Saturday, August 31, 2013 american girl, dollar store projects, homeschooling
Doll Sponge Cake (literally)
For the first little while this year, we'll be doing American Girl-related crafts for our art classes. (We homeschool, in case you didn't know or don't remember.) Our first project was a sponge cake - literally!
My husband thinks they look like Little Debbie snack cakes, and they really do.
The kids made the whole cakes and I made the slices so I could work along with them, demonstrating steps without doing their projects for them. We had a great time with this, and the kids are really impressed with how realistic everything looks.
We put thick white craft foam in the middle of the layers and hot-glued it all together. (I used the hot glue gun so the kids wouldn't get burnt.)
At this point, I cut each of my halves into three pieces each. The idea was to have a whole cake to put on a cake stand and pieces of cake to put on the doll's plates.
For the individual pieces, I only iced the outside parts that would be iced if you cut it from a whole cake.
We're going to make good use of these at my daughter's birthday party in a few months. We're doing an American Girl party, and the dolls are going to have their own table and food (fake, of course).
I also picked up some yellow, red and blue fabric paints at Dollar Tree. I considered "decorating" the cakes, but I think my kids would get too frustrated with that. They've inherited some perfectionist tendencies from both my husband and myself. :)
I may end up making and decorating one special "Happy Birthday" cake to use on birthdays, if I get the chance.
Posted by Christa at 11:48 AM