This campfire cake was the perfect bake to celebrate Father’s Day while also getting the kids involved. Because I bake a lot, I tend to have lots of random bits and pieces of fondant hanging out from recent projects. A cake like this is perfect for using those up, as stones can be nearly any color. Mix the colors to get shades of brown, grey, or even swirls of color in your stones. Cut them, rip them, shape them, or roll them to shape the stones. This cake is almost impossible to mess up.
For the flame, crush cinnamon and butterscotch disks. Melt in the oven at 300 degrees F on parchment paper, and then crack the cooled candy to create sharp edges and a fire look. This process can be as simple or as complicated as you want, depending on how detailed you want your “fire.” Hazelnut Pirouline cookies made easy logs and a special treat, though I have made this cake with icing logs as well.
This is an easy and forgiving cake, good for beginners and kids. My little ones and I had a fun time making this cake together for Father’s Day!
Originally posted on June 19, 2016