Fathers Day: Grill / Bar-B-Q Cookout Cake!

Items Needed :

  • 10 in. Round Pans
  • Tips 3, 6, 8
  • Tip 16
  • Tip 70
  • Tip 233
  • Decorator Brush Set


  • Black, Leaf Green, Red-Red, Golden Yellow, Orange Icing Colors
  • White Candy Melts
  • Chocolate Candy Melts
  • Red Candy Food Coloring
  • Buttercream Icing
  • Royal Icing
  • Candy Clay Recipe
  • Uncooked Spaghetti
  • Large Marshmallows
  • Confectioners Sugar

For grates: With thinned royal icing, “paint” 9 pieces of spaghetti grey. Push into a craft block to dry. Carefully break spaghetti into graduated lengths to fit top of “grill”. For coals: Flatten marshmallows, paint deep grey. When dry, pat with confectioners sugar.

Make hamburgers and hot dogs out of candy clay. Indent and paint grate marks on hot dogs. Use a cut bag to flow thinned royal icing cheese over hamburgers. With leftover candy clay, make a 1 in. wide rim piece, the circumference of top.

Ice 2-layer cake smooth; top black, sides white. Position candy rim on edge of top. With toothpick, mark grill sides, 3 in. from top. Outline bottom of grill with Tip 8. Cover grill rim and sides with Tip 16 stars. Print Tip 3 message, then overpipe.

Place marshmallow “coals” and spaghetti “grates” on top. Edge top with Tip 6 outline.

Pipe Tip 8 outline legs and ball feet. Add Tip 233 grass at cake base.

Position hamburgers and hot dogs. Pipe Tip 70 spatula-striped leaf motion “flames” between grates.

YIELD: Serves 24

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