by Lucie Berube
(Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada)
Prospector Tent Birthday Cake
This Camping Cake was an exact replica (from the cabin to the location of the trees surrounding it) of my 20+ year friend's cabin for his birthday. He married my husband and I last summer and I wanted to offer him something special for his day!
I made Royal Icing and pipped out the trees on parchment paper with the shadow of the Jack Pine trees (that's all that grows here North of 60). I let them dry for one week, they were very fragile and I was glad that I had plenty of extras. The birch trees were also pipped and I used a toothpick dipped in brown icing to make the lines on the trunks. The snow was made with coconut which went well with this old recipe I got from my ex mother in law. The cabin and other details were made with Gum Paste and painted with gel coloring and vodka.
From the editor:
Awesome job on your Camping Cake. I'm sure your friend was thrilled with his cake. Thanks so much for taking the time to share it with us.
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