A Camping Themed Birthday Cake
We are celebrating another birthday in our home today! Twinkle Toes is 9 years old!!
For this birthday she requested a “Camping” and/or “Waterslide” theme. We are going to have both! As soon as we get home from another Dentist appointment this morning, we are headed to the lake/waterslides with a picnic lunch. After that we’ll come back home, pitch a tent in the backyard, roast hotdogs and marshmallows, and open gifts. It’s going to be a fun day!
I wasn’t at all prepared to make a cake last night… My goal was to try and come up with a cake using only ingredients/supplies that I already had in my cupboard. However, at 9:50pm last night (just after the cakes finally came out of the oven to cool) I realized I was completely out of powdered sugar and couldn’t make frosting. Thankfully our little local market stays open until 10pm and I made it just in time!
I was so happy with how the cake turned out. Isn’t it cute?!?
2 – 8″ Round Cakes
2 – 6″ Round Cakes
2 cups milk chocolate frosting
1 cup green frosting
For the Tent, Bed, Pillow, and Sign:
*Originally I thought about using a couple toaster pastries for the tent, but since I had the yellow fondant leftover from the sign, I decided to use that instead. I thought it looked cuter for a little girl’s cake. I did use the pop tarts to help shape the fondant though, draping it over them in a tent shape to harden.
(I also used the leftover yellow fondant, a dab of frosting, and some brown jimmies to make a couple sunflowers to place at the base of the tent)
For the Trees:
milk chocolate for tree stumps (I used Hershey bells, sliced)
tree shaped cookie cutter
Ladybugs, Butterflys, Camp Fire, Marshmallows and Roasting Sticks:
red hots & black icing for ladybugs
black M&M’s (or candy pebbles) for fire pit
red and orange sprinkles for fire
2 pretzel sticks
2 mini marshmallows
(My initial inspiration was found here and here)
Happy Birthday Twinkle Toes!
Prayer of Mothers
Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.