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Flip Flop Cake - Test Run

This morning I decided to have a test run of a flip flop cakes.  I used a cake mix and baked it in a 13x9 pan and let it cool.  Next came the weird part.  I used a template from the Betty Crocker site and if you see the pictures, you can see the problem I had.

Something doesn't look like it would match up.  I tried, but frustrated and decided to trace a pair of my flip flops on paper.

Those look much better!

You tell me what shapes look better....

Cake is cooled and leveled off a bit.

Flip Flops...cut out then chilled in the freezer for one hour, that is really important!!

Crumb coated with white frosting.  Then chilled in the freezer for one hour, that is really important, don't skip that part!

Next I used a can and half of white frosting and tinted it green, eh..not to fond of it.  I need something brighter.

Then I used two blue Twizzlers.  I cut about 1 inch off the end.  Then cut up 3/4 the way up with craft scissors and inserted it to make the straps.

Then used Wilton Confetti to decorate.

Colored Twizzlers.....Whew...the blue one is strong tasting....Not my kind of flavor...LOL

It is now cooling in the freezer until Miss V gets home!

Edited to add:  She loved it! I do want to change the color of the flip flop since I learned how to make edible confetti.  I think I am going to use more tropical colors.  Not to bad for a trial run.

Has anyone used Americolor gels in the bottle?  If so is it easier than the Wilton tubs of gel color?


Erin said...

So darn cute! My daughter has been asking me to make her a flip flip cake but it looks hard! She would love yours!

Lynn - A Foodie and Her Family and Crafty Lynn said...

Erin it was soooo simple! Just make sure to freeze the cake in between cutting and icing. It makes it much easer to frost.

Roxann said...

I love it! So cute!

The Better Baker said...

Adorable, simple & clever! Will have to make it with the grandkids! Thanks -

Cakewhiz said...

This cake would look so good at a beach themed party. It's great of you to share the entire process so that it helps us out too :)

Lynn - A Foodie and Her Family and Crafty Lynn said...

Thank you so much everyone for the nice comments!

Cakewhiz, your blog is incredible! I think I am going to make some of your edible confetti to put on the next version of the Flip Flop cake.

Miriam said...

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Desi said...

I saw this cake on a blog hop. Adorable! I also love your monkey cake... I love monkeys : )

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Amy said...

How cute! It sould be a fun cake to have in the summer at the beach! :)


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