Sunday, September 8, 2013

Celebrate "Back-to-School" With a Pencil Cake!


Welcome!
I'm so happy you came by for a visit!
we made the adorable pencil cake above as a little celebratory dessert.
It is SO easy and yet so fitting and festive for a treat at the end of 
a long day of work, isn't it?

Here are the oh-so-easy steps. 
If you would like to replicate it as a treat 
 for your family's new school year, you'll be all set!

Here's what you'll need:
loaf cake
white icing
yellow and pink food color
chocolate icing writer
edible silver glitter/confetti

Cake:
1. Make your fave boxed or from-scratch yellow-ish/vanilla cake. 
 (We used a box! No time for frills and from scratch right now! ) 
2. Pour batter into greased glass loaf cake pan and follow baking instructions.
3. After the cake is baked, cooled and removed from the pan, cut the corners off of one side of the cake so that it resembles a pencil shape.

Ex:


Icing:
1. Make your fave vanilla from - scratch frosting or use your fave prepared frosting.
(Yup, you guess it. We used a can of frosting. I do have a terrific cream cheese icing recipe here. But I didn't want to spend too much time on fancy with this.) 

2. Now separate the icing into two small bowls.

Mix yellow ( for the pencil ) into one.

Mix pink ( for the eraser) into the other. 

3. Spread and have fun creating a "pencil" look!





Decorate.:
1.  Using a chocolate icing writer, ice  a line between the "pencil" and the "eraser" on the cake.






2.  Sprinkle edible silver confetti on top of that line of chocolate. 


I don't have a  photo of the confetti decorating, but you can see it on the cake below:



3. Add a touch of chocolate icing from the tube to decorate
 the lead at the pencil tip, as above.


Enjoy!

I'd love to see YOUR cakes! 
Please share your creations if you do make a back-to-school cake 
or 
any celebratory dessert!


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~Chris



42 comments:

  1. What a fun (and tasty!) way to celebrate back to school! My 4-year-old won't be going to school until next year but I'm going to keep this in mind!

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    1. Emma,
      Thanks for the kind words and for taking the time to stop in!!

      Take care!

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  2. Aww great idea, looks so yummy :)

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays ...

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    1. Claire, thanks for stopping in!

      Take care, friend, and have a great day!

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    2. Hi Chris, just to let you know I'm featuring and pinning your post at the hop today :)

      Thanks again for linking up...

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    3. Oooh, how exciting! I love your CM hop and being featured is wonderful news!

      Thanks so much, Claire!!

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    1. Thank you SO much!
      I appreciate your visit!

      take care!

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  4. Beyond cute and creative. I will have to remember this for next year. Such a joy to find you today and be splashed with a bit of fun.

    I would be delighted to have you share this with our group of moms. Stop by to be encouraged as we have a guest post splashing us all in God's goodness. And as always, I would be crazy honored to have you link up.

    Just moms. Sharing our notes. Creating a melody.
    http://justsarahdawn.blogspot.com/2013/09/thank-goodness.html

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    1. Sarah,
      What lovely words and beautiful invitation!

      Thank you. I'd love to click over and link up!

      Take care!
      Thanks for your visit

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  5. How special and adorable. I love it. What a sweet and wonderful treat! Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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    1. Aw, thank YOU for stopping in and for the kind words, Chrissy!

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  6. So very creative!

    Thanks for linking up at Great Tastes Tuesday! Have a great week!

    Jill

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    1. Jill,
      Thanks for visiting and for hosting GTT!!

      Take care!

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  7. LOVE LOVE the pencil cake I will try to remember that for next year what a great activity to start the school year off with:)

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    1. Thank you, AnnaMarie!

      And thanks for stopping in....take care!

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  8. This cake is darling and such a clever idea! Thanks for linking up with The Monday Munchies this week!

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    1. Lisa
      Thanks for stopping in and for the kind words!
      Love your MM hop~~!
      Take care!

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  9. My kids saw this and now we will be making tonight! Too cute and so simple!

    Thanks for stopping by and linking up with Good Tastes Tuesday.
    http://www.sherrylwilson.com/good-tastes-tuesday/

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    1. Sherryl
      So happy you will be tying it..it's so much fun!

      Love to see pic of your finished product!

      Thanks for stopping in...

      xoxo

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  10. What a creative and fun idea! I love the pictures of your kids too - they look like they're having so much fun :)

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    1. Lizzy
      Thank you so much for stopping in and for your kind words!!

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    1. Thanks, Amy!!

      I appreciate your visit!

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  12. This looks great. I can't wait to try it with our house! Each Monday, I have a Meatless Meal link up. I would love it if you'd share this recipe with my readers. If you're interested, you can find the link at www.LittlestSweetPea.com
    Thanks!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for the invit to link up! Will do:)

      Take care!

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  13. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on ALL weekend.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenny!
      I just clicked over and linked....

      it IS a great hop...you;re pretty busy over there!!

      Take care and thanks for visiting!

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  14. Thank you for linking this wonderful recipe up with the Hearts for Home Blog Hop. I look forward to using your tutorial with my children when we start back up in October :)

    Your post has been selected to feature on Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy's Hearts for Home Blog Hop post featuring recipes which will go live on Thursday, September 19th. Please remember to grab the "I was Featured" button :)
    http://monstersed.co.za/2013/09/19/hearts-home-blog-hop-16

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  15. Jolene~
    Thanks so much!
    How kind of you to feature my post for this week;s hop!! You made my day, friend!

    Enjoy making the cake with the kids in Oct. I can't wait to see your version of the treat!

    xoxox
    Thanks for stopping over

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  16. Very cute and look at your little chefs!

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    1. Aw, thanks, Dawn!

      I appreciate your visit very much!

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  17. This cake is so adorable and makes the perfect back to school dessert! I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: http://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-9/

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    1. Nicky
      Thanks so much for your kind words and the lovely invit!!

      I will look fwd to linking up on Wed!

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  18. This is just too adorable, Chris! I love it! :-) Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again this week. :-) http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/09/try-new-recipe-tuesday-september-17.html God bless, Lisa

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    1. Thanks, Lisa~~!

      Love your Tues hop...so much fun! Your blog is quite welcoming. You have a great group of blogger-friends who link!

      Take care!

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  19. This is so, so cute!! We love to make fun cakes, and you made this sound very simple! I'm pinning it--thanks for sharing at Teach Me Tuesday!!

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    1. It IS simple, Carla! You'll enjoy making it with the kids...love to see pics when you do!

      Thank you for stopping in!

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  20. I LOVE this, and so would my kids! Thank you for linking it up to Delicious Dish Tuesday!!
    I'm featuring this as my favorite for this week's DDT. Please come by, grab the new "Featured Favorite" button, and share another great recipe with us! :)

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    1. Aw, thank you, Alesha!!

      How kind of you ....thanks for stopping in!

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  21. What fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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    1. Thanks so much, Carrie!! Love your hop...thanks for the visit as well!

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