I got most of my ideas for this camp birthday cake from this website so I thought it would be good to share the results! My son wanted a German chocolate cake so I made the cake. I had intended to weave green food coloring in it before baking to give it a camouflage inside but I forgot! That is another added idea.
I used as much of the coconut pecan icing as I could. I bought buttercream icing from store and dyed portions of it for the stream and the green grass. You can also use some of the buttercream icing to make rapid "peaks" in the water. I used a Hershey candy bar for the tent, used raisenets for the rocks, pretzel sticks for the firewood, candy corn for the fire, crushed Oreo for the ash/coals, tootsie rolls for the logs by the campfire.
I used a fake bush and a fake tree my son already had (washed them in hot soapy water first, of course). I touched it off with dyed green coconut for spurts of grass and more raisenets as rocks around the camp. The pecans in the icing made for a little added touch of texture (like more rocks) too! It is all edible except for the trees.
I was very proud of myself in making this since creativity and cake making is not a gift of mine. Tastes better than store bought. Yummy!
I made this camping cake for a cake auction we had for my son's cub scout troop. I started with using a sheet cake and icing it with ready made chocolate icing. I used fondant to make the rocks, canoe and paddle, and the tree tops. For the tree trunks I used pretzel sticks. I also used pretzel sticks to make the campfire along with red & yellow fruit roll-ups for the flames. For the stream I used a decorating tip to make the water appear wavy or in motion. The tents are made from fruit roll ups and the draped over top of pretzel sticks.
This cake was fairly easy to make and a big hit with the scouts.
This Camping Birthday Cake was a huge hit! The trees are sugar cones iced green. I used the star tip and pulled out long strands to make them look like branches. To secure them to the cake I used long pretzel sticks inside the cones.
The tent is graham crackers iced together and covered in fondant. The rocks are all fondant. The stream is made from piping gel colored with blue food coloring. The campfire was my favorite part. It is fondant sticks/rocks.
I added the candles in the middle so that when lit they would look like a real campfire. I have also added marshmallows on tooth picks by the campfire.
I used one cake mix and baked the tent part of the cake in a small Pyrex bowl. The tree is made from a sugar cone decorated with the star cake decorating tip. Brown M&M's make up the ring for the fire. One crushed Oreo was used for the ash. Pretzel sticks are the wood for the fire. Orange icing was squirted under some of the pretzels to look like hot coals and the flames are shaped from orange Starburst.
This Homemade Camping Cake was simple and fun to make.
I used fondant for the people on this camping cake. I melted chocolate for the tent and for the grass I used #233 icing tip and also #67 icing tip. I got the general ideas form this web site and just used my imagination for the rest.