Friday, July 15, 2011

A Cake for a Camping Party Theme

Long time no see, guys!  The wait was worth it, though, because I'm showing off something both delicious and cute today (double-whammy!).  My cousin asked me to make a birthday cake for a camp out-themed birthday party and here she be, Mateys!  (I don't know any camping lingo so I'm resorting to pirate speak even though it has nothing to with anything here.)

  
I had so much fondant fun with this project!  I can't believe I was ever intimidated by this stuff.  It's so easy to work with and I love that I can just whip it out and work on the various pieces in my spare time.



No camp out cake would be complete without a campfire!  The stones and logs are fondant and the flames are colored candy melts.  Oh, and the mashed up graham crackers that I used in the fire pit flew around a bit when the candles were being blown out, so I might try to think of a substitute if I ever make this again.


Have you ever seen such a cute log?  The hatchet was cute, too, although you can't see it very well in this photo.




I got the idea for the birthday kids' heads peeking out of their respective tents from Lillybit21's flickr photo stream.  I just have to give her what the kids these days are calling a "shout out" because this is such a cute idea and her version is even cuter than mine!  I hope my overuse of the word 'cute' doesn't diminish it's meaning in any way.  The cuteness is just so overwhelming that I can think of no other adjectives right now...and I call myself an English Lit. major...tsk tsk tsk...


  



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37 comments:

  1. This is just precious. The attention to detail is just amazing. I love it!

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  2. What a cute cake! I would like to have one like this and give to my parents-in-law on their anniversary cause they love camping :)

    visiting from ILI
    http://tiny.cc/wiw1y

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  3. You did a fantastic job on this cake! I love all the little details. :0)

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  4. Utterly adorable!!!
    My high school psychology teacher used to tell me and my friends that we had a "high cuteness factor" because we used the word "cute" so much:)

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  5. Hi Megan,

    I'd love to feature your cake on my blog. I just designed a camping printable party set and my readers would love a great cake idea. My email is shindigparties@gmail.com. Thanks!

    Amanda

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  6. Oh so cute! I love your entire cake! It you post in on Wilton's site too?
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer ferrell

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  7. Cuteness is the perfect word to describe such a fun cake.

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  8. My 5 year old son, Jax, and I just looked at your amazing cake, and we both agree that it's awesome !! It is one of the neatest cakes we've ever seen !! Now, he wants me to make one ... um, do you deliver ?! LOL *Becca* (your newest follower)

    www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

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  9. This is fabulous!! I *sometimes* make cakes myself so I know the work that is involved! You hit a homerun with this one! I love it!

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  10. WOW! I love this cake, it is darling!

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  11. Really cute! I'm very impressed.

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  12. Oh my goodess! I saw this in the link-ups at Nothing But Country. We just made a camping themed (eclaire) cake for Father's Day! We had never seen one before, nor worked with fondant before. So we just kind of winged it!
    http://ourhouseofjoyfulnoise.com/Vittles/2011/06/12/camp-site-eclair/

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  13. ah this cake is amazing!! I am going to feature it on handmade features so come grab a button if you would like :) Thank you so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings! www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  14. This looks so cool! I would love it if you came by and shared some of your recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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  15. How adorable is this cake! I love it!

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  16. Megan, you did such a beautiful job on this cake. Absolutely, positively adorable! I love all the fine details like the bark grain on the log, and those teeny, tiny marshmallows on the sticks!

    Jenn

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  17. you are a cake goddess!! Fantastic job! For some reason I have not been getting your posts in my blog reader :( So I'm sorry I haven't been around!

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  18. OMG. This is so cute!! Yep, cute is the word!!

    suzy

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  19. Did you make your own fondant or did you buy it? I'm working on a major cake project next week and I can't decide which to do. Buying it would be easier, but I'm thinking that making it would be tastier. Any thoughts?

    suzy

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  20. Oh, so very cute! Such a great idea & a lovely job! I'll have to try my hand at fondant. :) Do you have a recipe?

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  21. LOVE THIS! I'm going to feature it on my wrap up party tomorrow as one of my favorite projects of the week! Hope you can stop by and take a look: www.howtonestforless.com

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  22. Thanks for linking up! This cake is FANTASTIC :)

    Ashton
    www.somethingswanky.com
    {Sweet Treats Thursday}

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  23. This is so adorable, Megan. You are so good with cakes! I love the little logs. SO many cute details. Great job!

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  24. Megan, I saw you cake photos on Shindig, It is such cute cake, Those little rocks and logs - too cute!!! so I follow to your blog. You are awesome! It was you first time using fondant, right! Amazing.

    I am a big fan to collect unique party cake on my site and you are one of the top creative people^_^ you may want to see my collection
    http://www.coolest-party-ideas.com/unique-birthday-cake.html

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  25. Thank you so much for stopping by Cast Party Wednesday last week. I really appreciate you sharing your recipe with us. I hope you will join us again for another awesome party filled with yummy recipes.
    Thanks Again!

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  26. I featured this on my blog tonight! Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday :) Come grab a button! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/07/your-whims-wednesday-17-and-features.html

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  27. So adorable! Where do you find the patience to make all of this?! :)

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  28. Cute cake--it just made me smile! My grandkids would love it.

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  29. Are. You. Kidding. This is AWESOME! Brings back childhood memories of camping for some reason (and I don't really have any)! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  30. great work. You did an awesome job. If you don't mind me asking, what did you use under the tents to prop them up? I'm looking to make one similar out of polymer clay.

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  31. Brown sugar instead of graham crackers??

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