Saturday, February 23, 2013

Campfire Cake

Well, it is that time of year again - the Blue and Gold Banquet! :)  Last year, I took the easy way out of the cake-making thing, and made a fake one.  You can see it here.  This year, I had a little more time, and so I decided I would at least try something creative.
Searching around the internet, my son I saw some really cute campfire cakes and we I decided that is what we I wanted to make. (Because we all know that it's really the moms who do this, right?) haha
I had about three different cakes that I liked, so I picked the best of each, and just kind of threw it all together.  It doesn't look quite how I pictured it in my head, but oh-well.  Here it is:
Okay, first of all - don't look at the extremely distracting cake plate.  I don't have any good round serving trays apparently.  Second - I did make 2 layers, but they are super thin, so it looks like one layer.  (I even made one layer blue swirl and the other layer yellow swirl.) 
I put rock candy around the base and a few on top, along with Pirouette cookies, crushed oreos and crushed graham crackers.
The flames were made by melting hard candies in the oven, and then cracking them into shards.  Jolly Ranchers work the best, but they don't make yellow or orange, so I had to improvise. :)
I stuck a battery-operated tea light in the center, and turned it on right before we got to the banquet.  It was so cute, it really looked liked flames!
Well, there you go - our campfire cake!!  We really thought it turned out cute!
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