Monday, April 26, 2010
Spider Cake For Spring Carnival
One was an igloo cake. We used marshmallows cut in half as the "bricks" of the igloo, kept the entrance hold chocolate, spread some white icing around the igloo and then added coconut to it so it looked like snow and also sprinkled snow on the igloo itself. Looked really good. Never thought of it at the time, but adding a penguin or two would have been a great add on.
The last cake was a popcorn box - theater style. Used fruit leather to make the orange and red stripes on the box, made it an angled box at the bottom, cut the top in a dome shape and then stuck real popcorn all over the dome part. It looked great and my daughter had a great time sticking the popcorn on with white icing so we could pile it high.
These are pictures of two cakes I made last year - had a bit more time to work with so was able to make some more detailed ones. This one is a crocodile cake.
This last one is a pirate ship cake I made a few years back which was a huge hit with younger boys. Best part is it is really an easy cake to make.
Thanks for asking about the cakes :D The business of the week of the carnival is always worth it because the school makes between $4,000 and $5,000 by putting this carnival on and it is a fabulous family event. I got to work at the Crazy Hair station and had a blast creating "crazy hair" on a lot of kids LOL!
Blessings to all of you :D