Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Columbus Day Cake!

Monday was the day we celebrate as Columbus Day here in the US, although the actual date is today, October 12. So, you're in luck! You still have time to make this cake!

This is so obviously a "Cool Food For Kids" for Louise's celebration. You can use half of a yellow cake mix, but I suggest instead that you use half of the one bowl yellow cake recipe I found in a Fanny Farmer Cookbook (you can find that here). Bake it in a well greased oval casserole dish, cut a notch in the top so the fo'castle and poopdeck are formed, frost with chocol
ate frosting (or the mocha frosting at that very same link), and frost. Use a wooden skewer, cut a square sail from a piece of paper. The sail should be the same dimension as the width of your ship. Stick the sail in the middle of the cake, and watch those kids smile!

See? Don't they look happy? Clearly this is a cool food.

And if you don't feel like making this tonight, just make it for Thanksgiving and call it the Mayflower. The kids will be very excited.

Happy Columbus Day, everyone!

9 comments:

SissySees said...

What a cute idea. We're having birthday cake for someone at the firehouse tonight... but the Knight went to the bakery. I'll have to remember this!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

If I had that cake in front of me right now (and its 8.55 am) I would be smiling and wanting to eat some too. Lucky kids. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

Pam said...

I love how creative you and your kids are. The cake looks really cool and tasty!

I am doing okay right now but I have a feeling the next three weeks will be busy, stressful, exciting, and exhausting! I can't wait to be settled into our new home! It's been a long time coming.

Two French Bulldogs said...

great job...now share
Benny & Lily

Pam said...

Very clever! It looks great!

Katherine Aucoin said...

You are so creative and the boys faces prove how proud they are!

I could really go for a piece of homemade cake right now.

Katherine Aucoin said...

You are so creative and the boys faces prove how proud they are!

I could really go for a piece of homemade cake right now.

grace said...

i have to compliment you on your makeshift sail and gloriously, lusciously frosted cake!

Nichole said...

Love it -happy columbus day!