Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Camping Themed Birthday Cake


We are celebrating another birthday in our home today!  Twinkle Toes is 9 years old!! 

For this birthday she requested a "Camping" and/or "Waterslide" theme.  We are going to have both!  As soon as we get home from another Dentist appointment this morning, we are headed to the lake/waterslides with a picnic lunch.  After that we'll come back home, pitch a tent in the backyard, roast hotdogs and marshmallows, and open gifts.  It's going to be a fun day!  

I wasn't at all prepared to make a cake last night...  My goal was to try and come up with a cake using only ingredients/supplies that I already had in my cupboard.  However, at 9:50pm last night (just after the cakes finally came out of the oven to cool) I realized I was completely out of powdered sugar and couldn't make frosting.  Thankfully our little local market stays open until 10pm and I made it just in time!

I was so happy with how the cake turned out.  Isn't it cute?!?

  

Cake Supplies:
2 - 8" Round Cakes
2 - 6" Round Cakes
2 cups milk chocolate frosting
1 cup green frosting

For the Tent, Bed, Pillow, and Sign:

*Originally I thought about using a couple toaster pastries for the tent, but since I had the yellow fondant leftover from the sign, I decided to use that instead.  I thought it looked cuter for a little girl's cake.  I did use the pop tarts to help shape the fondant though, draping it over them in a tent shape to harden.

(I also used the leftover yellow fondant, a dab of frosting, and some brown jimmies to make a couple sunflowers to place at the base of the tent)


For the Trees:
milk chocolate for tree stumps (I used Hershey bells, sliced)
tree shaped cookie cutter

Ladybugs, Butterflys, Camp Fire, Marshmallows and Roasting Sticks:
red hots & black icing for ladybugs
black food decorator pen for ladybug spots
butterfly sprinkles
black M&M's (or candy pebbles) for fire pit
silver sprinkles
red and orange sprinkles for fire
2 pretzel sticks
2 mini marshmallows

(My initial inspiration was found here and here)



Happy Birthday Twinkle Toes! 

13 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Twinkle Toes!!! We hope your day is wonderful! We LOVE your cake!

    Sunshine, Shortcake & Cupcake (and the boys too)

    :)

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  2. Very cute. I love that little lady bug!
    Happy Birthday to your sweet nine-year-old.

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  3. Happy Birthday to Twinkle Toes!

    You did a great job with her cake.

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  4. That is a great cake! Happy Birthday to Twinkle Toes!

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  5. Wow! Beautiful cake. You could honestly sell these, they keep getting better and better! Happy Birthday!! What a neet theme, must keep it in mind.

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  6. Happy Birthday..you little girls are so cute and growing up so fast.

    AWESOME CAKE!!! love it and thanks for posting how you made it. Maybe I have a hope and a prayer to try something like that for my kiddos!

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  7. Wow! It is indeed a very cute cake. I love it a lot the same way I love camping. Nice post.

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  8. Wow! Your cake turned out beautifully!! I especially love the sunflowers & girlie touches :)

    Happy Birthday, Twinkle Toes! :)

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  9. What a fun cake! I'd love a peek at what she received for her birthday! You always have the best gift ideas.

    Happy Birthday Twinkle Toes!

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  10. Great job! Hope she had a great birthday!

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  11. Love this cake! My Sam will be eleven tomorrow and has requested a camping/Boy Scout theme. It is going to be a late night ;-)

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