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BEN 10 CAKEBen 10 Cake

This is easy to make, just make 2 sponge cakes, one square and a small round one. Cover both the cakes with black fondant icing, then roll out a round circle with white fondant icing, and place it on the top of the small round cake. Then use some food colouring to make white fandant icing green. and mix some a little bit of black with the white fondant to get the grey. Roll 4 round strips with the white fondant for the watch grips The decorating is easy, just have the watch there and copy design. The icing is like playing with play doh. so get the kids involved they will love it.. You could even get some black liquorice strips to make the watch band to go on the sides. Have Fun !!



Bake a sheet cake the size that you need. highschoolmusical.bmp (133910 bytes)
Ice the cake in white buttercream icing making sure it is nice and smooth.
Cover the cake  with red coloured ready roll icing.

Get a icing pen and draw on the word's " HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL "

Then pipe over the pen marking with yellow icing and using a star tip to do the words High School Musical.

You can use either white tic tacs or gold/sliver edible pearls for the light bulbs spacing them on the yellow letters pushing them slightly into the icing.

Take a picture of the kids from a magzine or download and print to the size that you need and cut it out.
Then laminate it on both sides leaving a small laminated edge around the entire picture.

Then lay the picture at the bottom edge of the cake top with the hands etending over the bottom fo the words ("High School Musical").

To Finish use a star tip and white icing make a shell border around the top and the bottom edge of the sides fo the cake.

Your child will think your the best parent ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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2 baked 9" or 10" round cakes
3 to 4 cups chocolate icing


Chocolate fingers
Milk chocolate rolls
Several pieces Edible rice paper
3 10" wooden skewers
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Rolo candies
Gold wrapped chocolate money
Plastic pirate figures, washed thoroughly                             

1. Cut the cakes in half and layer them, rounded sides all facing the same direction, adding a thin coat of chocolate icing between the layers.

2. Trim the bottom curves of the cakes slightly to help them sit flat, then turn the cakes upright, as shown.

(Tip: If necessary, wrap the cakes in plastic and chill in the freezer to make them firmer. Also, two drinking straws stuck through the four layers of cake will help keep them together.)

3. Cover with the chocolate icing, then create planking lines along the hull chocolate fingers. Chill at least one hour to firm the icing.

4. Press the chocolate rolls into both sides of the ship for cannons.

5. Cut sails from the rice paper, then slip them onto the skewers and set the masts in place.

6. Add Malteaser cannonballs, plenty of Rolo gold booty, Gold wrapped chocolate money, then station a few pirates to keep watch.

7. For safety, place the candles in the chocolate roll cannons, far from the paper sails. Also, make sure that the surface on which the cake rests is impervious to wax, as the burning candles will drip.


Treasure Chest Cake                        

Prep Time: 50 minutes (Ready in 3 hours)
Makes 25 Servings


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Sponge Cake Mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
3 eggs


Milk Chocolate Icing


Fruit strips
Edible treasures, such as chocolate coins, Rolo candies, chocolate almonds


Heat oven to 350F. Grease and flour 9x5 inch loaf pan. In large bowl, combine all cake ingredients; beat at low speed until moistened. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed. Pour batter into greased and floured pan.

Bake at 350F. for 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan for 15 minutes. Remove cake from pan; place on wire rack. Cool 1 hour or until completely cooled.

Cut off top of cake, leaving base of treasure chest about 1 3/4 inches high. Trim 1/2 inch off 1 long side of cut off top of cake to form chest lid; crumble cut off piece of cake and set aside for later use. Place "chest base" on platter or foil covered cardboard; frost cake. Place candies on front edge of "chest base."

Cover trimmed side of "chest lid" with a small amount of chocolate icing. Place "chest lid" on top of "chest base", lining it up with back long side of "chest base." ice the remaining surfaces of "chest lid." With fork or pastry comb, create wood grain affect or you could use chocolate fingers !!

Attach fruit strips on edges and across center of "chest." Sprinkle reserved cake crumbs around cake. Arrange candies on platter around cake.


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2 baked 9-inch round cakes
1 baked dome cake (baked in a 2 1/2-quart bowl)
4 cups white frosting
Red food coloring
Gel icing
Cake doll

Decorating The Cake

1. Stack and lightly ice the two round cakes and then the dome cake (flat side down) on a serving plate to form a skirt.

2. After the icing on the cake firms up (you may have to chill the cake for a while), tint the remaining icing with food coloring and spread it on the upper two thirds of the skirt.

3. Pipe on decorative gel icing trim. Then press the waist of the cake doll into the center of the cake.

4. Dress her in a icing bodice, same colour as dress and she's ready to make her debut at the party. Serves 16 to 18.


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5 baked 8" square cakes
5 to 7 cups white icing
5 icecream cones
Purple and pink edible glitter
1/2 cup pink icing
White and purple gumdrops
Plenty Pink Sweets
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Mini candy hearts
Red sprinkles
Colored paper
5 toothpicks

Decorating The Cake

1. Cut one cake into four equal pieces and arrange three of them on the top the four whole cakes, as shown, securing with icing. (Tip: Cut up the extra cake piece for nibblers.)

2. Frost the castle and cones with the white icing, then sprinkle the cones with edible glitter or hundreds and thousands and set them on the castle.

3. With a pastry bag, create pink icing corner pillars and a door.

4. Set the gumdrops around the castle ledge, then add decorative loops with piped icing bag and the mini candy hearts.

5. Finally, add the sprinkles around the top of the castle and top the cone turrets with flags cut from the colored paper ans stick to the toothpicks with a little icing.


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2 baked 8-inch round cakes
Icing for frosting or ready to roll icing
Marzipan and jam ( if using ready to roll icing )
Purple food coloring
Marsh Mallows
Sweets for decorate dinosaur's ridged back
Jelly Tots


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Cut both cooled cake rounds into the appropriate dinosaur shapes as shown in the diagram.

Referring to the finished cake above, angle the small pieces to form the dinosaur's mouth and the long slivers to make the tail. Ice the whole cake with purple coloured icing sugar or marzipan and cover with purple coloured ready to roll icing. Jelly tots ideal for creating the effect of a dinosaur's ridged back, stick on using a little frosting icing. Use marsh mallows for the dinosaur's spots if you have frosted the cake or cut out some circles using the white ready to roll icing before colouring.



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2 baked 8-inch oval cakes
Ready to roll icing
Red, Yellow and Black food coloring (if Red Ranger)
Piping Icing

Decorating The Cake

Spread jam onto top of one of the oval cakes, then place other oval cake on top.

Cover both cakes with jam and marzipan, colour half of your ready to roll icing red, then with the other half divide that into two and colour one half back and the other yellow. Roll out red icing and cover the cake, then roll yellow icing and cut out design as on above cake, then stick onto the cake using some jam. Also roll out the back icing and cut to the design on the above cake and stick using jam, finish the cake with piped icing around the bottom of the black visor and around chin.  


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