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.

That's it!

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.'

Very fun!


  1. Now that is fun. What a great idea. I sure will save this as lots of birthdays coming up among us.
    Thanks for sharing

  2. What a fabulous idea! LQQKS GREAT!

    Smiles, Cyndi