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Coolest Camping Birthday Cake 37

by Megan
(Washington State)

Homemade Camping Birthday Cake

Homemade Camping Birthday Cake

Homemade Camping Birthday Cake
Homemade Camping Birthday Cake
Homemade Camping Birthday Cake
Homemade Camping Birthday Cake

This Homemade Camping Birthday Cake was designed for a double birthday party that had a camp out theme. Each of the birthday kids got to choose their favorite color for the tent and then I tried to make a likeness of them peeking out of through the tent flap. I also made a sign to place by each tent because all kids like seeing their names in print (or food coloring, in this case).

This was a double layer, 10" round cake, covered and filled with green butter cream frosting. The trees around the sides and in the background are made from candy melts piped onto wax paper.

All of the decorative elements are made from fondant. The tents were shaped by making a cardboard triangular frame, covering it in wax paper and then forming the rolled out fondant on it - letting it dry overnight after shaping the tent flap and adding the trim around the flap. The stakes are fondant on the ends of dry spaghetti noodles.

The log, the hatchet, the s'mores are all fondant and were all allowed to dry for a couple of days so they kepts their shape perfectly when added to the cake. The campfire is made from fondant rocks and logs, mashed up graham cracker crumbs and candy melt flames.

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Coolest Campsite Cake 39

by Denise
(Bath, PA)

Homemade Campsite Cake

Homemade Campsite Cake

I got most of my ideas for this Campsite Cake from this website, so thanks to all of you for posting!

My son and I made this campsite cake for his cub scout cake bake off contest. It's two 9 x 13 cakes, one yellow and one chocolate. I made my own butter cream icing. The trees are sugar cones, frosted with stiff icing using a star point. I used the same tip to make the tuffs of grass around the site as well as the edging around the bottom of the cake.

The tents are brown sugar pop tarts with chocolate icing. We used chocolate rocks we ordered online. The fire is crumbled chocolate grahams surrounded by chocolate rocks. Then we stuck in pretzel sticks and piped red and orange icing with the star tip around the pretzels. The logs are broken pretzel rods. We also added goldfish crackers and chocolate turtles to the lake.

We're off to our pack meeting in an hour, so we're keeping our fingers crossed. My son REALLY wants to win the contest!

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We won!
by: Denise

So our cake won at my son's cub scout bake off for most "scout-like." He was so excited! Thanks to everyone on this site for the great ideas. This week I will be trying to bake a cake that looks like a potted plant for my niece's housewarming party. I will post it if it comes out okay.

AWESOME!!!
by: Anonymous

Great job and Congratulations!

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Coolest Backyard Pond Cake 27

by Selena
(Hamilton,Ontario,Canada)

Homemade Backyard Pond Cake

Homemade Backyard Pond Cake

This Backyard Pond Cake was so much fun to make. I made it for my sister-in-laws wedding. The wedding took place in her backyard, where she has a beautiful pond. I used a boxed cake mix and buttercream icing (recipe in the Wilton cake books). The trees were made with plastic cones and buttercream icing.

I created the water using blue and green piping gel. The cat tails are made with spaghetti and tootsie rolls on the ends. The fire pit was made with chocolate pebbles (found at my local bulk store) and broken up cinnamon sticks. Surrounding the fire are tootsie roll logs as well as one floating in the pond. The rest of the details are simply buttercream icing piped.

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Coolest Forest Birthday Cake 40

by Amanda M.
(Billings, MT USA)

Homemade Forest Birthday Cake

Homemade Forest Birthday Cake

I made this Forest Birthday Cake for my son's 3rd birthday. It's a chocolate layer cake. The chocolate looked a lot like dirt once it was cut into. I used vanilla frosting with lots of green food coloring.

I bought the little Diego and Baby Jaguar figurines from my local Walmart. The trees were made out of pretzel sticks and white chocolate dyed green and molded over a bowl to resemble palm trees. The bananas are Runts.

It was a lot of work but so worth it and I had fun putting it all together.

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