Monday, July 25, 2011

"Camping Out" Camp Fire Cake

Camp Fire Time

I LOVE this cake for camping out! posted this cute tutorial for making the fire for this "Camp Fire Cake".
The logs are Pepperidge Farms Cookies (how clever)
and here is how she made the fire:
While the cake is baking, make the candy part of this cake. Place 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/4 a cup of corn syrup (Karo syrup) and 1/8 cup water in a sauce pan and brought  to a boil. If you don't have a candy thermometer, use this trick,  have a bowl of ice water next to the stove and when it starts to get thicker and you think it might be ready, use a spoon and put a little in the water. If it hardens and cracks when it breaks, then it is ready. If not, stir a little longer and then try again.  If you want a more exact way or if you already have a thermometer then it needs to reach 295 F. Add the coloring at the end . Do not mix the color, try to get the color to vary a little. Pour it onto tin foil on top of  a cookie sheet. Cool before removing from foil.

p.s. don't forget the camp fire songs...and scary stories!!!

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