BLOG

 

 

 

 

I need a coffee. There's nothing like a coffee to help perk you up when you feel tired. Actually, I need more than coffee. I need a cake with coffee in it! I am making the Tim Horton's iconic cup, the one I see hundreds of people carrying ever day. Walking down the street, sitting on the subway, nestled safely in the cup holders of their cars. Oh, and a few Timbits. Can’t have a Timmie's coffee without the Timbits, eh?

Here in Canada, the most popular coffee chain is Tim Horton's. Their stores are ALL over the place, speckled throughout every city and town... And at the highway rest stops in between! In fact, you'd probably see a couple cups BEHIND the camera on the How To Cake It (don't forget to subscribe!) set on a regular basis! If you’re in a Canadian city, you are never more than a 5 minute walk away from a Timmie’s.

The only problem with Tim Horton's is those darn Timbits! Apparently the rest of the world calls them doughnut holes, but they're wrong. Just sitting there, staring at me through the glass, tempting me. I swear they are all smiling. You tell yourself, "I'm just gonna grab a coffee." But they’re just so cute I always end up picking up a box of 10. Or 20. 

 

How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Tim Horton's Cake Giant Timbits

 


You make yourself feel better by saying, "They're really small. It's like having a bite of a doughnut instead of a whole doughnut."  Let's get real. Ten bites of a doughnut equals a whole doughnut. 

 

To celebrate Canada Day on July 1st, I decided to make a Tim Horton’s cake! It also happens to be my friend Ally's birthday, and she loves Tim Horton's coffee. Double double. That's two creams, and two sugars.

 

Okay, now it's time to get a move on and go to the grocery store. And maybe hit Tim Horton's on the way there ;) Before you make your list, be sure to check out my Parsel page. It's where I organize ALL my ingredients and tools!

 

Let's Make A Tim Horton's Cup Cake with Giant Timbits! 

 For the Tim Horton's Cake

Tim Horton’s Cake Ingredients & Tools

5 6” round vanilla cakes - find my recipe here

Coffee Buttercream - find my recipe here

Simple Syrup  - find my recipe here

Coffee

Coloured fondant (burgundy, brown, and cream)

 

Serrated knife

Palette knife

Cake board

How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Tim Horton's Cake Giant Timbits Vanilla Cake

 

Level three of the 6” round cakes in half, and keep the other two whole. Soak the vanilla cake layers in coffee simple syrup. Get them nice, and moist, and coffee-licious. I love a steaming cup of coffee buttercream.  Stack the layers you’ve halved first, followed by the two whole rounds and fill with coffee buttercream as you go. This will allow the base of your cake to stay sturdy when you flip your cake.

The logo is a burgundy background with a cream coloured font. Of course, I had a Tim Horton’s coffee at my side while colouring my fondant. This coffee cup is practically a national symbol – I have to get the colour perfect!

Don’t forget to SIGN UP and become a How To Cake It member HERE! Why?  Because I will give you access to all my video tutorials BEFORE they are released on YouTube, AND send you member-only discount codes for all the merchandise on my site

 

     

 

Roll out your burgundy fondant, and roll it onto the cake using a french rolling pin. A real Tim Horton’s cup has a seam, so don’t smooth out the fondant where the seam meets. The trickiest part of this cake is the lid of the coffee cup. The real thing is actually some type of moulded plastic, so I needed to think outside of the box to recreate it. Once I am satisfied I paint on the famous DD, for double double

 

How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Tim Horton's Cake Giant Timbits   How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Tim Horton's Cake Giant Timbits   How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Tim Horton's Cake Giant Timbits Fondant Lid

 

Now, this coffee cup needs a sidekick. On to my Timbits, or in this case TimBIGS! Get it? You see what I did there, eh?

 

For the Giant Timbits

Giant Timbits Ingredients & Tools

Vanilla Cake (find the recipe here)

Chocolate Cake (find the recipe here)

White Chocolate

Milk Chocolate

Icing sugar

Cream

 

How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Tim Horton's Cake Giant Timbits Vanilla Cake   How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Tim Horton's Cake Giant Timbits Chocolate Cake   How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Tim Horton's Cake Giant Timbits Chocolate Cake

 

I baked six cakes in a sphere pan, two vanilla and four chocolate. This pan lets you bake two halves of a ball, which I then fused together with melted chocolate. I coated them with a few different delicious doughnut glazes. To make the doughnut glaze mix icing sugar with cream until you reach your desired consistency. Then I customized my Timbits with the following ingredients:

Lemon zest
Shredded coconut
Rock sugar, cinnamon & piping gel
Vanilla
Pink food colouring

 

 

How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Tim Horton's Cake Giant Timbits

 

 

These TimBIGS look so gloriously proper up against my giant Tim Horton’s coffee cup! I feel so Canadian. My friend Ally is going to LOVE this. 

What kind of Canadian would I be if I didn't indulge in a giant Timbit? I must honour my country ;)

 

How To Cake It Yolanda Gampp Tim Horton's Cake Giant Timbits