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Edible Tim Horton's Coffee Cup

cake decorating tutorial


  • Cake and buttercream of your choice
  • fondant
  • Food colors
  • Edible pen
  • Cake decorating tools
  • A little chocolate ganache
  • Tim Hortons coffee cup, empty and clean


  • Cut your coffee cup into a couple of rings (at least 5 sizes of rings), this will be your template
  • Using the coffee rings as template, cut your rectangular cake (when the cakes stacked, it will be the coffee cup size and shape, with a minimum carving).
  • Stack cakes with a little ganache in between. Adjust cakes that it should be the shape of the cup. Chill a bit.
  • Cover cake with thin ganache, chill again, then cover with buttercream (I use vanilla).
  • Roll flat white fondant and cover the cake with it.
  • With brown gel food color, brush/paint the side of the cup.
  • Color a small piece of white fondant with black gel food. Roll flat and cover the top of the 'cup' as coffee. Trim with knife/scissor.
  • Roll a small piece of white fondant into a rope, and attach to the cup as the cup rim.
  • Start decorating!
  • Make the Tim Hortons logo with fondant and edible food pen. Attach to the cake by wetting the back of the logo with a little water.
  • Make Tim Bits by coloring your fondant and shaping them into small doughnut bites/doughnut holes.
  • Shape a fondant into doughnut, color with food color and decorate with sprinkles.
  • Color and shape fondant into croissant and sandwich or other pastries.