My friend had asked me to make a cake for his corn hole party.I wasn't really sure what corn hole was and so I searched the internet trying to find other corn hole cakes for inspiration but could not find any so I just made up my own version from pictures I had seen of the corn hole game.
I made two 9x13 vanilla cakes and filled them with chocolate mousse. I let it set up in the fridge so it would be easier to cut the hole out of the cake. Once the hole was cut, I iced the inside of the hole with black butter cream and iced the rest of the cake white.
I drew lines where I wanted the stripes to be as a guide for piping. I piped the entire cake in tip #18 blue and white stars. I piped grass around the entire cake with a grass tip. I made the beanbags out of colored chocolate with a square candy mold I bought at a candy supply store. Once the cake was set, I applied the chocolate bean bags and beer cans. I should mention that I emptied the beer cans by puncturing a hole in the bottom of the can so when it was on the cake they looked full.
I had a lot of fun working on this cake. There isn't anything that I would do differently on it. I put a lot of thought into the making of this cake before I got started so the whole process went smoothly.
Everyone at the party was amazed how realistic it looked and they all LOVED it!
I was invited to bring a special snack to my daughter's first grade class on the same day it happened to be "Board Game Day." I was inspired by some of the cakes I saw on this site and decided to make a Chutes and Ladders like cake.
I used a "Funfetti" cake mix as it was one I had in the pantry already and it's always a hit with young kids. After baking and letting the cake cool completely, I dirty iced it (a very thin layer of frosting to seal in any crumbs) and refrigerated it again. A few hours later, I iced the cake in white butter cream frosting.
I created the red, blue, green, and yellow squares using pre-colored fondant by Wilton (they came in a package together). I rolled the fondant out and cut squares using a ruler as a guide. I measured the cake and made a light line in the frosting to mark my lines across the center both ways to help keep the lines from getting crooked. I rolled out and twisted the remaining fondant to create the top border.
I used black icing to pipe the ladders, fruit strips to make the chutes, and life savers for the game pieces. I added a border to the cake piping white frosting around the bottom edge. It still felt a little empty on the sides, so I used the remaining fruit strips and wrapped the edges of the cake in it.
This cake is very eye catching and pretty easy to make.