It's that time of year again - Blue and Gold Banquet for Cub Scouts!! This is the last year I will have to make a cake, because my youngest son will turn 11 in 2 weeks! I'm a little sad, but mostly excited. haha :)
Well, the theme this year is the Olympics! So fun! We decided we wanted to do torches for our cake this year. Way easier than decorating a cake, in my opinion. :)
We baked cupcakes in sugar cones, made little Olympic papers to wrap them in, and then just squirted frosting on top - super easy, huh?
Here's how they turned out....
Okay, the really hard part, was finding something to hold them all in. I tried cutting holes in a disposable pan, (That was how I baked them.) but then remembered we had this handy little put-together organizer thingy. It's a little big - not sure what that will look like on the cake table, but it saves me a HUGE headache! Whew!
Here is how I baked them...
One little tip - DO NOT FILL THE CONES TOO FULL!! My first batch looked like volcano cupcakes instead of torches. Not pretty. You will want to fill them only 1/2 way full - leave a good 2 inches or more because they seriously expand! Also make sure they are standing straight up - that helps too. I baked them at 325 F for about 15 minutes.
I just used a box cake mix, and a can of lemon frosting. I added a couple drops of red food coloring in and didn't even really stir it, just scooped it into my frosting bag. It turned out a little pinkish in spots, but it looked way better than the yellow plain. I added red sprinkles on top and that was it!
Well that's it! I am also in charge of a little Olympic craft, so I bought a package of large craft sticks, and I am having the boys design and decorate their own "snowboards" using markers. I think it will be fun for them to do, and pretty easy for me!
Let the games begin! Thanks for stopping by! :)