Tuesday, February 26, 2013
How to Make a Vintage-Trailer Cake
What could be cuter at your next Girl Camping meet-up than a cake in the shape of a vintage 'canned ham' trailer? It's guaranteed to produce smiles and to disappear fast once you've cut into it. And it's easy to create!
To make one, all you need is a round cake layer; regular icing in a bowl; a tube of cake-decorating icing in a contrasting color; and a few round cookies.
* Cut the round cake in half to make two half-rounds. Ice them together, cut sides down. Then ice the entire 'trailer body.'
* Use the icing tube to draw on windows, a door, and any other trim that will add to your design. (For this cake, we also used 'sheet icing' in silver, and cut the windows and doors out from that sheet.)
* Affix a round cookie to each side to make the wheels. You also can make a door step and front hitch by cutting up one of your extra cookies.
Everyone always seems to want a cookie wheel with her slice of the cake. To satisfy everyone, place the extra cookies from the package into a bowl and pass it around as 'spare tires.'