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For Father's Day, my granddaughter was excited to make her dad and grandpa a cake! She chose a Dolly Parton Style Coconut Cake Mix that I had in my cupboard and whipped that up as a 2 layer round cake. I had seen a cake online that was decorated to look like a campfire. Since her dad and my husband both love camping, I suggested that might me a great way to decorate the cake. She was all in! If you decide to make this cake, of course you can do it in any flavor you like.
Here are the items that we used to decorate:
Here is the recipe for the Chocolate Frosting that we used to frost the cake. It is delicious!
My Granddaughter began by spreading frosting on the first layer of the cake and then placing the second layer and frosting the entire cake with this really great frosting.
Next, she had the great idea to crumble graham crackers over the top of the cake to represent the ground that the campfire would be sitting on.
By putting a few drops of food coloring into a container of coconut and then shaking it, she created grass that would poke out among the marshmallow rocks.
The marshmallow rocks were placed all around the base of the cake.
On the top of the cake, Pirouette cookies were used as logs of the fire. They were placed in a Tee Pee Fire style on the top. Then, the fruit rollups were used to create the flames. The picture that I saw had used melted hard candies, but we didn't want to go through that, so the fruit roll-ups worked out just great.
Finally, the really fun part was to torch the marshmallow rocks with my propane torch! My granddaughter and grandson both wanted a chance to get in on that action! They were highly supervised by me of course!
The cake came out great! My granddaughter is becoming quite the baker/decorator! I'm so proud of her.
This cake would be great for so many gatherings this summer! A camping birthday or backyard sleepover come to mind! I wish I could credit the person who put up the original idea, but I didn't see anything but the picture! Kudos to them for this fun idea!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!