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Chocolate Cabin Cake 11

by Jennifer S.
(Cairns, Australia)

Chocolate Cabin Cake

Chocolate Cabin Cake

I used chocolate icing, coconut sprinkles, Cadbury flakes, malt sticks and a double square sponge cake. I cut one sponge in half and then set aside with the other cut in half then cut diagonally so you have two long triangular prisms.

Mix up the icing, the stick, stack the two halves on top each other and then place the triangle on top with the highest point in the middle to make it look like a roof. There should still be half of a sponge left over.

Now cut that piece of sponge into thirds and then cut one third in half horizontally and place at the front of the cabin as the garden. Cover in icing and make a fence around it using the malt sticks. Then sprinkle coconut dyed green and spread sprinkles in on top to look like a flower garden (alternatively at the end you can cover the cake in icing sugar to make it look like it was snowing). Light spread a small amount of icing on the tray and sprinkle green colored coconut to look like grass.

Let the icing harden in the fridge then take out and cut the flakes in half then in half again lengthways and place on top of the cake to make it look like logs (hint cut the flake up at room temperature if they are too hard they crumble). If there is any left over, place a piece on roof as a chimney and pipe windows or doors onto the cabin or use biscuits.

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recipe?
by: Stephanie

Where do we find a suitable recipe for the icing?

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Coolest House And Garden Birthday Cake 24

by Tracy
(Australia)

Homemade House And Garden Birthday Cake

Homemade House And Garden Birthday Cake

My niece was turning 7 and asked if I could make her a birthday cake. Her instructions were: a house, a garden, a rabbit, a snail, a rainbow, AND the cake had to be PINK inside. NO PROBLEM!

So this House And Garden Birthday Cake is the creation I came up with. I baked a Betty Crocker choc swirl cake mix(leaving out the choc swirl), colouring the vanilla cake with rose pink food coloring. This was done in a large rectangle tin for the garden and a square tin for the house. Four cake mixes in total.

Buttercream icing tinted green for the grass, a thin layer of pink buttercream icing for the house, before it was decorated with fondant of various shapes and colours. I cut out fondant flowers and attached them to green wire to go around the outside of the cake. These were done two nights before so they could harden and dry.

Rabbit was all handmade with fondant as were the snails. The grass around the outside of the cake and along the path was coloured fondant pushed through a strainer to create the grass effect. The rainbow at the back were strips of felt cut out and pasted onto painted Styrofoam making up the sky for the backdrop. Cotton wool for the clouds and butterfly stickers.

I loved making this cake with all the pretty colours and was so pleased with the result! Next task was to show my niece!! Extremely HAPPY!

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Soooooo Sweet
by: Anonymous

This cake is so sweet! You did a great job, so much detail. Too cute I love it.

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Coolest Log Cabin Cake 19

by Pierre
(Bethlehem, PA)

Homemade Log Cabin Cake

Homemade Log Cabin Cake

This was done as a groom's cake for my wedding. The cabin is three Wilton house Cakes put together and using the resulting "sides" as the front. The chimney is butter cream and candy stones on a cereal treat chimney and the stream is blue piping gel with a border of random rocks.

The chopping black is fondant covered cereal treats with a doll house axe stuck in it and there is a canoe, cereal treats covered with fondant again half in the stream half out. It sits on a sheet cake with crumbled chocolate cake crumbs and brown sugar to make the dirt. The logs are a chocolate gnauche piped on with a circular frosting tip and the "thatched roof" was done by layering slivered walnuts on an already frosted roof.

The house was frosted with white butter cream before the logs were added on. We tried to use tootsie rolls or snack cakes but they made the homemade log cabin cake either impossible to cut or out of scale.

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