How-To Make a 2-Tier S’mores Camping Cake

Elevate Your Campfire

Imagine sitting around a campfire. What do you smell? Toasted marshmallows, graham crackers, and of course, chocolate. Top it off with a charming rustic camp-themed DecoSet® cake topper, and you have the quintessential s’mores cake to share with friends.

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What You’ll Need

  • 1 – 8” Double Layer Round Cake
  • 1 – 10” Double Layer Round Cake
  • One Box of Honey Graham Crackers
  • One Bag of Mini Marshmallows
  • Hot Fudge or Chocolate Icing
  • 5 Cups White Icing
  • 1 Cup Olive Green Icing
  • Camping DecoSet® Cake Topper
  • Olive Green Premium Gel Color
  • Large Grass Decorating Tip #234
  • 1 7/8” W Cake Icer Decorating Tip #789
  • Pastry Bags
  • Coupler
  • Cake Decorator’s Plastic Icing Scraper
  • 8” Cake Board
  • 12” White Foil Cake Board
  • Poly Dowel Rods, 12” x ¼”
  • Crème Brulee Torch
  • Serrated Knife
  • Step 1

    Base ice 8” and 10” cakes to use for a 2-tier s’mores cake

    Place a 10” double layer round cake on a 12” foil cake board and an 8” double layer round cake on an 8” cake board. Base ice both cakes with white icing.

    Tip: Place the 8″ cake and board on a larger cake board while decorating for ease of clean up.

     

    Tip: Check out How-To Base Ice a Cake for step-by-step instructions.

  • Step 2

    Add graham crackers around the sides of a s’mores cake

     

    Use a serrated knife to carefully saw graham crackers to the height of the 10” cake. Adhere to sides of cake, using additional white icing if the base icing has become dry.

  • Step 3

    Drizzle hot fudge on a s’mores cake

    Carefully fill a pastry bag with hot fudge and cover the top of the 10” cake. Starting in the center, pipe chocolate in a spiral, working outward to the edge. Allow fudge to drizzle down the sides.

     

    Tip: Cover the top and sides with chocolate in a continuous motion to achieve a smooth finish.

  • Step 4

    Insert poly dowel rods into s’mores cake

     

    Measure 3 poly dowel rods to height of 10” cake and trim. Insert into cake.

  • Step 5

    Cover s’mores cake with mini marshmallows

     

    Use a plastic decorator’s scraper to roughen the base icing on the 8” cake. Then, press mini marshmallows into the icing, covering the sides all around the cake.

  • Step 6

    Toast your s’mores cake with a crème brulee torch

    Use a crème brulee torch to toast marshmallows lightly. 

     

    Tip: You can use yellow or brown airbrush color as an alternate to a crème brulee torch.

  • Step 7

    Stack marshmallow and graham cracker cakes together for a 2-tier s’mores cake

     

    Stack 8” cake on top of 10” cake. Do not stack before using the torch or you risk melting the chocolate.

  • Step 8

    Add camping decorations to your s’mores cake

     

    Place Camping DecoSet® Cake Topper on top. Then, use Large Grass Decorating Tip #234 and Olive Green Icing to pipe grass around edges of the DecoSet. Place one tree on each side.

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