This Camping Birthday Cake was fun to make with easy decorations and imagination gone wild!
My oldest son enjoys to camp with his dad. (Me, not so much.) They don’t go out often, but when they get a chance, they enjoy the great outdoors with fishing, sleeping in a tent and cooking on the fire. A few years ago, he asked for a camping birthday cake.
This is one of those “it doesn’t have to be perfect moments”. I like what I did, but I didn’t care for how the frosting came out. It was very humid that day and I think I should have made a different frosting to help that. Wilton does have a high humidity frosting. I did get a high number of compliments on the cake and my child liked it a lot. Again, that’s the point! Thankfully because my cake decoration skills do lack a little. But, it was fun to make, cheaper than buying it at the store and it was fun to get creative.
Camping Birthday Cake
I took two 9×13 cake mixes and made them according to package directions. I baked the cakes then turned them out of the pan and put them together on our “cake sheet” (a flat board covered with foil). (My husband made that for me a long time ago!) The cake was frosted with green buttercream icing.
The decorations for the camping birthday cake included:
Gram crackers for the tent, milk duds for the border of the pond and walkway, gummy fish, dental floss for the line of the fishing poles (you may not want to use mint floss) ;-), pretzels for the fishing poles, sugar cones for the pine trees. The water was blue frosting.
If you have hunting or camping toys laying around your house, you could decorate the top of the cake with those as well. We didn’t have any figurines at the time, but we do now. ;-)