My sister asked for a camping birthday celebration, so I decided to make her a tent cake, in the shape of our traditional rectangular cabin-style tent.
This cake was created based on a "doll house" pattern from the old Bakers coconut cut-up cake books. It's two square layers. One is cut corner to corner, both ways, to make four triangles which, set upright next to each other, form the roof.
The other cake gets a strip cut off so that the base matches the width of the four triangles, and the extra strip is split horizontally and the pieces laid on top of the base for some added height on the walls.
I used lemon cake with chocolate ganache filling in between all the pieces (the thick ganache really helped glue it all together!) and lemon buttercream frosting. I frosted the whole thing green and then used decorating tips to detail the door, windows, tent poles, and loops over the poles using black, grey and lighter green icing.
For the campfire, I used "chocolate rocks" candies to make the ring, cinnamon red-hots partly coated in black frosting for coals (they don't show in the photo but looked awesome), some grey frosting for ashes, and chocolate-covered cookie sticks cut into various sizes for logs. The flames are crushed hard candies (red, orange and yellow), melted on a cookie sheet in the oven, and broken into jagged shapes when cool. (I assembled the campfire on top of a graham cracker so that it would be a bit more portable -- it didn't fit right inside the cover of my cake carrier, and this cake actually went on a camping trip!)
When my 4 year old grandson, Cruz, wanted a "hunting party" for his birthday, I decided to make a "sweet" deerhunter, a sleepy bear, a cute squirrel, and a nervous deer hiding in the trees. I made the trees out of rice krispie treats and covered them with fondant. The two layer cake was trimmed to look like a little hillside and the fondant log and candy rocks nestled in the grass made a good backdrop for the animals and hunter.
I colored the fondant for all the characters (except the squirrel and log which I painted with colorant mixed with vodka) and molded them a day early so they could set. I cut the wording out of fondant and I purchased the candy rocks at a candy store.
The Homemade Hunting Party Birthday Cake was a big hit with my grandson and everyone. Some said it was too cute to eat!
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This Picnic Table Cake can serve a lot of guests, and if you need more, just add some more "picnic foods" to your table. The "corn" is made out of cupcakes then topped with frosting and various yellow colored jelly bellies. The "got dogs" are made from plain pound cake SMALL loaves. I carved out the "hot dog" from the top of the loaf, then frosted the bun with light brown, and the hotdog with a darker brown. I sprinkles the bun with sesame seeds and "ketchup and mustard" colored frosting.
The "sliders" are made out white cupcakes and brownie "burgers". I tinted coconut green for the lettuce and used the ketchup and mustard frosting. The watermelon cake is made out of red tinted white cake mix, mini chocolate chips and rolled fondant for the outside rind.
I made this Picnic Birthday Cake for a church picnic. The cake is chocolate and yellow layers. The grass is made from butter cream icing and the picnic table and picnic foods are made from home-made marshmallow fondant.