Great for Father's Day or
to enjoy at any summertime gathering.
Playing in the kitchen is fun
with this easy-to-use
and frugal recipe for Modeling Candy Clay to
make the details of this wonderfully appealing cake.
Photo is easy to follow and instructions to make
the grill, hot dogs, hamburgers, and hot coals follows.
No need to keep a fire extinguisher handy,
just a fork will do the trick!
Modeling Candy Recipe
14 oz. bag of Wilton Candy Melts
(sold at Michael's, Wal-Mart and other craft stores)
1/3 cup light corn syrup
Candy or icing colors (food coloring)
Melt candy as directed on the package. Stir in corn syrup and mix only until blended. Shape mixture onto a 1-inch square of waxed paper and let set at room temperature until dry. Wrap well and store at room temperature until needed. Modeling candy handles best if hardened overnight.
If you wish to tint candy, add candy, icing or food coloring. Knead a small portion at a time. If it gets too soft, set aside at room temperature or refrigerate briefly. Lasts for several weeks in a well-sealed container.
Sprinkle surface with corn starch to prevent sticking. Thicknes of rolled-out candy should be approximately 1/8-inch. HINT: Secure pieces togetherwith dots of buttercream icing, if necessary.
Details for the cake:
With thinned Royal Icing, 'paint' 9 pieces of 'spaghetti' size rounds grey. These can be piped right onto waxed paper and dried, then handled like clay to put on top of cake.
Hamburgers and Hot Dogs:
Flatten rounds for hamburger and rolls for hot dogs. Indent and paint marks on hot dogs. Use a cut bag to flow thinned Royal Icing cheese over hamburgers. With leftover modeling candy clay, make a 1-inch wide rim piece, the circumference of the top of the grill.
Ice a 2-layer cake smooth; top black, sides white. Position candy rim on edge of top. With toothpick, mark grill sides, 3 inches from top. Outline bottom of grill with Decorating Tip 8. Cover grill rim and sides with Tip 16 Stars. Use Tip 3 to print a message, then overpipe it for shadowing (if desired).
Coals and Grates:
Place marshmallow 'coals' and spaghetti 'grates' on top. Edge top with a Tip 6 outline.
Legs and Ball Feet on BBQ:
Pipe Tip 8 outline legs and ball feet. Add Tip 233 grass at base of cake.
Hamburgers and Hot Dogs: Position them on top of grill. Pipe Tip 70 spatula-striped leaf motion to lift and create 'flames' between the grates.
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