Saturday, November 20, 2010

A Scarecrow Cake

Here's a really cute cake that would be fun to make with children or grandchildren.  My daughter found it online and took it to a party recently.  I don't have step-by-step pictures, but here are the directions for making it.

You'll need these things:
1 cake mix (any flavor)
1 tub of white frosting
1 box of fruit roll-ups ( the plain ones without a stamped design)
1 box of small waffle cups ( used for ice cream bowls, there should be 10 in the box)
1 tablespoon of choc. syrup
Step 1:
Bake your cake according to the box directions in a bundt or tube pan. Turn out onto a plate and cool thoroughly.

Step 2: Add the chocolate syrup to your white frosting.  This gives it a slight beige tint.  Frost the entire cake with the frosting.  Reserve a little frosting to use for glueing the hat pieces onto the cake.

Step 3:  Unroll all of the fruit roll-ups and using scissors, cut each strip lengthwise into smaller strips up to about a half-inch from the top, so that your strip is still connected.  This will be the straw hair.

Step 4:  Lay the hair onto the top of the cake, around 2/3 of the cake, leaving room for the face, draping it over the edges and down the sides of the cake.

Step 5:  Lay one waffle bowl upside down on the top of the cake to create the hat.  Stack four more on top of it for height.

Step 6: Break the other 5 waffle cups into large irregular pieces and attach them with extra icing around the hat to form the brim of the hat.

Step 7: Cut triangles from one fruit rollup and attach a nose and eyes to the cake.

There,  you're all finished!  Won't that be cute for a fall party or Thanksgiving table?  Enjoy!


  1. What a cute cake. I used to do cake decorating so this brings back fond memories. When my kids got older I didn't do those kinds of birthday cakes anymore but hopefully I'll get a chance once grandkids start coming.

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