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Campout Cake

Campout Cake

Bring the great outdoors to your child's birthday with this campout cake.


  • 2 baked 9-inch round cakes
  • 4 cups green frosting
  • Graham crackers
  • Gumdrops
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Necco wafers
  • Chocolate cookie crumbs
  • Marshmallow trees (see recipe below)
  • Colored frosting and gel icing


Layer the cakes and frost them green. Build a campfire with graham cracker-crumb ashes, gumdrop flames and pretzel stick logs.

For the campers' sleeping bags, frost graham cracker quarters with bright colors and decorate with gel icing. Draw a camper's face with the icing onto a Necco wafer and place on top of each sleeping bag.

Arrange the campers around the "fire" and add a sprinkle of cookie dirt and a few marshmallow trees.

Marshmallow Trees: In a saucepan over medium heat, melt 16 large marshmallows with 2 tablespoons butter, stirring constantly.

Remove from the heat and add green food coloring and 2 cups cornflakes, stirring well after each addition.

Spray hands with cooking spray and mold cone-shaped trees. Place trees on a waxed paper-lined tray to cool.