The annual blue and gold banquet is a special dinner for the Boy Scouts of America cub scouts. This ceremony celebrates all of the achievements from the year and those to come. One of the best parts about blue and gold banquets is the many cakes that families bring to enjoy the occasion. From camping themes to simply delicious cakes, these edible creations make mouths water.
Decorated Sheet Cake
For large banquets, a decorated sheet cake works for a cub scout celebration. Using two or more 12-by-18-inch sheet pans, about 1/2 inch tall, you can make a large cake base. Remember to buy as many cake mixes in the same flavor as needed. In addition, purchase icing, eggs, baking powder, sugar and flour in larger sizes to make the right size sheet cake for your banquet. When finished baking, allow the cake to cook before applying a base coat of icing. Create two colors of icing with food coloring in blue and yellow. You need an icing bag and tips, which top the bag and funnel the icing in different sizes, that you can find in grocery stores and bakery supply shops. With icing bags, you can create multiple designs for cub scouts, such as badges, stars and stripes, bears and emblems.
Cub scouts often go camping; a cake that celebrates the adventurous spirit might entice the guests of blue and gold banquet. Many camping cake ideas are available. Passion Parties shows you how to make a camping cake from a sheet cake, green icing, Pop-Tarts, pretzels and ice cream cones. Disney's Family Fun also has a round campout cake made from 9-inch round cakes, green frosting, graham crackers, gumdrops, pretzels, Necco wafers, chocolate cookie crumbs, marshmallow trees and gel icing.
Cub Cap Cake
Scouts often pin and decorate their uniform hats. One idea from Betty Crocker makes a cap cake base. Decorate with edible pins and fish hooks, whatever flair your boy scouts commonly hook onto their hats. The cake is made from cupcake pan, cake mix, vanilla frosting, licorice and various other candy, such as Reese's peanut butter cups and M&M's. However, you also can use this idea to make two small round cakes. After the cake cools, cut a semicircle from one of the base cakes, which becomes the hat's bill, and set onto a pan. Ice the semicircle of cake with frosting in a color of your choice. Use the leftover cake to build the rest of the hat. Decorate the hat with candy, such as licorice for seams and an upside down peanut butter cup for the top.
For a cupcake treat at the blue and gold banquet, make teddy bear cupcakes. Betty Crocker's recipe calls for chocolate frosting, but you can use food coloring to change the colors to blue and gold. With chocolate chips, teddy bear-shaped graham crackers, whipped frosting and dry-roasted peanuts, decorate the cupcakes after they are baked.
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