Tuesday, September 15, 2009

He's got the whole world....

on a cake!






The kids and I are embarking on a trip around the world this year. The kids all have faux passports and as we travel we will add stickers to the passports for each country. One of our first projects was to make a map of the world - on a cake. We made a wonderful chocolate mint cookie cake. I discovered that freehanding a map of the world is harder than you would think. I wasn't intending to be so egocentric and have North America so large, but I started on the left and went right. So Asia got squished. And then eaten. Nate insisted that we use sprinkles for the major mountain ranges to it would be a physical map.

Recipe:

2 boxes chocolate cake mix
2 eggs
1 cup oil
1/4 cup water

Mix together. It will be quite thick.

Add 1 bag Andes mint chips.

Pat into a large greased jelly roll pan.

Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Cool and ice as desired.

5 comments:

MomBrose said...

You're so creative! And artistic! :) YUM with that recipe...can't wait to try it!

Liz said...

Looks great and I think your map looks fine.

Jean said...

taking a bite out of the whole world. Very nice and the map is awesome.

Jean said...

Oh and Tamara.....I LOVE your haircut. Very cute and makes you look about 20 :)

Kimberly said...

Great looking cake! I wouldn't have noticed about Asia if you hadn't said anything. I wish I would have remembered to take a picture of our cake. Oh well, it is all eaten now!