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
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!