My friend and her family LOVE to go camping. So, I got this idea for a Camping Cake from Wilton's website and used the guitar pan to create the camping site. I was even able to tort it and fill it! I cut off the knobs of the guitar and covered the front part in blue, the back portion in green.
I used a basketweave tip to put on the boards of the pier and then used the grass tip to put on tufts of grass here and there. I covered sugar ice cream cones with a star tip and for the tall tree inserted a pretzel. I used royal icing for the flames in the fire and striped in the inside of the bag so I got more of a flame look.
The tent and the people are made from fondant. Still working on making fondant figures! I didn't want to give my friend too big of hips!! I was trying to make everything proportional, but as I got down to her three year old son, there was no way I would be able to make him small enough. So, I put him as "playing" on the pretzel log! That way, I avoided having to make his face and used grass to cover his feet so I wouldn't have to make those either!!
She loved it and it was a big hit here at the office too!
I made this Homemade Camping Cake for my five year old's Toy Story-themed birthday party. I wanted to include the camping scene since the party was being held at the local nature center. The cake is actually two 13x9 inch cakes made from regular store-bought “funfetti” mixes (son’s choice). Once cooled, I trimmed the domes from the cakes and then used chocolate icing as filling and on the top. To finish the bottom edges, I hand piped a ribbon of icing and then places colored mini marshmallows all around. On top, I used a large Hershey chocolate bar cut in half for the tent (with chocolate icing to hold it together), graham cracker crumbs for the dirt, and chocolate covered raisins for the rocks.
For the fire area, I made green frosting and then circled chocolate covered raising around tootsie roll logs. The wood in the fire is made from cut up regular tootsie rolls (sliced in half and then cut lengthwise). The fire flames are made from sliced cherry and lemon tootsie rolls. To finish it off, I added (washed) Buzz and Woody around the fire, Jesse and Bullseye in front of the tent, and Alien and Ham next to each side of the tent.
Overall, a very easy cake to make and the kids enjoyed it, too.
My son requested a Camping Scene Birthday Cake for his 4th birthday. I started off by making a simple 9x13 inch cake. I then frosted the top with green on one side to represent grass and blue on the other side to represent water. The decorating was the most fun part! I used pretzel sticks to create a dock with goldfish swimming in the water. The fishing pole was made from a pretzel stick with dental floss attached to it.
The tent was made from graham crackers covered with fruit roll-ups. The sleeping bags were also made from fruit roll-ups. The campfire was made from fruit roll-ups, pretzel sticks and jelly belly beans. Playmobil characters acted as the people for our cake (those are my son’s favorite toys.) It came out cute!
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