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The party theme was "coloring our world". Our triplets were turning 2, so the invitation we made looked like a box of crayons. The outside said "They've colored our world... " When it was opened it said "Come quick before they color our walls".
Once I had the idea for a theme for the party, I drew a picture of the 3 crayons. I then took it to a copy store and had them blow it up as large as I wanted the kid cake to be.
I then made 3 cakes that were baked in 9x13 pyrex pans. Once cooled I took the cakes out of the pans and placed them on top of a board that was covered with coordinating wrapping paper. Once all 3 cakes were on, I placed the blown up drawing on top and began to cut all around the cake.
Once the kid cake was cut to size I put the extra pieces aside for people to nibble on. I then started to cut my template little by little. I first cut off the top crayon, and left the other 2 on while I frosted the red. Once that was done, I frosted the blue after I cut off the 2nd crayon, and 3rd, the green crayon. I used more frosting when I had variance's in the height of the cakes. The ovals were black shoe string licorice that I bought at a specialty candy store.
Barrie ON Canada
This Crayon kid cake is time consuming, but the end product is amazing!!
- 1 box (18.5 oz.) yellow-cake mix
- 2 cans (16 oz. each) vanilla frosting
- Blue, green, orange, red, and yellow food coloring
- 5 Yodels or Ho Hos or swiss logs
- 1 cup dark-chocolate-fudge frosting
- Green sour-licorice strips
1. Using pound-cake variation (add instant pudding and 1 extra egg), prepare cake mix according to package directions for one 9" x 13" cake. Cool cake completely.
2. Divide 1 can of frosting among six small bowls. Tint bowls blue, green, orange, red, yellow, and light green (mix a drop of yellow with green food coloring). Place light green in resealable plastic bag. Trim one end of each Yodel to form crayon tips.
3. Place Yodels on wire rack. Microwave one bowl of frosting 5 to 10 seconds in microwave, or until consistency of slightly whipped cream. Pour over one Yodel, and let set; repeat with remaining colors and Yodels.
4. Trim cake to make level, and invert onto serving plate. Measure 4" in from center of one short end of cake. Score one half-circle from corners to 4" mark. Following score mark and using a serrated knife, cut out 1"-thick flat piece of cake (to create opening of crayon box). Reserve 1/2 cup vanilla frosting. Tint remaining frosting orange-yellow. Frost half circle with vanilla frosting; frost remaining cake with orange-yellow frosting. Pipe green frosting onto bottom corners of "crayon box," and spread with small knife. Pipe a green outline on white frosting. Place row of "crayons" on cake, trimming to fit. Put chocolate frosting in resealable plastic bag, snip off corner, and pipe lines and circles onto crayons. Place licorice strips to outline green frosting on bottom corners. Serves 16.