Cape Cod Birthday Cake

by Elizabeth
(Central Texas)

Cape Cod Cake

Cape Cod Cake

This was a very simple and fun cake to make for my friend who is from the Cape Cod area. I used an 8 inch cake (although it would have been better with a bigger size proportionally) and used the cake domes that I cut off to level the cake to create the hill for the light house to sit on.

I then iced the whole cake in a crumb coat of butter cream icing. While it was still tacky, I pressed in graham cracker crumbs on top to create the sand. After the coat dried, I completed the sides. In order to create the 'waves' I simply set an angled spatula on the surface of the icing and pulled away to create peaks.

At this point, I went ahead and placed the light house (store bought from the dollar store) on top. It was hollow so I was able to use dowel rods for support.

After the light house was in place, I made the path to the beach with chocolate chips. Then, I piped in the grass using the Wilton grass/hair tip. I then placed the sea shells around the top border. The shells were made from Candy Seashell Molds. The final step was the border at the bottom.

This was a great, easy and delicious cake (I used the white cake recipe from this website) and was a perfect surprise for my homesick friend!

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