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Coolest Camping Cake 23

by Katrin C.
(Richmond, Va)

Homemade Camping Cake

Homemade Camping Cake

I made this Camping Cake for my son's 9th birthday camping party. I made four 9" round cakes, two on top each other. For the trees, I used sugar cones, two or three stacked on top each other to make different heights. Some were placed behind the cakes, some were placed on the cake to create the "woods". I used a knife to make "stucco" motions to create branches with the frosting.

I used candy rocks I purchased from an online baking store and fall leaves "sprinkles" to make the ground. The stream was white frosting with three different fancy blue sprinkles purchased at Ben Franklin in the cake decorating section. I also used decorator's icing glaze which allowed me to make lots of shades of green. The "cake toppers" were a set (search Field and Stream camping cake topper) also purchased from an online baking store - the tent actually lights up! The canoe has a paddle and the candy rocks were perfect around the campfire. The number 9 was purcahsed at Target.

This cake was so easy, I actually was surprised at how well it came together!

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Coolest Camping Birthday Cake 17

by Angela G.
(Thomasville, NC)

Homemade Camping Birthday Cake

Homemade Camping Birthday Cake

I made this Camping Birthday Cake for my husband's birthday. He loves to go camping and is very into the fire and cooking while there, so of course I had to include that. It was my first time trying to mold with fondant and my first time using a writing tool (writing is not my forte yet) and I really enjoyed using both.

I used scrapbook paper for the tent, dowel rods for the stakes, Wilton's sparkle gel for the water, fondant for the rocks, chair, shoes, pan, sleeping bag, and eggs, and pretzels of course for the fire. The rest is buttercream icing. Oh and I also used sugar cones for the trees.

I put three candles in the fire to light when we bring it to him and hope that will add to the overall theme.

It was a lot of fun molding with fondant and helped me give a bit more detail to the cake.

Overall, I am really excited with how it turned out and can't wait to surprise my hubby tomorrow with his cake!

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Coolest Camping Cake 33

by Tori
(New Hampshire)

Homemade Camping Cake

Homemade Camping Cake

This is a Camping Cake that I made for my husband's 30th birthday. The canoe, tent, campfire rocks and campfire logs are were all made out of fondant ahead of time. I made my husband, my son and myself out of fondant to put in the tent. The campfire flames were made by putting red, orange and yellow icing in a bag and using a leaf tip to make flames. The trees were made by putting ice cream cones into the cake at the desired height and I used the grass tip to make the pine needles.

The sand is brown sugar and the water is just white and blue frosting smeared together with a spatula. I used mini marshmallows along the bottom for a border and toasted a few big marshmallows as an accent.

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Coolest Camping Cake 5

by Heather H.
(Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada)

Homemade Camping Cake

Homemade Camping Cake

This Camping Cake is a double layer carrot cake (from scratch) iced and filled with vanilla butter cream. The trees, fish and bear are fake, obviously, from Michael's. The marshmallow sticks are toothpicks. Everything else is edible.

The bugs and rocks are jelly beans, cut in half. The fire logs are pretzels, the fire is a peach jelly candy, the flowers are candy confetti, the path is grated chocolate and there is blue sanding sugar on the water for sparkle.

I used vanilla buttercream for the rest and tinted it with Wilton gel colors. It was my first attempt at piping, so the grass is a little shaky in places.

It was really fun to make and was a hit at the party. (Tasted great, too!)

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