Camping Cake

This kicks off our “Camping” theme

Camping Theme Cake


  • 2 9″x13″ cakes
  • Green frosting
  • Breakfast pastries
  • Chocolate candy bar
  • Green sprinkles
  • Waffle cones
  • Pretzel rods
  • Blue gelatin (made according to package directions)
  • Gummy fish
  • Chocolate candies
  • Candles
  • Pretzel sticks
  • Miniature marshmallows
  • Toothpicks

1)  Put two cakes together to form the base.  Frost with green-tinted frosting.  I used the bottom side of a spoon to “lift” the frosting up to make some texture (this is my way to hide my sorry frosting skills!).  Decide how you want to lay-out the campsite.

2)  Use two breakfast pastries to make a tent.  I put a rectangular piece of chocolate inside the tent for a sleeping bag.  Frost and sprinkle three small waffle cones for trees.  Allow the frosting to harden a little bit.  Poke pretzel rods into the cake for tree trunks, and then balance the cones on the rods to complete the trees.

3)  Using a spoon, scoop out the cake to form a stream.  Fill with blue gelatin.  Place chocolate candies bordering the stream (we used Milk Duds).  You can also put gummy fish in the stream.

4)  Form a campfire by placing several candles close together in a circle.  Lean pretzel sticks in towards the candles (leave some space, so they don’t get singed when you light the candles!).  Use more chocolate candies to form an outer circle around the pretzels.  Place mini-marshmallows on toothpicks and arrange by the fire.

I added a campsite flag to the Campfire Cake as a finishing touch for the birthday girl!


About Stacie Nelson

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  1. Leah's Little Bowtique says:

    What a fun cake! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

  2. phasejumper says:

    Cute cake!

  3. MaryAnne says:

    This is super cute!

  4. Julie says:

    Another fan of the cake….wonderful!

  5. Carrie says:

    Great idea!!!!! Thanks!!!

    • Stacie says:

      Thanks, Carrie! Glad you like it! We had a great time making and eating that cake!

  6. Macmom says:

    My son wants me to make him a nature/outdoor themed cake for his birthday. This is perfect!! Thank you so much for sharing your idea.

  7. What happens to the jello river when you leave the cake out??

    • I had it in the refrigerator until we served it. The Jello was fine while the party was going on–just like regular jell-o would set out fine during a meal or something! Hope that helps!

  8. My daughter picked this cake to make for her girl scouts. Each girl has to make their own cake with no adult help, lol oh boy. My only question is how did you make the flag. Because she wants to add one. It’ll have to say “Girl Scouts Troop #####”. Thank you!

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