sprinkles to the fault line break. If you’re adding bark for this fall themed cake, move on to the next step, otherwise you can add any other decorations to your cake and that’s it for a regular sprinkle fault line cake!
Remove the chocolate bark from the fridge and unroll. It should start to break apart, but break it apart even more to sizes that fit your cake.
Melt the other half of the chocolate melts. Using a paint brush, paint the chocolate onto the bark that you have placed on the cake. This helps it to look like wood.
That’s it! A simple and fun fall themed fault line cake perfect for your next Autumn dinner party or Thanksgiving holiday.
The chocolate bark idea is adapted from Sugar Hero
These instructions are for a 6 inch cake. If you’re making a 8 or 9 inch cake you might need more frosting and chocolate melts.