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