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03-02-2005, 04:45 PM
DS has his Cub Scout dinner on Friday and there is a cake decorating contest. He has a reputation to maintain, as he won last year with his Dirt Cake in a bucket! Any cool ideas? I know there is a kitty litter cake out there, but I don't know if I can bring myself to do that!!
03-02-2005, 05:23 PM
Did you see the Thomas the Tank Engine Cake that Valchemist did for her daughter's birthday? There was a thread about it on the Other Stuff board... very, very cute!
03-02-2005, 05:31 PM
I once made a baseball cake, and had all the attendees autograph it with the icing like it was a collector's ball. Don't know how creative it is, but they really enjoyed being able to participate.
Our scout cakes always amaze me. My sons just want to take their favorite bundt cake and don't get into the decorating, so I've never had a reason to do a creative one. I've tried, but couldn't sell it.
We've seen lots of camping scenes with graham cracker tents, preztel stick campfires and, chocolate cookie crumb and green coconut dirt and grass and so on.
A pinewood derby car made from a loaf shape and carved into the car shape -- oreo wheels, etc.
I made a German chocolate cake in the shape of a dog -- looked like a terrier with the coconut icing and a chocolate spot on his back. It was a 13x9 cake cut into several sections to form the bpdy, head, legs and tail. I wish I could remember it better to give you more details.
We've seen cakes that look like a hot dog or a hamburger, one just covered with different kinds of candy, iced in wild colors -- the things that appeal to kids. Have fun!
I remembered a wolf or a bear -- also a trefoil on a chocolate iced cake. The spider cake I have seen at our pumpkin patch would probably also be good with the guy and outdoors theme. Oh -- the 2 Bundt cake caterpiller -- cut each one in half and put them together in s shapes to form the caterpiller -- or snake. For a snake, you could carve one end down to make a head.
03-02-2005, 05:50 PM
Thanks for the fun ideas! I might attempt the camping cake-sounds very Cub Scout-y. Wish me luck.
03-02-2005, 10:51 PM
Here is a great website for cake ideas.
03-03-2005, 05:57 AM
I just looked at the site Dawn posted, and there is a Pirate Ship Cake (http://www.coolest-birthday-cakes.com/kid-cakes.html) that is very cool, is made from 2 9" layers, and certainly looks like something your son could do. It uses Ho-Ho's (or Swiss rolls) for the cannons and malted milk balls for cannon balls. The directions are very straightforward. Scroll the page down and check out ship #3.
03-03-2005, 08:55 AM
Oh my gosh, the pirate ship cake is a great idea!! I might have to use that for DS's birthday in the future.
My DD and I made this Jello pool cake for friend party once. She loved decorating it. The kids even ate it.
03-03-2005, 09:17 AM
I love that pirate ship cake!! Unfortunately everything on the cake has to be edible, and I don't know how I could make edible sails or pirates. I'll have to save that for a birthday cake. I also love that pool cake. All my kids have summer birthdays, and I always say I will make that cake, and then I always forget!
Dawn, that is a great site-I am sure I can find something. Hamburger cake maybe?!
03-03-2005, 09:38 AM
How about fruit roll-ups for the sails (with long pretzels as the supports) and teddy grahams for the pirates.
It must be the cold medicine that's making me so creative. :)
03-03-2005, 09:40 AM
Julie, keep drinking that cold medicine because those are great ideas! We could maybe do a little eye patch on the teddy crackers?
03-03-2005, 08:45 PM
If you do the pirate ship, maybe you could make a graham cracker "plank" with one of the teddy's "walking it"! :D
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