Thursday, October 1, 2009

In the Cake

So nobody guessed on the makings of our S'mores cake...either you were totally and completely stumped, or my post was so long, you forgot I even offered the challenge. I think it's most likely the latter!

We first toyed with different ideas for the graham cracker top and bottom. We thought of using thin sheets of cake, fondant covered Rice Krispies and finally just figured that Rice Krispies would have good texture all alone. We did use coconut marshmallows to give them a more tan color. I also overcooked the marshmallow mixture to harden the treats.

For the chocolate bar we again originally thought of chocolate frosted cake and then substituted a brownie...perfect and an absolute a piece of cake! *tee hee*

The giant marshmallow proved the trickiest. Again, we thought about fondant covered cake, cut and rounded to resemble a marshmallow and then finally we decided to just make a giant marshmallow from scratch. Easy Peazy! My friend Jolene made the marshmallow using this recipe, omitting the chocolate covering and instead of cutting it into shapes, she just used a large, cornstarch-coated mixing bowl to get the desired shape. It was so supremely awesome and the kids were in awe at the sheer hugeness of it. See how big it was...

This is Jolene and the Giant Marshmallow...not to be confused with James and the Giant Peach.

After dinner, we cut up brownies, Rice Krispies and marshmallow bits and served it up with some vanilla ice cream.

And there you have it.


  1. Genius I tell ya Genius! And to think how delicious that marshmellow was after we all oogled and awed at it...mmmm germs...gotta love it.

  2. I didn't realize how BIG that was!! There wasn't anything in the original picture to reference the size to. But that lady eating it shows that it's flippin MASSIVE! I WANT one!!!

  3. I meant to guess on the cake, but I forgot. It turned out super cute. My guess would have been right on the rice krispies and brownie, but I never would have thought the marshmellow was real marshmellow! You're so creative!

  4. Wow! I really didn't think that cake was that BIG! GOOD JOB!

  5. Ok, from the original pic, I thought the cake was itty bitty. Like everyone got there own cake. So I thought you really made it just like a real smore. I had no idea it was that big!! Even the boots on top make it seem smaller...

  6. that cake was HUGE! that is girls are sooo clever!!! looks yummy! :)


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