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Se7en Make a Boabab Christmas Tree Cake… Summer Party Fun!!!

December 28th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Our friends at Yuppie Chef have an annual Festive Cake Icing Challenge…


And today was the last day to enter, So of course today we decided that it was a good day to take a break from all the hustle and bustle and have some fun… Now you might need a little creativity in understanding our entry… they were looking for a Christmas cake with a South African theme… So we made a Boabab Christmas tree… next to a little hut!!!
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We started with the flavor of Christmas and Gingerbread animals from the African plains and goats of course!!!
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And a little bit of icing to help them look more like the wild beasts they represent…
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We ground up some gingerbread cookies to make “sand” and we popped skewers into licorice strings to make baobab branches, and finally a Christmas tree wouldn’t be a Christmas tree without a string of lights so we threaded jelly beans onto florist wire.
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Then we wrapped our christmas gifts…
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For our African hut and our tree we used ice-cream because lets face it, it is the middle of summer here and we are dying of heat and crying out for ice-cream… so here is our hut with a melted mint chocolate roof and chopped dried fruit squares to make the pattern. (We kept the ice-cream part of the cake on saucers because lets face it no one wants a soggy cake).
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The gifts were left on the roof of the hut – the hut has no chimney after all!!!
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Then onto the tree…
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A stem of ice-cream and we dripped melted mint-chocolate down the sides for bark…
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Then we added the branches and Christmas lights… And a couple of wild animals…
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And we were done… Here’s the Boabab tree – all lit up with Christmas lights and some wild animals wandering around it.
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Thanks again Yuppie-Chef for some baking fun!!! You guys are the best for getting us cooking!!! Hope you all enjoy the holidays!!! We will have to send you a picture of us enjoying the feast… a party cake indeed!!!

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Tags: Cakes · Monday Munchies · Plenty of Parties

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jacki // Dec 29, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Brilliant fun and really creative!
    jacki´s last blog post ..summer birthdays

  • 2 se7en // Dec 29, 2011 at 4:21 am

    Hay Jacki, Glad you like our creative cake!!! I know if we didn’t actually say what it was no one on this earth would actually know what it was – but we had a lot of fun putting it together!!! Hope you are having a fabulous week and not totally freezing!!!

  • 3 » Mzanzi Festive Cake Entries 2011 » Spatula Magazine // Dec 29, 2011 at 9:18 am

    [...] bloggers even wrote about their cake making experiences, read some thoughts from Se7en&1 and get Tami’s microwave fruit cake [...]

  • 4 KM // Dec 29, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    MARVELOUS and FUN!!!!

  • 5 se7en // Dec 29, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Hay My friend, KM, from far away… How are you doing? You will love these instagram pics… The demise of the baobab tree:http://instagr.am/p/cnPW_/ and Don’t get between a man and his lion cookie: http://instagr.am/p/cnS6n/ Lots and lots of love…

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