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Dirt Cake 01
Ft. Benning, GA
I made this cake for the end of the year Girl Scout party. You could use it for any occasion, such as a birthday party. It's one of those very simple cake recipes, but the girls really loved it!
I baked a double layer vanilla sheet cake and frosted it with light blue tinted buttercream frosting. I piped out fluffy white clouds out of white buttercream, and a grassy green border using a star tip and pulling the icing up as I went. I made the flowers and sun out of fondant icing, which you can buy pre-made at any cake decorating supply store, or you can make your own. To tint the fondant you just knead in a few drops of desired food gel color. You can roll it out with a little powdered sugar and then use cookie cutters to make different flowers, butterflies, or bugs.
This is one of those cake recipes that are so easy even the kids can help!! I always give my daughter some to cut out her own fun shapes!!
My daughter wanted a butterfly cake for her 2nd birthday. I made 3 white sheetcakes and just cut them out in butterfly shapes. I frosted the entire thing in white icing and then the decorating began. I used small M&M's for the eyes and some of the dots. For the larger dots I used the writing utensil with a bag of icing and made swirlies! Red licorice pieces were used for the antennae.
This is one of my favorite cake recipes. It really was fun!
My daughter wanted a DIFFERENT kind of cake for her "family" Birthday celebration... (she has a cake as well for her party with her friends)... so the idea of a DIRT CAKE was VERY APPEALING....
I first lined the pail with cello wrap...
I mixed together 1/2 cup softened butter, an 8 ounce pkg. softened cream cheese, and 1/2 cup confectioner sugar. In another bowl I then made up 2 (3.5 ounce) packages of instant vanilla pudding using 3 1/2 cups milk and mixed the pudding with 1 (12 ounce) container of frozen whipped topping that I had thawed... I then combined the pudding mixture with the cream cheese mixture. Then in the pail starting with some crushed Oreo cookies, and then the pudding mixture... I repeated the layers....the final layer being the crushed cookies... I then stuck some sour worms in for effect...we scooped out the cake using a new and clean child's sand spade...
I chilled the cake for about 4 hours before hand which helped it to "set".... everyone LOVED it..!!
Ft. Benning, GA
I made this "Bugs and Butterfly" cake for my daughter Hannah's 5th Birthday Party. It's one of those cake recipes that are so easy to make!!
I bought small butterfly cookie cutters and rolled out white fondant, then cut out the butterfly shapes. I then "painted" the fondant butterflies with gel food colors mixed with a few drops of water. I baked a simple tiered cake and frosted it with white buttercream icing. I piped grass borders and sprinkled brown sugar at the bottom of the cake stand to look like dirt. The different bugs were all made out of fondant icing, it works just like play-do!! Everything on the cake was edible, right down to the antennae on the ladybugs... dry angel hair pasta painted with black food gel!
Havelock , NC
A Butterfly shaped cake pan was used. I made homemade icing (recipe below), used icing color for the brilliant colors. I used a cake decorating bag with the star-like shape to make the dots on the cake to frost it. M&M's were used for decoration, also.
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 tsps clear vanilla
- 1/2 tsp clear almond extract
- 4 1/2 to 4 3/4 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 3 to 4 tbsps milk
Beat shortening, vanilla, and almond extract on medium speed of electric mixer for 30 seconds. Gradually add about 1/2 of the powdered sugar, beating well. Add 2 tbsps milk. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar and enough milk to make a spreading consistency (1 to 2 tbsps). Frost.
This is one of my favorite cake recipes!
The center is made in a round cake pan and the petals I cut from another round pan. There are butterflies sticking out of the cake also.