How to Bake a Statue Of Liberty Cake

If you're looking to impress neighbors with a wild patriotic treat, this guide will take you beyond just stars and stripes.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Cook the marshmallow treats Cook the marshmallow treats according to the package directions and allow them to cool.
  • Step 2: Bake the cake Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions, pour the batter into the star-shaped pan, bake it according to package directions, and set it aside to cool.
  • TIP: Prepare both the cake and marshmallow treats the day before to allow both to firmly cool and set.
  • Step 3: Decorate Liberty island Frost the top of the cake with green frosting for the grass, and then frost the edges with gray frosting for the weathered brick.
  • Step 4: Clean the PVC pipe Clean the PVC pipe thoroughly and affix a 90 degree elbows at either end.
  • Step 5: Build the statue Use the marshmallow treats to sculpt the statue, using the pipes as a frame and buttercream frosting as mortar.
  • TIP: Cover the completed statue with a thin layer of frosting to create a smooth canvas.
  • Step 6: Cover with the fondant Wrap the statue in green fondant, being sure to create the classic folds in her dress. Use candy corn for the torch.
  • Step 7: Set statue in the cake Cut out a square piece from the center of the cake and set the pedestal in the hole. Stabilize Lady Liberty with frosting or fondant, and display her as the centerpiece.
  • FACT: While the Statue of Liberty's copper skin weighs in at 62,000 pounds, it is outmatched by the 54 million pounds of concrete in the statue's pedestal.

You Will Need

  • 1 star shaped cake pan
  • 1 box cake mix
  • Marshmallow rice cereal treats
  • Green frosting
  • Gray frosting
  • 1 12-in. PVC pipe
  • 1 inch diameter
  • 1 90-degree PVC pipe elbow connector
  • Buttercream frosting
  • Green fondant
  • Candy corn

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