I made this cake for my favorite four year old, Maddie. This was so fun!
The base is a basic chiffon cake. It’s a lovely one bowl recipe, the only difference is after you mix all ingredients you fold in beaten egg whites. The result is a light and airy cake that is not too sweet. My right hand gal Nancy baked the cake and made a delicious real butter cream frosting. I also needed a small rectangular cake for the base of my large rock formation. I am no ready, I have the perfect canvas for a Lion King cake.
First I mixed a basic butter cookie recipe and kneaded some cocoa into enough dough to form the large and small rocks. I baked them and set them aside.
I cut the rectangular cake on the diagonal and put the two identical pieces together. I added cocoa to some of the butter cream and I iced the wedge or base for the rocks. With a toothpick I traced into the icing where I’d put the water. I iced the top of the cake brown. I added blue food coloring to some of the butter cream to form water and iced in the water. I sprinkled graham cracker crumbs around the brown base to make it look like sand. I placed cookie rocks around the cake with some grasses coming out of them. I bought the grasses at Michael’s for .59 each.
Now I’ve got to start thinking about what I’ll be making for Ryan’s next cake!
I feel good about making a delicious birthday cake with real ingredients.
Have a wonderful week!