4Th Of July Firecracker Cake???

Decorating By Edibleart Updated 2 Jul 2009 , 2:25am by cutthecake

Edibleart Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 7:24pm
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I need a small cake for a cake walk - serving 10-15 people and they requested a firecracker theme. I have done some searching but I'm wondering if anyone has seen anything neat or have any neat ideas. I'm not sure if I should go with a single firecracker or a "book" of firecrackers, or maybe 3 standing together? Any input would be appreciated!

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Edibleart Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 11:28pm
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Wow - I must've posted right when they were doing maintenance or something because this post showed up 4 times! I apologize!

Edibleart Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 11:28pm
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double post...

andysprite Posted 2 Jul 2009 , 12:01am
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I've had a hard time finding really cute firecracker cakes. I came up with an idea that I wanted to try but won't have a chance to this year. So...maybe you can give it a shot for me. icon_smile.gif
What about taking several 6" or 8" round cakes and cutting them in half. Then "stack" the cakes, cut side down, so it looks like a firecracker laying on the cake board (more like half a firecracker). Then you can cover with fondant and decorate. You could make a wick out of fondant or gumpaste to lay on the board at the "top" of the firecracker. (Am I making any sense? lol ).

andysprite Posted 2 Jul 2009 , 12:02am
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I've had a hard time finding really cute firecracker cakes. I came up with an idea that I wanted to try but won't have a chance to this year. So...maybe you can give it a shot for me. icon_smile.gif
What about taking several 6" or 8" round cakes and cutting them in half. Then "stack" the cakes, cut side down, so it looks like a firecracker laying on the cake board (more like half a firecracker). Then you can cover with fondant and decorate. You could make a wick out of fondant or gumpaste to lay on the board at the "top" of the firecracker. (Am I making any sense? lol ).

cutthecake Posted 2 Jul 2009 , 12:15am
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What's a cake walk?

Edibleart Posted 2 Jul 2009 , 1:53am
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Thanks, andysprite - I was thinking of something similar, but I wasn't sure if I wanted to go with something upright or lying down. I think though that lying down would be a much safer bet for the event! I had thought maybe do 2 - 6" cakes, stack them and then cut down 3 round circles out of an inch or so of the top, leaving the circles attached and cutting "v's" out of the sides so that when it was frosted it would look like 3 firecrackers. I could probably vary the heights of each "firecracker". It would definitely be a challenge to ice because I will be using buttercream!

Cutthecake - I wasn't sure what a cake walk was either! The way I understand it, people pay to get in and then have number squares to walk around on until "stop" is called. A number is called out and the person standing on that number gets to pick a cake from a table full of all different kinds of cake.

cutthecake Posted 2 Jul 2009 , 2:25am
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Thanks, Edibleart. I don't think they have them around here. They're fund-raisers, I guess. We just have bake sales.

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