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Coolest Tent Cake 11

by Holly M.
(Albany, CA)

Tent Cake

Tent Cake

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!)

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Beautiful job!
by: Anonymous

The cake looks wonderful, and your attention to detail (i.e., the campfire) makes it exciting to look at! Kudos!

The best tent cake!
by: Lena Goodwin

GORGEOUS! The cake is really outstanding, and looks so real. Thank you for the detailed instructions. HUGE. Love it!


tent feast.
by: neil

this is great ,I'm going to try making one for my lady ,in the shape of a Hilleberg akto ... hehe top stuff..hope it tasted nice

cake
by: magdalena

this cake is awesome and I am going to have my 10 b-day a campout. can I use the idea?

tent
by: lena gonzalez

love it

Thanks for the great idea!
by: Heather

Love this cake - I am new at cake making, but will be doing this for my 5 year old daughter's camping party. Her request for the tent colour? Pink, of course!

Awesome Cake
by: Anonymous

This is so cool! I'm going to have it for my b-day party, cuz it's a camp-out

THANK YOU!
by: Eileen

Thank you so much for the detailed instructions. Am making this cake for my 11 year old son's 'camp-out' birthday sleepover. The boys will absolutely love it. Am going to do it all on a cake board which will be covered with frosting and Oreo crumbs (for dirt), then the campfire will just get set into the dirt. Thanks again, love it, love it, love it!

Campout
by: Gracie

my birthday party's in 3 days me and my mom both love this one and decided to have a camp-out this year....

awsome
by: Connie

This is such a great idea. My youngest grandson just crossed over the boyscouts and I think I'll try to make this for his birthday in Nov. Thanks

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Coolest Hunting Party Birthday Cake 68

by Joyce
(Davin, WV)

Homemade Hunting Party Birthday Cake

Homemade Hunting Party Birthday Cake

Homemade Hunting Party Birthday Cake
Homemade Hunting Party Birthday Cake
Homemade Hunting Party Birthday Cake
Homemade Hunting Party Birthday Cake

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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Coolest Kid Party EVER!!
by: Mary

WOW!! Both my boys would have LOVED this party when they were Cruz's age!!! We all think this was truly the COOLEST KID PARTY EVER!!!!

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Coolest Picnic Table Cake 7

by Aubre R.
(Columbus, Ohio)

Homemade Picnic Table Cake

Homemade Picnic Table Cake

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.

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WOW!
by: Jennifer

That is AMAZING! How cool...I really love it! Great job. Very creative. I might borrow this idea from you. :-) Thanks for sharing!

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Coolest Creek Cake 4

by Lori Taylor
(Louisiana )

Creek Cake

Creek Cake

I found this picture in a State Park coloring book we got while camping at our local state park.

Traced the picture and filled with icing. I used the Wilton spray color to make the water color and color of the sky.

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Coolest Picnic Cake 6

by Ashley M.
(Middle River, MD)

Homemade Picnic Cake

Homemade Picnic Cake

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.

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Coolest Picnic Table Cake 5

by Thresa
(Blue Springs MO)

Picnic Table Cake

Picnic Table Cake

This picnic table cake is a cake that I made for a birthday party. Everyone loved it and it was dee-lish!

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