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made to look like asphalt on a country road, grass on the sides with a fence line and equipment traveling on the road

  • 2 box cakes (1st layer - chocolate;2nd layer-white)buttercream frosting in between layers and on top of cake. "road" is made of canned chocolate frosting tinted with black food coloring; fence= pretzels and thread;toy construction equipment;writing and detail done with buttercream frosting
  1. use 16" square pan (or any size you want) bake 2 layers - cool and frost bottom layer with buttercream frosting - add 2nd layer and frost all sides with the white buttercream. next: measure diagonally across the cake to mark where the "road" will be. Frost this area with canned chocolate frosting tinted with black food coloring. next: tint buttercream to the desired shade of green for the grass areas on either side of the road and frost.

  2. next: do whatever writing you want ex> "Thank you" "Happy Birthday", etc. next: tint buttercream to a bright yellow for the road markings .... stripe each side of the road and do dashes in the middle of the road. next: place pretzels along each side of the road ( and wind black thread around pretzel before you insert it into the cake) tip: for the first "post", tie the thread on to the pretzel, then wrap the other pretzels to secure the thread,

  3. tying the last pretzel with the thread. next; place the equipment on the cake.

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